Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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Peter Sellers
George C. Scott
Sterling Hayden
Slim Pickens
Tracy Reed
Keenan Wynn
Movie Details
Director Stanley Kubrick
Producer Stanley Kubrick
Writer Peter George; Stanley Kubrick
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 33 mins
Color Color
Plot
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 attaché 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. --Jeff Shannon
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396061873
Chapters 28
Release Date 2/27/01
Subtitles French; English; Portuguese; Thai; Chinese; Korean; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
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