The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

DVD - 1996
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A Korean war hero is brainwashed when captured and is used as a tool in a political assassination plot to be triggered by his domineering mother.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, [1996]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780792838289
0792838289
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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mustang351c
Jan 07, 2021

Very appropriate and timely.
Sleepy-Joe Biden and Kamal Harass are today's ChiComm (ie Manchurian) candidates.
A Cold-War classic that's more relevant than ever.

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mrb1987
Dec 11, 2020

great movie truly one of the all time greatest movies dealt with with murder assianaition paranola espoange, etc. frank sinatra was great and angela lansbury was amazing. ad larwence harvey was amazing. great movie rent it, buy it,order t online. great 60's movie.
great movie truly classic.

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GroundSuppression
Nov 23, 2019

Very surprised how good Sinatra. Is. Janet Leigh is magic when she turns up. This is wwwaaayyyy better than the remake. Back then even Frank had the humility to put in a good performance

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lukasevansherman
May 30, 2019

One of the best and most influential of paranoid thrillers. Was out of circulation for a while after Kennedy's assassination.

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Onewhoissaved
May 18, 2019

The book and 'this' movie are terrific and had far more meaning and appropriateness for the audiences in 1962 than they do for today's internet crowd. The Cold War was very real, very alarming, very moving for Americans. This thing called 'brainwashing' scared the hell out of us. Making the film in black and white was more moving than doing it in color. Perhaps we are now the victims of other programs of 'brainwashing' and are more easily accepting of the a watered down view of the original book and movie?

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chetanka
Apr 23, 2019

A great depiction of a horrendous plot. The cast was well chosen and presented their characters to perfection. Angela Lansbury oh gosh let me count the ways! And, Frank Sinatra?
A marvel! Loved the whole opening scene on the stage.

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Mouziey
Feb 07, 2019

Stupendous in drama; suspense, boy do you earn to hate the villains. This almost resonates the manipulation that builds up on our current politicians or perhaps is the US president????
A team of soldiers mind manipulated by Japanese , Russian and other South Asia officials to do potential damage to the world...or is it to United States....
This is a 1962 oldie film I thought- old dude flick ; SUPRISE your viewing taste this is wonderful popcorn in hand movie.

Four popcorn buckets to view....yeah

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smurglet
Aug 26, 2017

Angela Lansbury plays a diabolical evil genius. A must see.

ArapahoeElena Jun 24, 2017

The Manchurian Candidate is a favorite of my dad's and I hadn't seen it until just recently. I was blown away! The movie is well written, thought provoking, and dealt with a lot of (at the time) topical issues that still have relevance in the political climate of today.

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swyckl
Apr 06, 2017

This movie is not appropriate for young children. I enjoyed this movie. There is violence; but no sex. It effectively shows how horrendous war and murder are. The story is strong. The characters are developed. It is well acted. The script maintains the suspense throughout the whole film. It shows the importance of wrong and right in life. It promotes have strong moral values and treating each other fairly with justice. It appreciates the freedom of a democracy.

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Marcell_Murray
Jun 02, 2013

"It takes the Pain out of Campaign-that's what I say!"

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Monolith
Jul 29, 2012

Raymond Shaw: "My dear girl, have you ever noticed that the human race is divided into two distinct and irreconcilable groups: those that walk into rooms and automatically turn television sets on, and those that walk into rooms and automatically turn them off. The trouble is that they end up marrying each other."

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DavidB
Dec 11, 2011

Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life

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Dec 11, 2020

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