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)
Like the previous DVD editions, this is presented in a variable-ratio format.
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is a truly brilliant classic nuclear-age, anti-war masterpiece
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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