Rent Dr. Strangelove (1964)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Stanley Kubrick
Writers:
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George
Others:
Ken Adam, Peter George
Aka:
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
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Awards:

1965 BAFTA Best Film

1965 BAFTA Best Black and White Production Design

1965 BAFTA Best British Film

1965 BAFTA Best United Nations Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
18/02/2002
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
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
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 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
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/04/2010
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Czech Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 1.0, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.0, Polish Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles:
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
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 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
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/07/2021
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Czech Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Stanley Kubrick Considers the Bomb Featurette
  • Mick Broderick Interview
  • Joe Dunton and Kelvin Pike Interview
  • Richard Daniels Interview
  • David George Interview
  • Rodney Hill Interview
  • Archival Stanley Kubrick Audio Interview
  • The Today Show Clips featuring
  • Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
  • Exhibitor Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Dr. Strangelove

Great Satirical Comedy - A Must watch - Dr. Strangelove review by GI

Spoiler Alert
14/07/2022

Director Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece satirical comedy about the horrors of nuclear war. Painfully funny mostly because of the hilarious three performances by Peter Sellers who plays an ubër polite RAF officer, the frustrated yet hapless US President and the titular Dr Strangelove, the President's scientific advisor with a dark nazi past. If you watch carefully you'll notice other cast members suppressing their laughter in some of Seller's scenes. The film makes fun of the Cold War and the nuclear arms race positing that mistakes could happen and yet everyone will jump around trying to deny such mistakes. Here an insane US Airforce General (Sterling Hayden), obsessed with protecting his vital bodily fluids from communist influence, has his bombers sent to bomb the USSR. The President finds that he can't stop it and is advised to take advantage of the situation to proceed with the attack, a position pushed by the manic General Turgidson (George C. Scott) and the sinister Dr Strangelove. With a cracking support cast including Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens (who gets a final iconic cinematic scene), James Earl Jones in his film debut and British actor Peter Bull as the Soviet Ambassador this is a film that never fails to give more and more. The laughs come thick and fast and often found in the smallest of details. It's endlessly quotable too with famous lines like "You can't fight in here, this is the war room". The magic here is that the film could just as well have been a serious one but the caricatures become believable and the conflict between the military and the politicians reminiscent of events that even resonate today. Overall this is one of the great film comedies. A wonderful film, clever, intelligent and uproariously funny. It's a must see.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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

Spoiler Alert
24/01/2012

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.

1 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

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

Spoiler Alert
25/01/2016

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!

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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