Dr. Strangelove

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * * * )    DVD Rating: ( * · · · · )

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"Am I to understand that the Russian ambassador is to be admitted to the war room? Hell see everything! Hell see the big board!"

Probably the greatest Kubrick movie and truly one of the best movies ever made. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a humorous look at the Cold War and the results of an arms race with only one end. The characters ranging from the cowboy who pilots a B-52 to the General who "went a little funny" and calls out the first strike of a nuclear war. The movie has an all star cast including Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, James Earl Jones and many others. The movie has some of the best lines of any film and the situations are so bleak, you have to laugh. The DVD was another one of the bare bones releases with a 1.33 to 1.85 non-16x9 enhanced aspect ratio that switches during the film and a mono soundtrack, still the transfer does justice to the original work which is done from an older film master. Overall, this movie is probably one of the best ever made and truly has a spot in everyones collection.