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Dr. Strangelove

2001 Stanley Kubrick Collection
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 51 (Aug 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, Tracy Reed, James Earl Jones & Jack Creley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
The fine array of extas includes the 14-minute featurette from 2000, The Art Of Stanley Kubrick From Short Films To Strangelove; the 46-minute, documentary, Inside The Making Of Dr. Strangelove (directed and produced by David Naylor in 2000)

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 37357
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): See
(Full Screen Edition): See
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1963
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/27/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Stanley Kubrick
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Special Notes:
Like the previous DVD editions, this is presented in a variable-ratio format.Also available in

Story Synopsis:
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is a truly brilliant classic nuclear-age, anti-war masterpiece

DVD Picture:
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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