Fail Safe (Lumet, 1964) DVD
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Directed by Sidney Lumet
Produced in 1964
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
Made less than two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Fail-Safe was eclipsed by the success of Dr. Strangelove, released the same year. Lumet's apocalyptic drama shares the same plot as Kubrick's black comedy: a bomber is mistakenly sent to attack Russia, and the US president (Henry Fonda) must co-operate with the Russians to avoid catastrophe. But in a twist not even Strangelove would have contemplated, New York is offered as a sacrificial lamb to avert Red retaliation.
Publisher: Sony Pictures
Length: 107 mins
Aspect ratio: 2
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 4th June 2007
Cat No: CDR10252
Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish , Hard of Hearing - English
- Commentaries: Sidney Lurnet (Director)
- Documentaries: 'Fail Safe Revisited'