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The Manchurian candidate

Title
The Manchurian candidate / United Artists ; Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; M.C. Productions ; executive producer, Howard W. Koch ; screenplay by George Axelrod ; produced by George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer ; directed by John Frankenheimer.
Publication
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Physical Description
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.
Medium
4 3/4 in.
Notes
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1962.
Based on The Manchurian candidate / by Richard Condon.
Title from sell sheet.
Special features : Audio commentary from 1997 featuring director John Frankenheimer ; New interview with actor Angela Lansbury ; Nnew piece featuring filmmaker Errol Morris ; Conversation between Frankenheimer, George Axelrod, and Frank Sinatra from 1987 ; New interview with historian Susan Carruthers about Cold War brainwashing scare ; Original theatrical trailer ; "Dread center," essay by critic Howard Hampton.
Music composed and conducted by David Amram ; director of photography, Lionel Lindon ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Ferris Webster ; costumes by Moss Mabry ; set decorator, George R. Nelson ; costumer, Wesley V. Jefferies.
Open-captioned for the hearing impaired.
National Film Registry selection, 1994.
Summary
"Set in the early fifties, this ... 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."--Container.
Format
Images / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 13, 2017
Series
Criterion collection.
The Criterion collection ; 803
Credits
Music composed and conducted by David Amram ; director of photography, Lionel Lindon ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Ferris Webster ; costumes by Moss Mabry ; set decorator, George R. Nelson ; costumer, Wesley V. Jefferies.
Cast
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver, Khigh Dhiegh, James Edwards, Douglas Hendersen, Albert Paulsen, Barry Kelley, Lloyd Corrigan, Madame Spivy.
System details note
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.75:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Videorecording number
CC2595DDVD The Criterion Collection
Genre/Form
Conspiracy films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Conspiracy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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