The Manchurian candidate
- DVD DRAMA (CEN, WSQ)
DVD special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (126 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm)
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW who slowly uncovers the sinister plot.
Based uoon a novel by Richard Condon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration ; audio commentary from 1997 featuring director John Frankenheimer ; new interview with actor Angela Lansbury ; new piece featuring filmmaker Errol Morris discussing his appreciation for The Manchurian candidate ; conversation between Frankenheimer, screenwriter George Axelrod, and actor Frank Sinatra from 1987 ; new interview with historian Susan Carruthers about the Cold War brainwashing scare ; trailer.