Monday, 8 January 2018

Competition: Win The Battle of Algiers 4K Blu-Ray


The Battle of Algiers "4K Restored Version" is out on Blu-ray on January 29th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and a copy on Blu-ray to give away.

Synopsis:
Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1966 Venice Film Festival and nominated for three Oscars® (Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Picture), The Battle of Algiers is a tour de force of world cinema and features a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone. It arrives as a stunning luxury collector’s set featuring a host of fascinating special features and a booklet and on both Blu-ray and DVD formats in one set. It will be available on VOD platforms on the same time. The restored 4K version of the film recently premiered at Barbican.

Recreating the Algerian struggle for independence from French occupation this powerful, thought provoking film is one of the most influential political movies of all time, depicting the brutal acts of both sides.

Shot in a gritty documentary style, with remarkable crowd scenes, it features the ground-breaking use of amateur actors including Algerian activists such as Saadi Yacef, all adding to the film’s realism – so much so that the film is used by military organisations including the Pentagon to offer insights in to guerrilla strategy and the effects of foreign occupation. Digitally remastered in 4K and beautifully restored preserving the grainy, newsreel look that the director Gillo Pontecorvo designed, the restoration was made by the L'Immagine Ritrovata with the participation of the director’s son, cinematographer and director Marco Pontecorvo, in collaboration with CultFilms and was nominated for the Best Restored Version Award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.

Special features include:
• New extra on the 4K restoration
• Booklet by Alan O'Leary
• The Making of the Battle of Algiers (interview with Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo)
• The Real Battle of Algiers (interview with producer Saadi Yacef, head of FLN guerrillas in Algiers
• Our War for Freedom (interview with FLN fighter Zohra Drif Bitat)
• Exclusive Presentation by Director Paul Greengrass
• Exclusive interview with Director Ken Loach

You can buy this from Amazon UK using the following link that opens in a new window.
Battle of Algiers


To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

Who Directs The Battle of Algiers?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@beentothemovies.com


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 05-02-18
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.