The Battle of Algiers coming from Criterion in 2004

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  1. Matt_P

    Matt_P Second Unit

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    Sorry if this is old news...

    On the Criterion website (www.criterionco.com), they have a news blip about The Battle Of Algiers being re-released to theaters early next year, and an eventual DVD release from Criterion:

    "The Battle of Algiers to Receive Theatrical Re-release

    The Battle of Algiers, Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo's legendary re-telling of the struggle for Algerian independence from France, will be re-released in January 2004 by Rialto Pictures and Janus Films. New 35mm prints featuring a new subtitle translation will open in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. Look also for a Criterion DVD of The Battle of Algiers in 2004."

    Good news for fans of this influential film.
     
  2. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Producer

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    It is an absolutely great film. I knew about the Criterion release, but I'm glad to see this undoubtedly wonderful news publicized on HTF as well.

    Go see it, gang!

    Ted
     
  3. Dan Lindley

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    Great News! Thanks!
     
  4. Scott D S

    Scott D S Supporting Actor

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    This should satisfy John Landis. I was reading the transcript of the Landis chat recently and, when asked what he'd like to see on DVD, he mentioned this film. [​IMG]
     

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