Outside The Law

Outside The Law

DVD Rating: **1/2

Reviewed by: James Benefield

The special features consist of a subtitled Making Of, an interview with the director and a trailer for the movie.

The making of covers most bases, as it features the cast and the director speaking about their involvement with the film. Jamel Debbouze gets the most screen time, and proves to be a bit of a clown around the set (although, at times, deadly serious offset). There's also some nice behind the scenes footage around some of the film's major set pieces. The doc is a little frustrating in places, as it seems composed of different interviews, some of them overlapping slightly, but it's nevertheless watchable.

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The interview with the director, Racid Bouchareb is only around 11 minutes long, but goes into some more detail about the origins of the movie, its development and how it fits in with other films which portray history onscreen.

For a film with a relatively large budget on scope, it would have been nice to have some breakdowns or key scenes and set pieces (not to mention audio commentary), but otherwise it's an okay package.

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2011
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The story of three Algerian brothers and their fight for their country's freedom.
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Product Code: OPTBD 2020

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Making of, interview with Rachid Bouchareb, trailer

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