The supplements on disc two of this two-disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition include the documentaries, 30-minutes "No Fighting In The War Room Or: Dr. Strangelove And The Nuclear Threat" and the 46-minute "Inside Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb;" "Best Sellers Or: Peter Sellers And Dr. Strangelove," an 18-minute rememberance to Peter Sellers; "The Art Of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films To Strangelove," 14 minutes of remembering and admiring Stanley Kubrick and his work; a 24-minute interview with Robert McNamara; 7 minutes of split screen interviews with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, where the stars answered scripted questions that were shown as a split screen, then filmed by a local interviewer and inserted into the split screen to give the illusion of an actual interview; filmographies for Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, and James Earl Jones; the theatrical advertising gallery for Dr. Strangelove; and six previews, including Dr. Stranelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. Also included is a booklet with an essay by Roger Ebert and original production stills.
Like the previous DVD editions, this is presented in a variable-ratio format.
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is a truly brilliant classic nuclear-age, anti-war masterpiece
Reportedly, Kubrick's preference for TV presentations of this film was to have it displayed in a variable aspect ratio, which could extend the height of the film frame depending on the shot. However, theatrical presentations have been screened in a consistent ratio (typically 1.66:1 with this film). The new DVDs (both the individual release and the disc included in the set) appear to have been sourced from the same transfer created for the previous releases (DVDs reviewed in Issues 26 and 34, LaserDiscs reviewed in Issues 1 and 9); and as with those earlier disc releases, the film's variable aspect ratio is presented, ranging from 1.33:1 to roughly 1.66:1. The black-and-white imagery exhibits a fairly good gray scale, but is wanting in sharpness and detail, with a predominance of overly soft images.
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