Rent Dr. Strangelove (1964)

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1h 30min
Rent Dr. Strangelove (aka Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse is both funny and frightening - and seems as relevant today as ever. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson (George C. Scott) - trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr Strangelove (Peter Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man's future.
The President (also Sellers) is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake (Sellers once again). Dr. Sstrangelove is truly a classic film.
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Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern
Ken Adam, Peter George
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Columbia Tristar
British Films, Classics, Comedy

1965 BAFTA Best Film

1965 BAFTA Best Black and White Production Design

1965 BAFTA Best British Film

1965 BAFTA Best United Nations Film

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Run Time:
90 minutes
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
B & W
  • Inside the Making of Strangelove - Featurette
  • The Art of Stanley Kubrick - Featurette
  • Interview with Peter sellers and George C. Scott - Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Press Kit
  • Filmographies
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Run Time:
95 minutes
Czech, English, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
B & W
  • The cold war: Picture-in-picture and pop-up trivia track
  • No fighting in the war room or: Dr. Strangelove and the nuclear threat
  • Inside: Dr. Strangelove
  • Best sellers: Peter Sellers remembered
  • The art of Stanley Kubrick: From short films to Strangelove
  • An interview with Robert McNamara

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Reviews (2) of Dr. Strangelove

Peter Sellers does everything but the kitchen sink - Dr. Strangelove review by MH

Spoiler Alert

Peter Sellers carries more roles in this film than some slackers could count.

This along with Barry Lyndon are my favourite Kubrick pair of films. Making good use of classical music it has a nice opening sequence and is relaxing and is darkly funny from start to finish.

Yes the effects may be a little dated but we get to see "Voice of Vader" James Earl Jones in his first main supporting role even if Slim Pickens steals the show as daddy war bucks. Really this is a half a dozen set film and has a relatively cheap feel now, but like Blackadder II and beyond it punches above its weight.

The main blink and you'll miss it plot development is about Flouridation, male menopause and the disenfranchise of old generals. But there is food for thought too as the Nazi's willingness to please no one but themselves triumphs over monogamy at the end.

Shame they never included food fight scene in the war room. I'm sure that would have been great!

PS Dr Strangelove is based upon John von Neumann and Werhner von Braun; a pair of Mephistophelean side kicks if ever there were any!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Of it's time - Dr. Strangelove review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert

Heard of this title on top comedy film lists so thought I'd give it a go. Expected more, but I suppose at the time it was quite a daring satire, but seems very tame now. I didn't laugh, and barely smiled at what was very gentle homour throughout. When modern audiences have experienced Airplane and Austin Powers, I was expecting more jokes.

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