Dr. Strangelove

Production year: 1964

Comedy PG   Running time: 1:35

IMDB rating:   8.5     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: English, French, Chinese, Korean, Thai;  Audio: Mono

Arguably the greatest black comedy ever made, Stanley Kubrick's cold-war classic is the ultimate satire of the nuclear age. Dr. Strangelove is a perfect spoof of political and military insanity, beginning when General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a maniacal warrior obsessed with "the purity of precious bodily fluids," mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets counter the threat with a so- called "Doomsday Device," and the world hangs in the balance while the U.S. president (Peter Sellers) engages in hilarious hot-line negotiations with his Soviet counterpart. Sellers also plays a British military attachZ and the mad bomb-maker Dr. Strangelove; George C. Scott is outrageously frantic as General Buck Turgidson, whose presidential advice consists mainly of panic and statistics about "acceptable losses." With dialogue ("You can't fight here! This is the war room!") and images (Slim Pickens's character riding the bomb to oblivion) that have become a part of our cultural vocabulary, Kubrick's film regularly appears on critics' lists of the all-time best.

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Special features

Collectible Scrapbook with an essay by Roger Ebert and original production stills
Two Exclusive New Documentaries ("No Fighting in the War Room Or: Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat", "Best Sellers: Peter Sellers Remembered")
An Interview with Robert McNamara,
Featurette: "The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove"
Featurette: "Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove"
Original Split-Screen Interview with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
Original advertising Gallery
Talent Files
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