Stanley Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers plays three wildly different roles: Royal Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake, timidly trying to stop a nuclear attack on the USSR ordered by an unbalanced general (Sterling Hayden); the ineffectual and perpetually dumbfounded U.S. President Merkin Muffley, who must deliver the very bad news to the Soviet premier; and the titular Strangelove himself, a wheelchair-bound presidential adviser with a Nazi past. Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an unparalleled stylist and pitch-black ironist.

Film Info

  • Stanley Kubrick
  • United States, United Kingdom
  • 1964
  • 95 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #821

Special Features

  • Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • 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 sociopolitical 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
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar David Bromwich and a 1994 article by screenwriter Terry Southern on the making of the film
    New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • 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 sociopolitical 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
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar David Bromwich and a 1994 article by screenwriter Terry Southern on the making of the film
    New cover by Eric Skillman

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Cast
Peter Sellers
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott
Gen. Buck Turgidson
Sterling Hayden
Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn
Col. Bat Guano
Slim Pickens
Maj. King Kong
Peter Bull
Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky
James Earl Jones
Lt. Lothar Zogg
Tracy Reed
Miss Scott
Jack Creley
Mr. Staines
Frank Berry
Lt. Dietrich
Robert O‘Neil
Adm. Randolph
Glenn Beck
Lt. Kivel
Roy Stephens
Frank
Shane Rimmer
Capt. Ace Owens
Credits
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Produced by
Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by
Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by
Terry Southern
Screenplay by
Peter George
Based on the book Red Alert by
Peter George
Production designer
Ken Adam
Film editor
Anthony Harvey
Director of photography
Gilbert Taylor
Music
Laurie Johnson
Art director
Peter Murton
Associate producer
Victor Lyndon
Camera operator
Kelvin Pike
Wardrobe
Bridget Sellers
Special effects
Wally Veevers
Production manager
Clifton Brandon
Camera assistant
Bernard Ford
Assistant director
Eric Rattray
Continuity
Pamela Carlton
Makeup
Stuart Freeborn
Sound editor
Leslie Hodgson
Hairdresser
Barbara Ritchie
Assistant editor
Ray Lovejoy
Main titles by
Pablo Ferro

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