The Battle Of Algiers (Special Edition)  (DVD)
Digitally RE-MASTERED IN HIGH DEFINITION from restored archive elements approved by the filmmakers, this all-time classic release of `The Battle Of Algiers` also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence. This new HD version includes some previously unseen footage, making this the most complete edition ever anywhere. 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 an FLN leader. This film is a passionate yet completely impartial record of struggle which led to Algeria s Independence. SPECIAL FEATURES - EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION & 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 Interview with Producer & protagonist SAADI YACEF, head of FLN guerrillas - OUR WAR FOR FREEDOM Interview with FLN fighter ZOHRA DRIF BITAT (the Milk Bar bomber portrayed in the film) - PHOTO GALLERIES From filmmaker`s personal archives - FILM TRAILERS Theatrical and Argent Trailer - ALSO INCLUDED A SPECIAL BOOKLET `ITALIANS IN ALGIERS` An essay by author-scholar David Forgacs, Professor at NYU, on the remarkable genesis of the film and how it was shaped by both the award winning Italian filmmakers and its ex-guerrilla Algerian producer, whose memoir the film is based on.
Running Time: 117 minutes
Region: All Regions
Release Date: 31 Aug. 2009