Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
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On June 28, 2016, the Criterion Collection released Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb on Blu-ray. Stanley Kubrick directed the film starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden.
‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ Movie Synopsis
In Dr. Strangelove, when the U.S. Air Force General, Jack Ripper, goes mad, he orders his bomber wing to destroy the Soviet Union. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the precious bodily fluids of the American people. As the U.S. president meets with his advisors, the Soviet ambassador tells him that if nuclear weapons hit them, the assault will trigger their Doomsday Machine; thus destroying all plant and animal life on Earth. Now, it’s a rush against time as clashing personalities play a sinister game of Chess with innocent lives in the balance.
- Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
- 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 1966 audio interview with Kubrick, conducted by physicist and author Jeremy Bernstein
- Four short documentaries, about the making of the film, the sociopolitical climate of the period, the work of actor Peter Sellers, and the artistry of Kubrick
- Interviews from 1963 with Sellers and actor George C. Scott
- Excerpt from a 1980 interview with Sellers from NBC’s Today show
- PLUS: An essay by scholar David Bromwich and a 1994 article by screenwriter Terry Southern on the making of the film New cover by Eric Skillman