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    Unique ID Code: 0000014757
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 2/3/2001 10:35
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    Dr. Strangelove: Special Edition (US)

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    The hot-line suspense comedy
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: $29.95
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    Stanley Kubrick`s celebrated black comedy classic about an "accidental" nuclear attack was nominated for four 1964 Academy Awards.

    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 (Sterling Hayden) orders a surprise nuclear air strike on the USSR. His aide Captain Mandrake (Peter Sellers) furiously attempts to figure out a recall code to stop the bombing.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. President (Sellers again) gets on the hot line 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 once more) confirms the existence of the dreaded Doomsday Machine - a new secret Soviet retaliatory device guaranteed to end the human race once and for all!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    New Documentary: The Art of Stanley Kubrick from Short Films to Strangelove
    Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove
    Original Split-Screen Interview with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
    Original Advertising Gallery
    Theatrical Trailers
    Talent Files
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English
    Dolby Digital Mono Spanish
    Dolby Digital Mono French
    Dolby Digital Mono Portuguese

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Stanley Kubrick

    Written By:

    James Earl Jones
    Peter Bull
    Slim Pickens
    Keenan Wynn
    Sterling Hayden
    George C. Scott
    Peter Sellers

    Soundtrack By:
    Laurie Johnson

    Director of Photography:
    Gilbert Taylor

    Anthony Harvey

    Production Designer:
    Ken Adam

    Victor Lyndon
    Stanley Kubrick

    Executive Producer:
    Leon Minoff

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    Hey kids.

    Content:- A classic in every sense of the word, brilliantly surreal at times and with fantastic performances all round (Peter Sellers is f*cking ace in all 3 roles!). I dont think there is any way in which you can complain about the content of this film, its hilarious, witty, clever and oddly realistic and relevant. Top notch.

    Video:- Well it is B+W and full frame (dont worry - it was filmed that way). There is scratches here and there, but nothing drastic, nothing you wouldnt expect from a film of this age and definately nothing that would distract you. Yep.

    Audio:- Well it is only mono, but everything is crisp, clean and clear. I dont think a full DD5.1 remix would really suit this film! Its fine as it is.

    Features:- A fair selection, which is always a good thing. Not bad really, but they could probably have found some more stuff. Probably.

    Overall:- A perfect film with a fine DVD. Worth buying for the film alone, so anything else is a bonus. Aye!
    posted by Blazingmonga on 26/8/2001 01:10