The Manchurian Candidate (1962) rating info

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Something is wrong with his memory.

Overall B-

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.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity B
Substance Use C

Why is The Manchurian Candidate (1962) rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Manchurian Candidate (1962) PG-13

Run Time: 126 minutes

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Why is The Manchurian Candidate (1962) rated PG-13? The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is rated PG-13 by the MPAA

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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Manchurian Candidate (1962)"

Cast and Crew

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Manchurian Candidate (1962) movie is March 15, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Manchurian Candidate

Release Date: 15 March 2016

The Manchurian Candidate re-releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:
- 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 1988
- New interview with historian Susan Carruthers about the Cold War brainwashing scare
- Trailer

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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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.