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Metropolis (1927)

NOTE: This commentary is available on the region 1 Kino "Restored, Authorized Edition" and the region 2 Eureka Special Edition.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Film historian Enno Patalas Rating:4.4/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by am1001 on June 5th, 2004:Find all reviews by am1001
Major disappointment. Very boring delivery and he often just describes whats on screen.
Reviewed by pmccart on June 6th, 2004:Find all reviews by pmccart
While the dry delivery can be forgiven since it's a translation (David Cook re-recorded Enno Patalas' commentary in English), it's more on Freud than the juicy film stuff.

It's more of an analysis on the Freudian aspects of the film than a commentary. I honestly think it's pushing the line when he's describing the False Maria as a hermaphrodite with dual genitalia. Too much information!
Reviewed by zombking on January 20th, 2008:Find all reviews by zombking
I'm surprised that so many people do not like this commentary (here or other places.) It's not amongst my favorites, but it certainly contains a lot of good information regarding the production but most importantly the metaphorical meanings of the film as well as what Thea really wanted the film to portray. It's a difficult film to truly explain, and even with the translation, it's a good listen, so I'd say give it a try and find out for yourself.