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Retro Movie Review: Dr. Strangelove (1964) – Fathom Events
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Dr. Strangelove Peter Sellers

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
DVD | Digital HD
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, James Earl Jones, Peter Bull, Keenan Wynn, Sterling Hayden
Columbia Pictures
Original Release date: January 29, 1964

Fathom Events, Sony Pictures, and Turner Classic Movies’ Big Screen Classics series brought Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb back to theaters in the U.S. for select dates this month (with two screenings still to come), so this was my chance to see Stanley Kubrick‘s 1964 satire on the big screen for the first time.

When Dr. Strangelove came out in 1964, the United States in deep in Cold War paranoia. The 1950s saw the rise of McCarthyism, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Hollywood blacklists, and the Rosenbergs trial. As the decade turned, Americans sat with clenched teeth during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. A year later, President John F. Kennedy was dead. Only a visionary filmmaker like Stanley Kubrick could make light of such a dark period in history. What he co-wrote and directed was a fiercely anti-war movie, and one of the greatest satires ever made. It was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay (Kubrick, Terry Southern, and Peter George), and Actor (Peter Sellers). Based on the political climate right now, maybe it is the perfect film to be re-introduced into American pop culture.

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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Returning To Theaters For Limited Run
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Crazed military men threatening worldwide annihilation… The two biggest global superpowers threatening World War III… A deranged madman with a doomsday device… must be one the best damn comedies of all time! Thanks to Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series, Stanley Kubrick‘s classic satire Dr. Strangelove is returning to this theaters this month for a few screenings.

On Sunday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 21st, the film will play twice each day, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm (local times), in over 650 movie theaters nationwide, and feature a specially-produced commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

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The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: Batman, Godzilla, Apes, Kubrick, Krull & more!
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Batman

We the awesome and tireless Geeks of Doom have long covered nearly every hallowed territory of the pop culture domain. Now that we have a regular column devoted to upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release news called The Digital Wire that will be written each week by yours truly, you can consider us truly invincible.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power.

This week we have Batman, Godzilla, Apes, Kubrick, Krull, and more!

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$.99 eBook Deal: 20 Books Made into Films: I Am Legend, The Thing & More!
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I Am Legend

The Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Books Made into Films, a list of 20 books that were adapted to film like I Am Legend, Wizard’s First Rule, Slaughterhouse-Five, Red Alert/Dr. Strangelove, Who Goes There?The Thing, and more, for just $.99 each.

Here’s are all 20 ebooks from the sale:

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Who Goes There? – Basis for The Thing by John W. Campbell
Shoeless Joe – Filmed as Field Of Dreams by W. P. Kinsella
Make Room! Make Room! – Filmed as Soylent Green by Harry Harrison
Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
The Midwich Cuckoos – Basis for Village Of The Damned by John Wyndham
Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late – Filmed as Lanigan’s Rabbi by Harry Kemelman
Fuzz by Ed McBain
The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Red Alert – Basis for Dr. Strangelove by Peter Bryant
An American Tragedy – Filmed as A Place In The Sun by Theodore Dreiser
The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett
In the Heat of the Night by John Ball
The Brave Cowboy – Filmed as Lonely Are The Brave by Edward Abbey

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Deal: 59% Off ‘The Stanley Kubrick Collection’ DVD & Blu-ray
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The Stanley Kubrick Collection

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Stanley Kubrick Collection on DVD for only $30.99 (that’s 59% off the list price of $74.98) and Blu-ray for only $60.99 (that’s 59% off the list price of $148.95).

Note, this deal is valid only for today, Friday, March 16, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

Both box sets come with 10 discs with 9 films from director Stanley Kubrick: Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

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Deal: ‘The Stanley Kubrick Collection’ DVD & Blu-ray
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The Stanley Kubrick Collection

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Stanley Kubrick Collection on DVD for only $31.49 (that’s 58% off the list price of $74.98) and Blu-ray for only $62.99 (that’s 58% off the list price of $148.99).

Note, this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, November 10, 2011, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

Both box sets comes with 10 discs with 9 films from director Stanley Kubrick: Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

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