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The Manchurian Candidate

1962 Rated PG-13 2hr 9m

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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Movie Details

Awards
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
AFI®
  • Top 100 Thrills
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1963 Academy Award®
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Angela Lansbury
Ratings
PG-13
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
13
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen 1.75:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1

Subtitles

English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other 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.

Screen formats

Widescreen 1.77:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.