THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS DVD & Blu-ray

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BBFC: 15

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Languages: French-Arabic & Italian Audio HT DTS 2.0 & DOLBY with English Subtitles

Running Time: 2 Hours approx

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.

QUOTES

ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE FILMS OF ALL TIMEThe Observer

ELECRIFYING. A MASTERPIECE OF WORLD CINEMA.. A NAIL-BITER” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Empire

SCRUPULOUSLY EVEN-HANDED. FRENCH TROOPS TORTURE, ARAB GUERRILLAS BOMB CAFES,

BUT NEITHER SIDE IS PAINTED AS BAD GUYS, OR HEROES – JUST HUMAN” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut

SUPERB AND UNRIVALLED” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out

“HOW TO WIN BATTLE AGAINST TERRORISM AND LOSE THE WAR OF IDEAS.. CHILDREN SHOOT

SOLDIERS AT POINT BLANK RANGE. WOMEN PLANT BOMBS IN CAFÉS. SOUNDS FAMILIAR? …

Pentagon flyer for their in-house screening of BATTLE OF ALGIERS

NEVER EQUALLED.. IT HAS NEVER BEEN SO RELEVANT EITHEREvening Standard

ONE OF THE TEN GREATEST FILMS OF ALL-TIMESight & Sound filmmakers poll

“..ECHOES OF IRAQ TODAY ARE STRIKING AS THE AUTHORITIES DENOUNCE TERROR WHILE

PRACTISING IT THEMSELVES” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Mail

THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF POLITICAL FILMMAKING SINCE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Empire

ALGERIA’S AGONY MADE A CINEMA MASTERPIECE” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Mail


AWARDS

• Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival

• BAFTA – United Nations Award

THREE OSCAR ® NOMINATIONS

(OSCAR® registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

• Oscar Best Director nomination

• Oscar Best Foreign Film nomination

• Oscar Best Screenplay nomination


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.

The Battle of Algiers Blu-ray & The Battle of Algiers DVD on Amazon.co.uk


PHOTO GALLERY

 

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  1. NEWS & About us | ArgentFilms - January 27, 2014

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