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

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

Stanley Kubrick

 
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

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

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.

Cast

Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. StrangelovePeter Sellers
Gen. Buck TurgidsonGeorge C. Scott
Brig. Gen. Jack D. RipperSterling Hayden
Col. Bat GuanoKeenan Wynn
Maj. King KongSlim Pickens
Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky Peter Bull
Lt. Lothar ZoggJames Earl Jones
Miss ScottTracy Reed
Mr. StainesJack Creley
Lt. DietrichFrank Berry
Adm. RandolphRobert O‘Neil
Lt. KivelGlenn Beck
FrankRoy Stephens
Capt. Ace OwensShane Rimmer

Credits

DirectorStanley Kubrick
Produced byStanley Kubrick
Screenplay byStanley Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George
Based on the book Red Alert byPeter George
Production designerKen Adam
Film editorAnthony Harvey
Director of photographyGilbert Taylor
MusicLaurie Johnson
Art directorPeter Murton
Associate producerVictor Lyndon
Camera operatorKelvin Pike
WardrobeBridget Sellers
Special effectsWally Veevers
Production managerClifton Brandon
Camera assistantBernard Ford
Assistant directorEric Rattray
ContinuityPamela Carlton
MakeupStuart Freeborn
Sound editorLeslie Hodgson
HairdresserBarbara Ritchie
Assistant editorRay Lovejoy
Main titles byPablo Ferro

Disc 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

Film Essays

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Dr. Strangelove: The Darkest Room

By David Bromwich June 28, 2016

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 nuclear-thriller satire, featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast (led by Peter Sellers), unmatched comedic dialogue, and tonally perfect visual style, is a cinema . . . Read more »

On Five

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From the Kubrick Archives

July 26, 2016

Ranging from cold-blooded film noir to apocalyptic satire, the Stanley Kubrick films in our collection highlight the master in his first decade as a director, a period that showcased the . . . Read more »


Criterion Designs

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Criterion Designs: Dr. Strangelove

By Eric Skillman June 30, 2016

How we riffed on the design of Stanley Kubrick’s classic satire. Read more »


Features

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Notes from the War Room

By Terry Southern June 29, 2016

In this essay, first published in Grand Street in 1994, Dr. Strangelove coscreenwriter Terry Southern offers a lively behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production. Read more »


Film Essays

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Dr. Strangelove: The Darkest Room

By David Bromwich June 28, 2016

Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 nuclear-thriller satire, featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast (led by Peter Sellers), unmatched comedic dialogue, and tonally perfect visual style, is a cinema . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Did You See This?

May 06, 2016

In honor of Film Forum’s Anna & Jean-Luc series, Interview Magazine has published a conversation from its July 1994 issue between Andrew Sarris and Jean-Luc Godard, in which Godard explains . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Movie Music Has Gone Off Script

May 04, 2016

If you listen back through cinema soundtracks from the past half century, you can hear movie music begin to shift from being mere melodious accompaniment to become its own means of storytelling. . . . Read more »


Announcements

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New UK Releases for July 2016

April 29, 2016

This July brings two new Criterion releases in the United Kingdom: Stanley Kubrick’s satirical Cold War masterpiece Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and . . . Read more »


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