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The Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection) (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection) (1966)
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 121 min.

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The Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection) (Disc 2: Bonus Disc - Pontecorvo and the Film) (1966)
Running Time: 121 min.

Special Features:
  • 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



The Battle of Algiers (Criterion Collection) (Disc 3: Bonus Disc - The Film and History) (1966)
Running Time: 121 min.

Special Features:
  • 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 lear Saadi Yacef
  • "Etats 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



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