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"Metropolis" Returns to Theaters, This Time With Giorgio Moroder's '80s Soundtrack

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 25, 2011 at 8:19AM

Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" seems to be the classic that keeps on giving.

Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" seems to be the classic that keeps on giving.

With several versions of the film available on DVD, last year saw the "definitive" edition of the film, featuring about 30 minutes of newly reinstated footage, hit screens around the globe.

This year, Kino Lorber will release Academy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder's 1984 remix of the classic that includes a pop/rock soundtrack featuring songs by Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Jon Anderson and others.

On top of the revamped soundtrack, "Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis" features footage not included in the initial version, new sound effects, color tinting and subtitles that replace the film's original intertitles.

Kino Lorber is presenting a new HD transfer of the 1984 release in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements in over 20 U.S. markets. Go here to see where it's playing.

It hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 15. The Blu-ray and DVD editions will include "The Fading Image," a documentary produced by Moroder which chronicles his work on the restoration.

Watch the trailer below:

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