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WIN Fail Safe on Criterion Edition Blu-ray

 
 
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FilmJuice Competition: To celebrate the Criterion Edition release of the gripping Fail Safe we've got TWO Blu-ray copies to Give Away!
For your chance to win, simply answer this question (entry details at the bottom of page): On which film did Sidney Lumet and Fail Safe star Henry Fonda also collaborate?
Answer A: 12 Angry Men
Answer B: Dog Day Afternoon
Answer C: Once Upon A Time In The West
Competition Deadline: 6th March 2020

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Posted February 7, 2020 by

 
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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 HENRY 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.

UNITED STATES | 1964 | 112 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1.85:1 | ENGLISH
SPECIAL EDITION 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 films
* “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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