Dr. Strangelove
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Arguably the greatest black comedy ever made, Stanley Kubrick's cold-war classic is the ultimate satire of the nuclear age. Dr. Strangelove is a perfect spoof of political and military insanity, beginning when General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a maniacal warrior obsessed with "the purity of precious bodily fluids," mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets counter the threat with a so- called "Doomsday Device," and the world hangs in the balance while the U.S. president (Peter Sellers) engages in hilarious hot-line negotiations with his Soviet counterpart. Sellers also plays a British military attaché and the mad bomb-maker Dr. Strangelove; George C. Scott is outrageously frantic as General Buck Turgidson, whose presidential advice consists mainly of panic and statistics about "acceptable losses." With dialogue ("You can't fight here! This is the war room!") and images (Slim Pickens's character riding the bomb to oblivion) that have become a part of our cultural vocabulary, Kubrick's film regularly appears on critics' lists of the all-time best. --Jeff Shannon

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title: Dr. Strangelove
theatricalDate: 29-01-1964
stars: Peter Sellers
George C. Scott
rating: 5
purchase date: 03-07-2005
publisher: Columbia Tristar Hom
published: 02-11-2004
price: $34.95
net Rating: 4.5
MPAA Rating: PG
minutes: 95
number of media: 2
last lookup time: 142115552
genre: Satire
Classic Comedies
Black Comedy
Peter Sellers
Cold War
Anti-War Films
Special Editions
fullTitle: Dr. Strangelove (40th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)
features: Color
edition: 40th Anniversary Two-Disc Special
director: Stanley Kubrick
currentValue: $22.69
created: 142115520
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: B0002XNSY0