Fail Safe (1964)


Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track) | Subtitles: English (embed)

commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.85:1 | Brrip

Description:  A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?


6.97GB | 112:22mins | 1920×1036 | mkv



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New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films
in this new video interview, critic J. Hoberman discusses the Eugene Burdick’s 1962 novel that inspired Fail Safe as well as some of the key themes in it. Also, there are specific observations about the socio-political climate during the 1960s. The interview was recorded exclusively for Criterion in 2019. In English, not subtitled.


202MB | 19:30mins | 1024×576 | mkv | English


Revisiting ‘Fail-Safe’, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy (imdb)
a standard featurette focuses on the relevance of Fail-Safe and includes clips from interviews with director Sidney Lumet and various actors, including George Clooney, the producer of Fail Safe (2000). In English, not subtitled.


118MB | 16:01mins | 1280×720 | mkv | English

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10 Responses to Fail Safe (1964)

  1. Steve says:

    Coldly rational decisions lead to megadeaths. The ‘matador’ ending is straight out of the book, but is the wrong one for the movie. Look for Larry Hagman as the translator! Thanks for posting!

  2. Helen says:

    This is one of Sidney Lumet’s best. I first saw it at the age about 12, at the behest of my late father who, one Sunday afternoon, plenked me down in a back leatherette Parker Knoll Statesman and said: this is a film you should watch. He sat down in another Statesman, and we watched it together, I was brought up by two film buffs, so that kind of thing wasn’t unusual!

  3. Kinga says:

    I’m unable to find the commentary, both tracks seem to be the original sound. What am I doing wrong?

  4. dmiller says:

    Thank you for a great package. This is why this is a superior site.

  5. Peter says:

    Thank you for this great film.

    Could you also please upload this other cold war classic:

    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)


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