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Fail Safe (Blu-Ray)

Director: Sidney Lumet
Blu-Ray, 1965
349 SEK
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This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein (The Front) and director Sidney Lumet (Network) wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes.

Starring Hendry Fonda (12 Angry Men) as a coolheaded U.S. president and Walter Matthau (Charade) as a trigger-happy political theorist, Fail Safe is a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction.

Special Features:
• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet
• New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War film
• “Fail-Safe” Revisited, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy
• PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

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  • Barcode: 5050629025231
  • Language: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Country: USA
  • Studio: Criterion UK
  • Year: 1965
  • Screen ratio: Widescreen

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