We're looking for contributors

METROPOLIS Poster: $850,000

Metropolis poster original
Metropolis original poster

Who says silent movies don't make money?

Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist has grossed more than $100 million worldwide, in addition to winning a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Jean Dujardin).

And now comes an original poster of Fritz Lang's 1927 UFA classic Metropolis, which you can buy now for $850,000 at Movie Poster Exchange. The information below is from MPE:

Posters from this all-time classic science-fiction film are the rarest of the rare and this, the most famous image ever associated with the film is no exception. Created by art deco artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm, this poster depicts the classic image of the automation Maria and the fantastic cityscape of Metropolis itself.

There are four copies of this poster known to exist. Two of them are in permanent museum collections (Museum of Modern Art and the Austrian National Library Museum) while the other is in a long-term private collection. [According to bleedingcool.com, that's rumored to be Leonardo DiCaprio's.] This is a unique opportunity to acquire what is without question one of the finest and most recognizable posters in the entire hobby.

The condition of this masterpiece is fantastic, a very strong Very Fine+. It has been backed for preservation/presentation and very minimal color work has been performed to the fold lines. There were no missing pieces or major problems with this poster prior to restoration, just slight fold line separation from years of storage.

Well, got $850,000?

Metropolis, which has survived in various versions, premiered in Berlin in 1927. The film lost about one-quarter of its length after Paramount acquired the film for U.S. distribution. The film's long-lost scenes were found at the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires in 2008. At the time, ZEITmagazin heralded that "the most important silent film in German history can, from this day forward, be considered rediscovered."

Metropolis features Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf-Klein-Rogge, Fritz Ras, Theodore Loos, Erwin Biswanger, and Heinrich George.

If you enjoyed reading METROPOLIS Poster: $850,000 and/or found it an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above or on the left.
METROPOLIS Poster: $850,000 last modified:

Continue Reading: THE HUNGER GAMES: Peeta / Caesar Interview

Previous Post: Robert Pattinson/BEL AMI: US Release Date

"METROPOLIS Poster: $850,000" © 2004-2014 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Feel free to leave your comment about the Alt Film Guide article "METROPOLIS Poster: $850,000" in the space below. Note: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, trollish, baseless (spreading rumors or misinformation), and inflammatory comments and/or remarks will be deleted, and such commenters may be banned.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Joan Crawford Young and Middle-Aged on DVD
Gladys Brockwell: Tragic Death
Disney's Rights to Mickey Mouse Questioned
Jean Arthur TCM Schedule
Silent THE WIZARD OF OZ, Vittorio De Sica's BICYCLE THIEVES, Lilli Palmer on TCM
Alan Ladd, Ella Raines, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Jeanette MacDonald on TCM
UMBERTO D. Review Pt. 2: Human Indifference to Suffering
Johnny Depp/Tim Burton DARK SHADOWS Trailer/Poster
Suzanne Flon, Actress in Orson Welles, John Huston Movies, Has Died