The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Dual Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.75
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - French
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Production Interviews: Frank Sinatra - Star, George Axelrod - Producer, John Frankenheimer - Director
    • Audio Commentary: John Frankenheimer - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Film Comment - 11/01/1987
"...It looked good then; it looks even better now....[Sinatra] is extremely moving..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/12/1988
"...THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE proves that its fascination is intact..."
Total Film - 01/01/2001
"...Easily the best and most complex of all Cold War thrillers..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/07/2003
"THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE feels astonishingly contemporary; its astringent political satire still bites, and its story has uncanny contemporary echoes."
Rolling Stone - 08/05/2004
"Frank Sinatra excels as a Korean war vet....And Angela Lansbury is a marvel..."

Plot Keywords:

Based On A Novel | Classic | Deception | Disturbing | Essential Cinema | Murder | Politics | Psychodrama | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller | War

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 24, 1962.
  • Shooting locations: Los Angeles and New York City.
  • The film was tied up for 25 years in a legal dispute between United Artists and Frank Sinatra, who believed the film's profits were being underreported.
  • THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
  • THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is number 67 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
  • Frank Sinatra wanted Lucille Ball in the mother role played by Angela Lansbury.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.6
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  • UPC: 027616701329
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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