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Section 9: Posters, Lobby Cards, Postcards

Part 2: 1962 - 2002

Introduction

Included below are references to posters produced during 1984-5 in association with the release of the Georgio Moroder version of the film, along with more recent reproductions of original posters from the 1920s and 1930s, plus adaptations. The posters are arranged chronologically. Included in Part 1 of this listing are references to posters produced in association with the film's initial release in 1927. Subsequent 're-issue' release posters are reproduced below. The posters are arranged chronologically in both parts.

23. Metropolis - German re-issue, Berlin, 1962. A poster publicising the first modern re-issue of a 'reconstructed' version of Metropolis. Features a 1940s era image of Heinrich George.


24. Metropolis - German re-issue, Berlin, 1962, Lobby Card. Freder attempting to release a grate which is trapping the children below ground in the flood waters.


25. Metropolis - German re-issue, Berlin, 1962, Lobby Card. Freder and Maria embracing within the catacombs.


26. Metropolis - German re-issue, Berlin, 1962, Lobby Card. Rotwang at the Transformation Machine, and the Moloch Machine.


27. Metropolis - German re-issue, Berlin, 1962, Lobby Card. Freder holding an exhausted Georgy at the Paternoster Machine.


28. Metropolis - German re-issue, Berlin, 1962, Lobby Card. Fritz Lang and production team operating the moving camera platform.


29. Metropolis, David Lance Goines, 18 x 24 inches, 1981. A poster promoting Fritz Lang's film.


30. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder Version, Poster, 47 x 63 inches, France, 1984. A smaller version (17 x 22 inches) is also known.


31. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder version, Poster, 30 x 40 inches, London, 1984. Produced to publicise the movie soundtrack, released on the Reprise label through Virgin stores.







32. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder Version, Poster, 26 x 38 inches, 1984. Numerous variants of this basic design exist, along with a number of reprints. Known variants include:


33. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder version, Set of 6 oversized Lobby Cards, 12 x 16 inches, Germany, 1984.





34. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder Version, Photobuster posters, 26 x 18 inches, Italy, 1984. Set of 4.


35. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder version, Lobby Card, 12 x 16 inches, Mexico. Spanish language text.


36. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder version, Trade advertisement, Variety, Friday, 17 August 1984, page 9.


37. Metropolis - Georgio Moroder version, Japanese poster, 20 x 29 inches, 1984.


38. Metropolis - Premiere-October 4, 1985 - 224 Newbury Street, Boston. Poster, designed by Robert Preston, Metropolis Inc., 24 x 32 inches, 1985.


39. Metropolis - German two-sheet poster, 33 x 46 inches. Printed for two screenings of the restored print of the film in Munich during October 1988.





40. Metropolis - Poster, 24 x 66 inches, Modern reproduction, 1990s. Numerous variants, in both size, colouring, and quality.


41. Metropolis - Poster, 24 x 36 inches, 1990s.




42. Metropolis - Poster, by Degen, 27 x 40 inches, 1990s. This image is also available on a mug.


434. Metropolis - Poster, by Degen, 27 x 40 inches, 1990s.


44. Metropolis - Poster, by Kurt Degen (d.1998), 27 x 39 inches, 1990s. Limited edition print of 1000 copies.


45. 'Artificial Paradise', poster, 27 x 40 inches, 1990. Czechoslovakian film about an incident in the life of Fritz Lang.


46. Metropolis, postcards, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, series of 9. Featuring original production illustrations and set design drawings by Erich kettelhut (7) plus 2 posters. Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin, 1990s.




47. Metropolis - Stamps. Two Metropolis-related stamp issues are known: 1. Nicaragua 1994 and 2. Germany - 100th Anniversary of Film series, 1995.


48. Metropolis Robot, wax print, 1995, 8.5 x 10.5 inches.


49. Superman's Metropolis, DC Comics Elseworlds Series, 22 x 33.5 inches, 1996. Promotional poster for new comic book, being an adaptation of metropolis with Clarke Kent as the main character.


50. Metropolis, poster, 1996. Modern reproduction. This work is also available in the form of acrylic paint on board, simulating an original painting.


51. Metropolis - Led Zeppelin, Flag/Poster on silken cloth, 30 x 43 inches, 1998. This image is also available on a T-shirt. Official item.


52. Concert poster - Bob Dylan and Van Morrison at Maddison Square Garden, January 1998. Based on original 1927 Metropolis poster.




53. Oscar Poster, March 2000, 26.75 x 39.75 inches. Designer: Arnold Schwartzman. Tribute to Metropolis and the robot transformation scene (reproduced below), wherein the rings were a major feature. Quote: "Its vivid electric design offers a look forward into the new millennium while at the same time paying homageto one of film history's most memorable images from the 1926 silent classic Metropolis."


54. Metropolis - manga film, 2001.


55. Metropolis - poster for 2002 US release of restored 2001 version.

Return to Part 1: 1927 for a listing of posters and related material associated with the original cinematic release of Metropolis. Last updated: 28 February 2011.


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