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Dr. Strangelove : or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

Title
Dr. Strangelove : or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Stanley Kubrick production ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern & Peter George ; directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick.
ISBN
9781681431710
1681431718
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
DVD Edition.
Publication
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (95 min.) : DVD video, sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations, some color ; 16 cm) + 2 sheets (4 pages ; 23 cm) + 1 miniature booklet ([16] pages ; 5 cm)
Medium
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Notes
Title from title frame.
Based on the book "Red Alert" by Peter George.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features (disc one): Restored 4K Digital transfer; 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; (disc two): 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 socio political 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; trailers. Accompanying print material includes an essay, "The Darkest Room," by scholar David Bromwich; and a 1994 article by screenwriter Terry Southern on the making of the film.
Art director, Peter Murton ; wardrobe, Bridget Sellers ; music, Laurie Johnson ; director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; film editor, Anthony Harvey ; production designer, Ken Adam.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH). Closed-captioned.
Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Sellers); Best Director (Stanley Kubrick); Best Picture (Stanley Kubrick); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern), 1965 Academy Awards (U.S.).
Named to the National Film Registry in 1989 by the Library of Congress.
Summary
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President, his aides and the Pentagon struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
Variant and related titles
How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Doctor Strangelove
Title on disc one label: Hi there!
Title on disc two label: Dear John
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (Motion picture)
Format
Images / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 15, 2018
Series
Criterion collection ; 821.
The Criterion collection ; 821
Credits
Art director, Peter Murton ; wardrobe, Bridget Sellers ; music, Laurie Johnson ; director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; film editor, Anthony Harvey ; production designer, Ken Adam.
Cast
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, Tracy Reed, James Earl Jones, Jack Creley, Frank Berry, Glenn Beck, Shane Rimmer, Paul Tamarin, Gordon Tanner, Robert O'Neil, Roy Stevens, Hal Galili, Laurence Herder, John McCarthy.
System details note
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural and 5.1 surround soundtracks.
Audience
[MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements, some violence, sexual humor, and mild language].
Contents
disc one. Hi there! [feature film]
disc two. Dear John [special features].
Videorecording number
CC2640D The Criterion Collection
CC2640D-1 The Criterion Collection
CC2640D-2 The Criterion Collection
CC2640DDVD The Criterion Collection
Genre/Form
Feature films - United States.
Feature films - Great Britain.
Dark comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Dark comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films - United States.
Feature films - Great Britain.
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