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Still shot from the movie: The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Can a person be hypnotized and commanded to do things against his moral nature? The question long debated by experts, is one being asked by Major Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) when he looks up his former commanding officer Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) and tries to piece together some repressed war memories. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 126
Theater Release: 24 Oct 1962
Video Release: 14 Apr 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Jimmy Stewart’s character faces a similar dilemma in Rear Window, when he tries to prove his suspicions about a possible murder. Hypnotics are featured as a form of treatment for a man who claims he is from another planet in the movie K-Pax.

Home Video Extra Features

The Manchurian Candidate releases to Blu-ray on April 14, 2011.

The Manchurian Candidate releases to DVD on July 13, 2004. Bonus extras include:

- Interview with Frank Sinatra, George Axelrod, and John Frankenheimer

-Featurette with William Friedkin

-Featurette with Angela Lansbury

-Photo gallery

-Anamorphic widescreen transfer and remastered 5.1 Dolby soundtrack

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