Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Stanley Kubrick's painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is without a doubt one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.
The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther) plays three wildly different roles: Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake, timidly trying to stop a nuclear attack on the USSR ordered by an unbalanced general (Sterling Hayden); the ineffectual and perpetually dumbfounded President Merkin Muffley, who must deliver the very bad news to the Soviet premier; and the titular Strangelove himself, a wheelchair-bound presidential adviser with a Nazi past.
Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is a genuinely subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an unparalleled stylist and pitch-black ironist.
First released: Monday 25th July 2016
Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack
New interviews with Stanley Kubrick scholars Mick Broderick and Rodney Hill; archivist Richard Daniels; cinematographer and camera innovator Joe Dunton; camera operator Kelvin Pike; and David George, son of Peter George, on whose novel Red Alert the film is based
Excerpts from a 1965 audio interview with Kubrick, conducted by Jeremy Bernstein
Four short documentaries from 2000 about the making of the film; the sociopolitical climate of the period; the work of actor Peter Sellers; and the artistry of Stanley Kubrick
Interviews from 1963 with Sellers and actor George C. Scott
Excerpt from a 1980 interview with Sellers from NBC's Today show
An essay by scholar David Bromwich
A 1962 article by screenwriter Terry Southern on the making of the film
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