George Orwell’s novel 1984 is an attack on totalitarian government where the state controls all aspects of life and has impacted how many people see, understand, and talk about modern social movements. In Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, the city is a crowded one where people are either of the privileged elite, or of the repressed, impoverished masses.
In their works, Orwell and Lang both present the imminent dangers of the contemporary social and political world. These works evaluate the mechanisms of power in institutions that practice socio-political supremacy and tyranny.
AICN got the break about some absolutely incredible news… Giorgio Moroder’s version of Fritz Lang’s masterpiece of cinema, Metropolis, will be arriving on Blu-ray later this year! Here’s the release:
For thousands of people around the globe, Moroder’s Metropolis was their introduction to the films of Fritz Lang and many have been waiting to see this film re-released — with improved sound and image quality. This is it!
This “version” of Metropolis comes with music by Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Moroder, and many other famous 1980s acts,and we’re confident that interest is very high on this title. Metroopolis is Kino Lorber’s all-time best selling film – by a wide margin – and just the theatrical re-issue of this film has already collected $1.2 million in theaters since its restoration. So you can be sure that there are thousands of Metropolis fans out there.
Triptykon have released a video for ‘Shatter’ off of the upcoming Shatter EP which comes out next week on October 25th. The EP features three new tracks as well as two live covers of Celtic Frost songs. You can order the actual disc exclusively through CMDistro.com
OR you can get the digital download through all digital services. You can also stream the entire EP right now on MetalSucks.net
The ‘Shatter’ video was directed by Philipp Hirsch and was based on a concept from Tom Gabriel Warrior himself. The video has strong overtones of the occult and is also very reminiscent of 1920′s silent films, like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Check it out and let us know what you think of it!