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Dr. Strangelove: Special Edition (Bilingual)
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- Aspect Ratio : 1.66:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, French
- Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 13.97 x 1.35 cm; 102.63 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
- Item model number : 06187
- Director : Stanley Kubrick, David Naylor
- Media Format : Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 1 hour and 33 minutes
- Release date : Feb. 27 2001
- Actors : Peter Sellers, Ken Adam, George C. Scott, Richard Bird, Sterling Hayden
- Dubbed: : French, Portuguese
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Thai, Chinese
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Unqualified
- Studio : Columbia/Tristar Video
- Producers : Stanley Kubrick, Mitch Albom, Kate Forte, Blair Breard, Oprah Winfrey
- ASIN : B000055Y0X
- Country of origin : Canada
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,048 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
- Customer Reviews:
Sellers/Scott/Hayden/Wynn/Pickens ~ Dr. Strangelove
This second DVD edition of Stanley Kubrick's film is anchored by two new documentaries. The 15-minute look at the early Kubrick is rushed and covers no new ground for fans. The 45-minute "Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove" is more insightful despite having only a few players still alive in 2000 to talk about the production (including Kubrick's partner James B. Harris and actor James Earl Jones). The featurette does a good job of chronicling how a thriller about the end of the world became a comedy. Some publicity material has been added, including posters, the trippy trailer, and some oddly comical "fake" interviews with the two leads. --Doug Thomas
From the manufacturer
Dr. Strangelove: Or how I stopped worrying and loved the bomb
Through a series of military and political accidents, a pair of psychotic senior military officers -- U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chiefs of Staff General "Buck" Turgidson (George C. Scott) -- hatch an ingenious, foolproof, and irrevocable plan to unleash a wing of B-52 bombers and their nuclear payloads on strategic targets inside Russia. And when the brains behind the scheme, Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist with bizarre ideas about man's future, accidentally activates the bombing mission, the President of the United States (Peter Sellers) is unable to stop it. Although he knows the secret code to stop the mission, the Royal Air Force's Group Captain Mandrake (Peter Sellers) isn't much help since he's come under attack at a U.S. Air Force base by a group of U.S. paratroopers who've been accidentally activated, too. So, despite all efforts to recall him, Major T. J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens) personally sees his bombing mission to its fateful conclusion, even as the Russian Ambassador (Peter Bull) is summoned to the White House in hopes of averting a crisis and preventing the activation of the "Doomsday" machine. But the inevitable comes to pass as the efforts of the Pentagon brass and all the politicians in Moscow and Washington cannot undo the cascading series of cataclysmic events.
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Peter Sellers was always a brilliant actor and comedian and this is one of his greatest multiple-role films. His untimely passing has left a vacancy that no one has been able to fill, although many have tried and failed.
This particular edition includes documentaries on the world behind the premise of a doomsday device, and the making of this film. From the original book (by another name) and the evolution of the story line. Lots of interesting information for classic black-comedy film buffs and fans.
This movie will never get "old." :)
I'm writing this review for anyone wondering if this UK release version of the Blu-Ray disc works properly in Canada/USA Blu-ray players. I can tell you that it works perfectly, including all of the special features on the disc. Everything plays at 1080p from my Philips region A/1 player.
Well worth the purpose if only to remind us of how close we came to war at the time
Top reviews from other countries
MAD (Mutual-Assured-Destruction), which meant whoever
started WW3, the other side would react in kind, thus destroying
each other... yes... quite mad... I know, but this was a everyday
reality living in the cold war. and being a child of the
cold war, I remember the fear of Nuclear War,.
Although the cold war is over, we still face the threat of a nuclear
war, but it is not something we overtally worry about, but back
in the 1960s, it was a possibility, and that is why this film is so
good, as It really taps into the fear of those times.
I can't say anything more about this movie. Yes, there are
a couple of flaws in it, but so does any masterpiece, and
this is a classic. I love Sterling Hayden, and can watch him
in any thing. George C Scott is great too, and Ken Adam's
set designs are brilliant...
You must watch this film at least once in your life.
Some of the innuendoes of the names would not go down well today either,
Jack D. Ripper, Bat Guano, Turgidson, Muffin, also the Vera Lynn song "WE'LL MEET AGAIN"! at the end as the titles show nuclear weapons going off as they did in that era of tests, is well out of the "correctness" of today
So my reason for having one of my own is obvious.
All in all, a brilliant film, great acting, not only by Sellers, but Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott are superb in their support roles too and adds to its greatness.