Fail safe

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Title and credits from screen.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
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From the novel by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler.
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Wide screen (1.85:1)
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Special features: 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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Gerald Hirschfeld ; editor, Ralph Rosenblum.
Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Larry Hagman, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Russell Collns, Sorrell Booke.
The 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.
Target Audience
Rating: Not rated.
System Details
Blu-ray; regiona; 16:9 wide screen presentation(1.85:1); LPCM 1.0; requires Blu-ray player.
In English.
Optional English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lumet, S., Youngstein, M. E., Bernstein, W., O'Herlihy, D., Matthau, W., Overton, F., Binns, E., Hagman, L., Weaver, F., Fonda, H., Hirschfeld, G., Rosenblum, R., & Burdick, E. (2020). Fail safe (Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sidney Lumet et al.. 2020. Fail Safe. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sidney Lumet et al.. Fail Safe The Criterion Collection, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lumet, Sidney, et al. Fail Safe Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2020.

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