Dr Strangelove is still considered 50 years on as a true classic and one of the finest black comedies ever made. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture (1964), Stanley Kubrick’s comedy about a group of paranoia-inspired, war-happy generals who manage to initiate an “accidental” nuclear apocalypse, is horribly frightening, delightfully funny and surprisingly relevant to this day.
This is the saga of two psychotic generals: Joint Chief of Staff “Buck” Turgidson (George C. Scott) and Air Force Strategic Commander Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden), who orders a bomber squadron to attack the USSR, triggering a Soviet secret weapon, the “Doomsday Machine”, a diabolical retaliatory missile system. Peter Sellers portrays a trio of men who attempt to avert this catastrophe: British Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to paranoid Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Muffley, whose best attempt at diverting this disaster depends on convincing a boozed-up Soviet Premier it’s all a farce.
The Cold War: picture-in-picture and pop up trivia track
No fighting in the war room: or Dr. Strangelove and the nuclear threat
Inside: Dr. Strangelove or: how I learned to stop worrying and the love bomb
Best sellers or: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove
The art of Stanley Kubrick from short films to Strangelove
An interview with Robert McNamara
Split screen interviews with Peter Sellers and George C Scott
|Actors||Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones|
|Label||Via Vision Entertainment|
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital)|
|Region Coding||B (Blu-Ray)|
|Year of Release||1964|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||Blu-Ray|
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