DVD: Che Parts One & Two, Retail & rental, (Optimum)

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Steven Soderbergh's four-hour Che Guevara biopic has been chopped into two halves, each of which concentrates on a guerrilla campaign.

The first sees the fledgling revolutionary (Benicio Del Toro) hiking through the Cuban mountains in 1957 and 1958; the second follows his fatal Bolivian adventure in 1967. It's always watchable, but it's remarkable how little it has to say about Guevara. As ever, Soderbergh seems far more interested in filming techniques than in what he's filming.