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The Manchurian candidate

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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.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2016]

Physical Description

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.

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