Blu-ray special ed. - [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Video — 2 videodiscs (121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 p. ; 19 cm.)
1. The battle of Algiers
2. History and the film.
Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafš, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style.