PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Our home video list this week is highlighted by two vintage films.
The first is Fritz Lang’s silent classic, Metropolis (above), born in Berlin in 1927 as a stunningly designed city of the future. Its American version was heavily re-edited until in 2008, when an original German version turned up in Buenos Aires with 25 minutes of the original print restored. The Complete Metropolis is now available in both standard and Blu-ray formats.
Another revival: The 1935 version of Mutiny On The Bounty, with Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone. Blu-ray has a “75th anniversary” edition.
Of more recent vintage: Eat Pray Love, with Julia Roberts, available on standard DVD and a more ambitious Blu-ray version. Also, The Expendables, with Sly Stallone and Mickey Rourke, about an attempt to overthrow a South American dictator.
And, for the legion of “Murder She Wrote” lovers, the complete 12th and final season is available, comprising 24 episodes of the CBS television series starring Angela Lansbury as the novelist who continually stumbled across real-life mayhem.
Reported by Bob Nelson, KYW Newsradio 1060.