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The Battle of Algiers R2 SE in August

Argent Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Battle of Algiers (Special Edition) on 31st August 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. Director Gillo Pontecorvo's highly acclaimed film is given a new Special Edition release which features a recently conducted 20-minute interview with Saadi Yacef, the film's co-producer and the real-life Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) leader on whose memoir the film was based. Additionally, this version of the film has been completely restored and struck from a completely different (and superior) master to the previous Argent Films DVD release.

Features include:

  • "The Making of The Battle Of Algiers" – an exclusive 20-minute interview with director Gillo Pontecorvo
  • "The Real Battle Of Algiers" – an exclusive 20-minute interview with Saadi Yacef
  • Extensive Photo Gallery including pictures from the filmmakers' personal archives
  • Dual audio options (French-Arabic and Italian version created for the Venice Festival) with optional English subtitles

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