Few know that the classic science fiction film Metropolis was based on a book by Thea Von Harbou. Many, in fact (me included) have never seen the film.

Now is your chance. Here is the restored version of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 film.

But first, the synopsis:

Metropolis takes place in the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers, who must live in the dark underground, and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, many of which presage such sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets, heart-pounding action and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of classic science fiction cinema.

Enjoy the show!

[via OldFutures]

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