When a military computer deploys a squadron of Strategic Air Command bombers to destroy Moscow in error, the President of the United States tries to call them back. But the Fail-Safe system to enable the military to abort the mission fails and the bombs are in the air. To prevent the Soviets from retailating, the President makes the decision to sacrifice an American city in exchange for Moscow if the bombers succeed in their mission. From the novel by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits good image quality, with nicely rendered visual information within the gray scale. Blacks are deep and whites are bright with generally good contrast. Images are sharp throughout, but fine detail is wanting, especially in the darker scenes. Fine film grain is revealed throughout, but is not overly perceived. Overall, the DVD should generally please for its age. (Suzanne Hodges)
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