The Manchurian Candidate
Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by the communist Chinese. With one phone call, the Reds can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) can stop them first. Some thrillers remain as suspenseful -- and timely -- as when they were first released, and this classic from director John Frankenheimer is one of the best.
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- John Frankenheimer
- This movie is
- TIME® Magazine List
- All-TIME 100 Movies
- 1963 BAFTA®
- Best Film nominee
- 1963 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Top 100 Thrills
- Top 100 Movies nominee
- 1963 Academy Award®
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Angela Lansbury
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Widescreen 1.75:1 Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English Spanish (Neutral) FrenchClosed captioned
Closed captionedLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Terrific. Widescreen and full-screen, with English, Spanish and French sound in mono and English, French and Spanish subtitles. There's a full commentary by John Frankenheimer, the original trailer and an interview segment with producer and star Frank Sinatra, director John Frankenheimer and writer George Axelrod. This film looks great (there are occasional print flaws, but hey -- it's from '62), and this DVD is an informative, fun and respectful treatment of an American classic.
English French Spanish (Neutral)Language and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.