Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection, Spine #1011]
DVD Video | 1hr 52mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 7.00 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch \ English (commentary): Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Thriller


Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Walter Bernstein (screenplay), Eugene Burdick (from the novel by)
Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver

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 and director Sidney Lumet 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 Henry Fonda as a coolheaded U.S. president and Walter Matthau 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.

Extras:
- Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet
- New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films
- “Fail Safe” Revisited, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy



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Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]

Fail-Safe (1964) [Criterion Collection]



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