Battle of Algiers (Commemorative Collector's Edition) Blu-ray

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Product Details

Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
Director:
Region:
  • Region B
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • French
Dubbing Languages:
  • Italian, English, Arabic
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Review:
  • "One of the most remarkable films of all time" - The Observer

    "Elecrifying. A Masterpiece of world cinema. A nail-biter" (5 Stars) - Empire

    "Scrupulously even-handed. French troops torture, Arab Guerrillas bomb cafes, but neither side is painted as bad guys, or hereos – just human" (5 Stars) - Uncut

    "Superb and unrivalled" (5 Stars) - Time Out

    "How to win battle against terrorism and lost the war of ideas. Children shoot soldiers at point blank range. Women plant bombs in cafes. Sounds Familiar?" - Pentagon flyer for their in-house screening of 'Battle of Algiers'

    "Never Equalled.  It has never been so relevant either" - Evening Standard

    "One of the ten greatest films of all-time" - Sight & Sound Filmmakers Poll

    "Echoes of Iraq today are striking as the authorities denounce terror while practising it themselves" (5 Stars) - Daily Mail

    "The most important piece of political filmmaking since Battleship Potemkin"
    (5 Stars) - Empire

    "Algeria's agony made a cinema masterpiece" (5 Stars) - Daily Mail

Run Time:
  • 120 mins approx.
Studio:
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1966

Description

'The Battle of Algiers' tells the story of the life-and-death struggle between the French colonial government of Algeria and the Algerian Liberation Front, the FLN, who wanted the French out and were willing to set off bombs to do it. The French sent in their elite Paratroopers with the order to use Any Means to break the insurgent - torture included. It's a true story, done on location with many of the FLN appearing in it, including the producer who was indeed a senior FLN figure. This film is a passionate yet completely impartial record of struggle which led to Algeria’s Independence.

Special Features:

  • Exclusive Presentation and Interview with Director Ken Loach
  • Exclusive Presentation by Director Paul Greengrass (Bourne films) "Boa is the film that's influenced me more than any other.." - P Greengrass
  • The Making of The Battle of Algiers: An exclusive interview with Director Gillo Pontecorvo
  • The Real Battle of Algiers: An exclusive interview with producer Saadi Yacef, head of FLN guerrillas in Algiers
  • Photo Galleries From filmmaker's personal archives
  • Italians in Algiers Booklet

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Reviewed on 01/04/2014 by

Great film

This is a really masterpiece. It is a movie that greatly catches the atmosphere and realities of the urban guerillas. It is also exceptional that it doesn’t take sides, both Algerians and French are seen to do horrendous deeds and you can also understand positions of both sides. The movie is also very entertaining and very well acted. Very highly recommended.

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True masterpiece

This is a really masterpiece. It is a movie that greatly catches the atmosphere and realities of the urban guerillas. It is also exceptional that it doesn’t take sides, both Algerians and French are seen to do horrendous deeds and you can also understand positions of both sides. The movie is also very entertaining and very well acted. Very highly recommended.

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