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Dr. Strangelove: 40th Anniversary Special Edition

If you don't know what this movie's all about, back to the bomb shelter with you. After 40 years Dr. Strangelove is still the screen's most pitch-perfect satire, a darkly farcical time capsule preserving the fear and paranoia of the Cold War. And even without that context, it remains a superb screen achievement, period. Strangelove's brilliance comes from its script, its director, and its astonishing number of fine performances: a confluence of talent the likes of which doesn't happen nearly often enough. Columbia TriStar's newly definitive two-disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition delivers the best print this film has seen on DVD so far, with an anamorphic 1.66:1 transfer to boot. New top-flight extras include documentaries such as No Fighting in the War Room, or: Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat, a tribute to Peter Sellers, and an insightful interview with former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Carried over from the 2001 Special Edition are Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove, The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove, and more. Two-disc keep-case with paperboard sleeve.
—Mark Bourne

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