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Yesterday, I was surprise Amazon didn't have a link along with this release.

Me, too, and perhaps it's coming.

That Columbia set looked tempting, but I really dislike DR. STRANGELOVE. I never "got" the humor in it.

However, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is perhaps the best 4k stream I have seen. It looks breathtakingly beautiful in 4k. I would certainly buy the standalone disc despite already owning the streamed version.
 
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Yeah I'd buy a 4k of Aurens in a heartbeat.

Strangelove is fine enough on Criterion. The elements probably aren't good enough to survive the scrutiny of UHD either.
 

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Me, too, and perhaps it's coming.

That Columbia set looked tempting, but I really dislike DR. STRANGELOVE. I never "got" the humor in it.

However, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is perhaps the best 4k stream I have seen. It looks breathtakingly beautiful in 4k. I would certainly buy the standalone disc despite already owning the streamed version.
Well you can't fight in here ... this is the WAR ROOM ;)!
 

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but I really dislike DR. STRANGELOVE. I never "got" the humor in it.

Dark humor just must be lost to you, as how can anyone not like/love Dr. Strangelove? The movie hits the ground running from it's iconic "pornographic" main titles with Laurie Johnson's instrumental version of Try A Little Tenderness to it's even more iconic ending of bombs exploding to Vera Lyn's We'll Meet Again.
 

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Dark humor just must be lost to you, as how can anyone not like/love Dr. Strangelove? The movie hits the ground running from it's iconic "pornographic" main titles with Laurie Johnson's instrumental version of Try A Little Tenderness to it's even more iconic ending of bombs exploding to Vera Lyn's We'll Meet Again.
I wouldn't make that assumption based on one film.
 

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The scene where George C. Scott tells the President, with inappropriate amusement and enthusiasm, that the U.S. may have started a war with Russia is one of the great scenes in any film.

"If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!"

In this film, George C. Scott is funnier than all three Peter Sellers roles combined!
 

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Dark humor just must be lost to you, as how can anyone not like/love Dr. Strangelove? The movie hits the ground running from it's iconic "pornographic" main titles with Laurie Johnson's instrumental version of Try A Little Tenderness to it's even more iconic ending of bombs exploding to Vera Lyn's We'll Meet Again.

I agree. But that said, I have met any number of people who believe that thermonuclear Armageddon is not something to laugh about. I'm one of those "I laugh so that I do not cry" type of people, myself, but I understand where they're coming from.
 

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"If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!"

In this film, George C. Scott is funnier than all three Peter Sellers roles combined!
Scott is hilarious!
 

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Yeah I'd buy a 4k of Aurens in a heartbeat.

Strangelove is fine enough on Criterion. The elements probably aren't good enough to survive the scrutiny of UHD either.
I disagree with you as I think it looks great on 4K disc. Our reviewer also agrees with me. Furthermore, reviews on other sites concur with that opinion.

Dr. Strangelove 4K Disc Review
 

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"If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!"

In this film, George C. Scott is funnier than all three Peter Sellers roles combined!
Scott is AWESOME, for sure, although I think my favorite actor in this film has got to be Sterling Hayden. He steals EVERY single scene he's in.

"I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

This whole exchange between Ripper and Mandrake is positively brilliant.
 

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I liked this movie for a very different reason.

On and off over the decades, I was reading and watching stuff about Edward Teller, which Strangelove might have been loosely based on.



Purportedly every time Teller was asked about Strangelove, he would get very angry. However fictionalized, Strangelove caputured the essence of Teller's caricature in an amusing manner.


With all that being said, I don't know if a 4Kbluray version of this movie is enough to convince me to finally buy a 4Kbluray player.
 

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Scott is AWESOME, for sure, although I think my favorite actor in this film has got to be Sterling Hayden. He steals EVERY single scene he's in.

True enough. But then, he's only ever in scenes with Sellers. I can't honestly say that this is my favorite Hayden performance -- he has so many excellent ones to choose from -- but it's definitely toward the top of the list.
 

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Scott is AWESOME, for sure, although I think my favorite actor in this film has got to be Sterling Hayden. He steals EVERY single scene he's in.

"I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

This whole exchange between Ripper and Mandrake is positively brilliant.
I agree. The way Sellers plays Mandrake throughout the conversation. You watch as Mandrake comes to realize just how nuts Ripper is, how it plays across his face, and the film's positioning that Mandrake may be the only sane man in the entire movie.
 

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Scott is great AND so is Peter Sellers. But best of all is whoever they got to play Dr Strangelove! I wonder if the actor was really like that in real life. That sort of behaviour really can't be simulated. In Australia he'd get a disability allowance just for that right arm.