Battle of Algiers (BLU)

Gillo Pontecorvo

Blu-ray
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Amoeba Review

Sean Sweeney 12/31/1969

Starring: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef.

2 Discs. Widescreen. Arabic & French Language with optional English subtitles.

Special Features include:
  • High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Marcello Gatti, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Gillo Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth, a documentary narrated by literary critic Edward Said
  • Marxist Poetry: The Making of “The Battle of Algiers,” a documentary featuring interviews with Pontecorvo, Gatti, composer Ennio Morricone, and others
  • Interviews with Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film’s influence, style, and importance
  • Remembering History, a documentary reconstructing the Algerian experience of the battle for independence


Product Details

  • Cast: Gillo Pontecorvo
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 08/09/2011
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