Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb VHS
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Arguably the greatest black comedy ever made, Stanley Kubrick's cold war classic is the ultimate satire of the nuclear age. Dr. Strangelove is a perfect spoof of political and military insanity, beginning when General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a maniacal warrior obsessed with "the purity of precious bodily fluids," mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets counter the threat with a so-called "Doomsday Device," and the world hangs in the balance while the U.S. president (Peter Sellers) engages in hilarious hot-line negotiations with his Soviet counterpart. Sellers also plays a British military attaché and the mad bomb-maker Dr. Strangelove; George C. Scott is outrageously frantic as General Buck Turgidson, whose presidential advice consists mainly of panic and statistics about "acceptable losses." With dialogue ("You can't fight here! This is the war room!") and images (Slim Pickens's character riding the bomb to oblivion) that have become a part of our cultural vocabulary, Kubrick's film regularly appears on critics' lists of the all-time best. --Jeff Shannon
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Masterpiece of cold war black humor about MADness
Originally planned as a serious drama, this film turned into the best political satirical black comedy I've seen. The reality of the situation presented in the film would indeed be hilarious if it weren't so absolutely serious. One of the greatest lines of the film illustrates this well when the President exclaims to the tussling Russian Ambassador and U.S. Air Force General, "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."
Great performances by George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, and James Earl Jones as well.
If you haven't seen this film, add it to your list. It's a sure win.
But before you get too deep into the political statement of the film, in its purest form, this movie is all about sex. From the planes fueling during the credits to the falic shaped bombs creating massive "explosions" at the end, Dr. Strangelove... is all about men in power giving into their primal urges to kick off and release. What a genius connection by Stanley Kubrick and hats off to the cast for delivering, especially Sellers!
Most recent customer reviews