If you have yet to purchase “The Complete Metropolis” then you lack a serious part of cinematic history. This Blu-ray disc will captivate and fan the flames of love of film for you. But today I put aside Metropolis itself and concentrate on Voyage to Metropolis. Die Reise nach Metropolis (original German title) in its own right is a marvelous ride of suspense, wonderment and the happiest of “happy endings”, a wonderful, tasty slice of the documentary film-making-pie, written and directed by Artem Demenok. Voyage takes us on a world-wide cruise from Metropolis to Argentina to Australia, the United States to Germany and back again to the capital of Metropolis. Insightful tidbits to the process of film-restoration as well as the serendipitous events leading to the near full recovery for this movie masterpiece are packed tightly into this Sci-Fi-film-junkies trip to nirvana, AKA Metropolis (read our 2014 anniversary blog of Metropolis).
By C. S. Williams