Che: Part One - The Argentina & Che: Part Two - Che: Guerrilla (2008) 3 x DVD9 Criterion Collection
Far from a conventional biopic, Steven Soderbergh’s film about Che Guevara is a fascinating exploration of the revolutionary as icon. Daring in its refusal to make the socialist leader into an easy martyr or hero, Che paints a vivid, naturalistic portrait of the man himself (Benicio del Toro, in a stunning, Cannes-award-winning performance), from his overthrow of the Batista dictatorship to his 1964 United Nations trip to the end of his short life. Composed of two parts, the first a kaleidoscopic view of the Cuban Revolution and the second an all-action dramatization of Che’s failed campaign in Bolivia, Che is Soderbergh’s most epic vision.

3 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:14:18 + 02:15:14
6.92 Gb + 7.42 Gb + 7.23 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Espanol (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Damian Bichir, Santiago Cabrera, Vladimir Cruz, Alfredo De Quesada, Jsu Garcia, Kahlil Mendez, Elvira Minguez, Andreas Munar, Julia Ormond
Country: France, Spain, USA

Che: Part One - The Argentina tracks Che's involvement in the Cuban Revolution, from his first meeting with Fidel Castro in Mexico City, to the key battle at Santa Clara, which immediately resulted in Batista's fall from power. We see Che as Castro's right hand, the philosophical heart of the Revolution, and a principled and relatively egoless military leader who insists that new recruits learn to read. Che regularly emphasizes the importance of morally sound behavior among both his peers and subordinates. All of this is interspersed with black-and-white flash-forwards to Che's 1964 New York visit and speech to the United Nations.

Che: Part Two - Che: Guerrilla skips forward about six years after the Cuban Revolution to Che's time leading an ill-organized and ill-equipped group of would-be revolutionaries through the jungles of Bolivia for one year. It culminates in the guerrillas being stopped by the Bolivian army, with help from American "advisors." Che is summarily executed the following day.

Disc Features:
• High-definition digital masters, supervised and approved by director Steven Soderbergh
• New audio commentaries featuring Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
• Making "Che" (49:49), a new documentary featuring Soderbergh, producer Laura Bickford, actor-producer Benicio del Toro, and writers Peter Buchman and Ben van der Veen
• Interviews with participants in and historians of the Cuban Revolution and Che's Bolivian campaign
• End of a Revolution (25:52), a short documentary made in Bolivia right after Che’s execution in 1967
• "Che" and the Digital Cinema Revolution (33:19), an original video piece looking at the RED camera and its effect on modern film production
• Deleted scenes (15:32 Part 1, 5:26 Part 2)
• Trailer

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