The Manchurian Candidate (Blu-ray) PG-13

When you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it!
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 10, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)

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The direction and acting are good, so interest is maintained. Frankeheimer's handling of the early sequences, in which he attempts and succeeds in creating on film the corruption of the mind, is imaginative filmmaking. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Mar 1, 2018
...Easily the best and most complex of all Cold War thrillers...
Total Film
Jan 1, 2001
...THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE proves that its fascination is intact...
Los Angeles Times
Jan 12, 1988
Frank Sinatra excels as a Korean war vet....And Angela Lansbury is a marvel...
Rolling Stone
Aug 5, 2004
Rating: 2.5/5 -- The Manchurian Candidate pops up with a rash supposition that could serve to scare some viewers half to death -- that is, if they should be dupes enough to believe it, which we solemnly trust they won't. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
John Frankenheimer’s 1962 film is a masterpiece of Cold War paranoia, where the square-jawed military hero Raymond Shaw is brainwashed to become a Soviet sleeper agent.
The Atlantic
Jun 5, 2020
A masterpiece. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006

Product Description:

John Frankenheimer's brilliant adaptation of Richard Condon's Cold-War satire, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is the director's best film, both a coruscating thriller and a razor-sharp satire of political hysteria that captures the turbulent mood of the 1960s. Packed with sly details, such as the liberal senator "bleeding" milk when he's shot, the film demands repeated viewings.

Laurence Harvey stars as Sergeant Raymond Shaw, whose U.S. army unit is captured while fighting in Korea, taken to Manchuria, and brainwashed by Chinese communists. The men return to the U.S. with no conscious memory of their experience, and Shaw is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery. But when Captain Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) starts having nightmares, he begins an authorized investigation into what happened in Manchuria and eventually reveals that the sergeant's brainwashing has transformed him into an unconscious assassin who can be triggered by his communist controllers at will. Although Sinatra is slightly miscast as a tortured intellectual, Harvey and the remaining cast are excellent, as is Richard Sylbert's inventively designed "brainwashing" sequence, Lionel Lindon's extraordinary depth-of-field camerawork, and David Amram's witty, neoclassical score.

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  • UPC: 883904232056
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