For those that have never watched Fail Safe, Sidney Lumet's tense classic on the possibility of nuclear war, this DVD will more than address that omission. In all respects, Columbia/TriStar has done an exception job on this disc. For starters, the stark black-and-while photography, which is framed at 1.85:1 and is anamorphic, has never looked better. Moments of grain and scratches are kept to a minimum, and with the conscience use of specific lighting patterns, the contrast is certainly evident. The sound, using the films original mono track, is split over two channels, and comes across quiet effectively. Along with English, there are tracks in French and Spanish, as well as subtitles for those languages, plus Thai, Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese. As for the supplemental materials, this special edition contains a wonderful commentary from Lumet. His insight and opinions are concise, without ever being overbearing. Granted, there are a significant number of gaps (it must be assumed that he's as involved in watching the film as his audience is), but the comments that he makes are always relevant. In addition there is an all to short 16-minute featurette entitled "Fail-Safe Revisited," which includes interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actors Dan O'Herlihy and George Clooney, who was involved in a television remake. Finally, along with some talent files, are trailers for this film, plus The Caine Mutiny, Das Boot, and The Guns of Navarone.