Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Special Edition) (1964)
Front Cover Actor
Peter Sellers President Merkin Muffley
George C. Scott Gen. Buck Turgidson
Sterling Hayden Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn Col. Bat Guano
Slim Pickens Maj. T.J. "King" Kong
Peter Bull Ambassador de Sadesky
James Earl Jones Lt. Lothar Zogg
Tracy Reed Miss Scott
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Stanley Kubrick
Studio Columbia Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
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.
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 043396061873
Release Date 2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned Widescreen