Carlos: The Criterion Collection

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Carlos: The Criterion Collection

Carlos, directed by Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours), is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez - also known as Carlos the Jackal. One of the twentieth century's most-wanted fugitives, Carlos was committed to violent left-wing activism throughout the seventies and eighties, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. Assayas portrays him not as a criminal mastermind but as a symbol of seismic political shifts around the world, and the magnetic Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum) brilliantly embodies him as a swaggering global gangster. Criterion presents the complete, uncut, director-approved, five-and-a-half-hour version of Carlos.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 20 2011
  • Production Year 2010
  • Empire SKU 1577881
  • UPC Code 715515087018
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 4
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New Video Interviews With Director Olivier Assayas, Actor Edgar Ramirez, And Lenoir
Selected-Scene Commentary Featuring Lenoir
Carlos: Terrorist Without Borders, An Hour-Long Documentary On The Career Of Carlos
Archival Interview With Carlos/i> Associate Hans-Joachim Klein, By Jean-Michel Bougreau And Daniel Leconte
Maison de France, A Feature-Length Documentary On A Carlos Bombing Not Included In The Film
Twenty-Minute Making-Of Documentary On The Films OPEC Raid Scene
Original Theatrical Trailer
A Booklet Featuring Essays By Critics Colin MacCabe And Greil Marcus, As Well As A Timeline Of Carlos's Life And Biographies Of Selected Figures Portrayed In The Film, Written By Carlos's Historical Adviser, Stephen Smith


  • Audio
    Arabic Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    German Dolby Digital 5.1
    Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1
    Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
    Russian Dolby Digital 5.1
    Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color

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