Dr. Strangelove details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Peter Bull, Jack Creley|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, American Film Institute's top 100, Black & White Movies, Funny People, Genre Mashups, HD Comedy, IMDb Highest Rated, LOVEFiLM Staff Picks|
|1hr 30 mins||PG|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
A black comedy of unequalled bodily fluidsBy Nathanael from West Midlands , 09 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Dr Strangelove or; How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (to give it its full title) is one of the greatest oddball, black comedies ever made, with spot on performances by all the cast (of worthy note is the finest comedy performance that Slim Pickens ever gave. Whilst under the impression that this was a serious war drama).
This is a film with characters so real in their absurdity that you cannot help but believe that they do exist. The comedy is perfectly pitched, with Sellers giving three of the finest performances of his career, as well as a satirical view of society and the paranoia which it let itself be controlled by (and still does).
However, in this modern world some of the exaggerated characters dont seem quite as exaggerated and absurd as perhaps they once did. And that makes it all the more effective.
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Dr StrangeloveBy brianw4815 (122 reviews) from United Kingdom , 25 Feb 2011For some reason I was surprised by how enjoyable this movie was - I should have known better than to doubt Kubrick! Peter Sellers is fantastic in this dark comedy about the threat of Nuclear war. Great use of music when we see the bomber planes preparing to attack.
Just a whole lot of fun!
How I learned to stop worrying and love Peter Sellers and Stanley KubrickBy geeward88 (15 reviews) from Manchester , 12 Dec 2010A truly excellent film. Peter Sellers provides a magnificent performance in his multiple roles in the movie. Definitely a contender for best British actor of all time. Or possibly best actor full stop. Stanley Kubrick also directs the film beautifully, yet another masterpiece. A very interesting insight in to the world of atomic bombs and the ridiculous measures used to try and keep their own citizens safe. A doomsday device that can't be stopped, absolutely crazy yet somehow believable, although the whole story does rely on a number of coincidences.
MUST SEEBy Stuart Neill from CARDIFF, WALES. , 25 Nov 2010TOP NOTCH OLDY THAT ROMPS ALONG WITH PETER SELLERS AT THE HELM!!!
Doctor StrangeloveBy a customer from West London , 14 Nov 2010One of cinema's masterpieces from the hugely talented Stanley Kubrick. This film is especially meaningful for anyone who lived through the times when this plot was close to reality. It is still relevant today as we still have 'mentally ill' people running our planet.Think 'George Bush' when you watch the War Room scenes.
The cast is superb, especially Peter Sellars who plays three roles, which itself adds to the absurdity of the situation the world finds itself in the film.
Not to be missed if you are serious about cinema.
kubrick masterpieceBy freud87 (1 review) from Crawley , 11 Oct 2010great screenplay
fantastic acting- impeccable delivery by all actors and actresses
peter sellers shows great diversity and humor with all characters.
to say there was a necessity to suspend disbelief is an understatement; obviously with the films stroy line, but also with the way the plot unfolds, but leads to a great comedy of errors with a poignant message humorously delivered.
kubrick at his comedic best- a must see!