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Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Peter Sellers Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake
George C. Scott General Turgidson
Sterling Hayden General Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn Colonel Guano
Slim Pickens Major T. J. Kong
Jack Creley Mr. Staines
James Earl Jones Lieutenant Lothar Zogg
Peter Bull Ambassador de Sadesky
Tracy Reed Miss Scott
Frank Berry Lieutenant H. R. Dietrich
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Fantasy
Director Stanley Kubrick; David Naylor
Producer Stanley Kubrick; Victor Lyndon
Writer Stanley Kubrick; Peter George; Terry Southern
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Musician Laurie Johnson
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
Color Black And White
IMDb Rating 8.5
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
Personal Details
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Index 214
Collection Status In Collection
DVD Carousel Carousel 12
Slot 39
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396061873
Release Date 2/27/2001
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
"The Making of..." Featurette(s) Closed Captioned Production Notes Scene Access Theatrical Trailer(s) Interview with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott