Dr. Strangelove 1964 Criterion Collection
Stanley Kubrick's celebrated black comedy classic about an "accidental" nuclear attack was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1964. Created during a time when the paranoia of the Cold War was at its peak, the film still seems surprisingly relevant today.

Convinced the Commies are polluting America's "precious bodily fluids"; a crazed General orders a surprise nuclear air strike on the USSR. His aide Captain Mandrake - Peter Sellers furiously attempts to figure out the recall code to stop the bombing. Meanwhile the US President – Sellers again, gets on the hotline to convince the Drunken Soviet Premier that the impending attack is a silly mistake, while the President's advisor (and Ex-Nazi Scientist) Dr. Strangelove-Sellers yet again, confirms the existence of the dreaded doomsday machine—a new secret Soviet retaliatory device guaranteed to end the Human Race once and for all!

The nuclear arms race was a subject that intrigued Kubrick for several years before Dr. Strangelove. According to Norman Kagan in his book The Cinema of Stanley Kubrick (Continuum, 1989), he had read more than 70 books on the subject and subscribed to Aviation Week and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In the course of his reading, he came upon Peter George's novel Red Alert and purchased the screen rights to make what he planned to be a serious film about the possibility of accidental war. As he started to work on the screenplay, however, he began to see the absurdity and humor in many of the scenes and decided to write instead a "nightmare comedy." "After all, what could be more absurd than the very idea of two mega powers willing to wipe out all human life because of an accident, spiced up by political differences that will seem as meaningless to people a hundred years from now as the theological conflicts of the Middle Ages appear to us today?"

• New interviews with Stanley Kubrick scholars Mick Broderick (19:14) and Rodney Hill (17:25); archivist Richard Daniels (14:15); cinematographer and camera innovator Joe Dunton; camera operator Kelvin Pike (12:13); and David George, son of Peter George, on whose novel Red Alert the film is based (10:57)
• 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:
--- The Art of Stanley Kubrick (13:50)
--- Inside Dr. Strangelove (46:04)
--- No Fighting in the War Room (30:04)
--- Best Sellers (18:28)
• Excerpts from a 1966 audio interview with Kubrick, conducted by physicist and author Jeremy Bernstein (3:06)
• Interviews from 1963 with Sellers and actor George C. Scott (7:16)
• Excerpt from a 1980 interview with Sellers from NBC’s Today show (4:23)
• Exhibitors Trailer (16:53)
• Theatrical Trailer (3:24)

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:34:53 | 7.18 Gb + 6.55 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Download Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection:



BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:34:59 | 44.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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