Dr. Strangelove (US BD) in June

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Dr. Strangelove (45th Anniversary Edition) on 16th June 2009 priced at $38.96 SRP. Stanley Kubrick directs this classic dark comedy which features Peter Sellers (in three roles) in the midst of impending nuclear war.

Features include:

  • 1080P 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English and French 5.1
  • English Mono
  • English and French subtitles
  • BD Exclusive: The Cold War: Picture-in-Picture and Pop-Up Trivia Track - Embark on a journey into the very heart of the Cold War exploring, in fascinating detail, the military and political world in which Dr. Strangelove takes place. What did the film get right and where did it take liberties with established military procedures? And just how close were we in the early 1960s to a real atomic exchange? This multimedia experience includes Graphic-in-Picture pop-up trivia and Picture-in-Picture commentary that help shed some light on an era of secrets and heightened paranoia, all of which helped inspire this classic film. Picture-in-Picture interviews include:
    • Thomas Schelling (RAND* Corp. employee during late 1950s and early 1960s – wrote article on novel “Red Alert” that prompted Kubrick’s interest in adapting the book to a film)
    • Richard A. Clarke (Author of “Against All Enemies,” counter-terrorism and command and control systems expert)
    • Daniel Ellsberg (RAND Corp. employee during late 1950s and early 1960s; consultant to JFK admin., Dept. of Defense)
    • George Quester (Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland; expert on nuclear proliferation, deterrence, and nuclear diplomacy)
    • David Alan Rosenberg (Temple University professor; Historian of Nuclear Strategy; ex-military)
  • Four Documentaries
    • No Fighting in the War Room or: Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat
    • Inside: Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    • The Art of Stanley Kubrick: From Short Films to Strangelove
  • Best Sellers Or: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove Remembered
  • An Interview with Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
  • Interviews with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott

The 45th Anniversary release will feature a 32-page booklet included in a deluxe Blu-ray book package.

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