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  • Battle of Algiers [Criterion Collection] [3 Discs]
    • Release date: October 12, 2004
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: AR/Fre
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 3
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 1 min.
    • Special Features: New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
      Production gallery
      Theatrical and re-release trailers
      New and improved English subtitle translation
      "Gillo Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth" (1992): A 37-minute documentary, narrated by literary critic Edward Said
      Exclusive 51-minute documentary on the making of The Battle of Algiers, featuring new interviews with the director, cinematographer, composer, editor, actors, and film historians
      "Five Directors" (17 mins., 2004): Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance
      "Remembering History" (69 mins., 2004): An exclusive documentary that reconstructs the Algerian experience of the battle for independence, featuring interviews with historians and revolutionaries, including military leader Saadi Yacef
      "États d'Armes" (2002): A 28-minute documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the rebellion
      "The Battle of Algiers: A Case Study" (25 mins., 2004): Richard A. Clarke, former national counterterrorism coordinator and author of "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror," discusses the film's relevance with Michael A. Sheehan, former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism, in a conversation moderated by Christopher E. Isham, chief of investigative projects for ABC News
      "Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers" (58 mins., 1992): The filmmaker revisits the Algerian people after three decades of independence
      A 56-page book featuring excerpts from Saadi Yacef's original account of his arrest, a reprinted excerpt from the film's screenplay, a reprinted interview with co-writer Franco Solinas, a new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews, and biographical sketches on key figures in the French-Algerian War
  • Battle of Algiers [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]
    • Release date: August 9, 2011
    • Format: BluRay
    • Language: AR/Fre
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 1 min.
    • Special Features: Disc one:
      High-definition transfer, supervised by director of photography Marcello Gatti, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
      Gillo Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship Truth, a documentary narrated by literary critic Edward Said
      Morxist poetry: The making of "The Battle of Algiers," a documentary featuring interviews with Pontecorvo, Gatti, and composer Ennio Morricone, among others
      Interviews with Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance
      Production gallery
      Theatrical and rerelease trailers
      Disc two: History and the Film:
      Remembering History a documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence
      "États d'armes," a documentary exerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion
      "The Battle of Algiers": A Case Study, a video piece featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts
      Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers, a documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independece
  • Battle of Algiers [Criterion Collection] [3 Discs]
    • Release date: September 3, 2013
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: AR/Fre
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 3
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 1 min.
    • Special Features: Disc One: The Battle Of Algiers
      New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Marcello Gatti
      Production gallery
      Theatrical and rerelease trailers
      New English subtitle translation

      Disc Two: Pontecorvo And The Film
      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, and composer Ennio Morricone, among others
      Interviews with filmmakers Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, And Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance

      Disc Three: The Film And History
      Remembering History, a documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence
      "États d'armes," a documentary excerpt fearuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion
      "The Battle of Algiers" : A Case Study, a program featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts
      Gillo Pontecorvo's Return To Algiers, a documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence
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