Dr. Strangelove OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – 4K
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27 September 2023
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Australian premiere on 4K for this classic Kubrick satire!
Nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Picture (1964), Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about a group of paranoia-inspired, war-happy generals who manage to initiate an “accidental” nuclear apocalypse is horribly frightening, delightfully funny and surprisingly relevant to this day. This is the saga of two psychotic generals: Joint Chief of Staff “Buck” Turgidson (George C. Scott) and Air Force Strategic Commander Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden), who orders a bomber squadron to attack the USSR, triggering a Soviet secret weapon, the “Doomsday Machine,” a diabolical retaliatory missile system. Peter Sellers portrays a trio of men who attempt to avert this catastrophe: British Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to paranoid Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Muffl ey, whose best attempt at diverting this disaster depends on convincing a boozed-up Soviet Premier it’s all a silly mistake; and the President’s advisor, Dr. Strangelove, a demented ex-Nazi scientist. Can any one of them possibly save the world?
- Stanley Kubrick Considers The Bomb featurette
- Mick Broderick interview
- Joe Dunton and Kelvin Pike interview
- Richard Daniels interview
- David George interview
- Rodney Hill interview
- Archival Stanley Kubrick audio interview
- The Today Show clips featuring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
- Exhibitor trailer
- Theatrical trailer