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UK film school 1963 bw 93 min.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
CAV: $99.95 - available
2 discs, catalog # CC1280L

Kubrick once said, "The feel of the experience is the important thing, not the ability to verbalize it." One of the few unquestioned masters still at work, Stanley Kubrick has put Criterion through its paces in six editions. A painstaking perfectionist, he has taught us as much about the feel of a great transfer--with his sense of cool precision and his obsession with technical detail--as he has taught audiences worldwide about their own fears, dreams, and desires.

"The sharper image and vastly improved sound put us right in the picture with Strangelove ... " -- Sol Louis Siegel, Video

When a sex-obsessed Air Force general launches an unauthorized pre-emptive nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, all hell (and hilarity) breaks loose in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 satire. Bomb-riding stratospheric cowboys, demented political powerbrokers, and America's paranoid preoccupations make Dr. Strangelove the blackest comedy in movie history. Peter Sellers gets triple billing as the squeamish Captain Mandrake, mild-mannered President Muffley, and the gloriously perverse Dr. Strangelove.

Criterion's special edition features:

  • Exclusive transfer, personally supervised and approved by Kubrick, that presents the film in variable aspect ratios of 1.33:1 and 1.66:1
  • The original theatrical trailer
  • Rare 1964 Scopitone: "My Teenage Fallout Queen"
  • An atomic age archive, packed with Cold War-era info about nuclear weapons. Includes the infamous "Duck and Cover" nuclear preparedness video short!
  • Archival footage and rare photographs

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