Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - Korean War drama with Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey

Rating 8.3/10
Runtime: 126 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
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Frank Sinatra ... Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco
Laurence Harvey ... SFC. Raymond Shaw
Janet Leigh ... Eugenie Rose Chaney
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Iselin
Henry Silva ... Chunjin

Description: After Raymond returns from the Korean War as a decorated hero, the other members of his platoon can't really remember what he did to win his medal. Two of the soldiers start having recurring nightmares, and one of them decides to investigate Raymonds current activities. What dark and sinister secrets are being withheld by the Government and the Army?


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+ extra material (393 MB to download together)

1. Interview with John Frankenheimer (director), George Axelrod (screenwriter) and Frank Sinatra (actor) on TV Show in the 1980s.
2. "The Queen of Diamonds" - featurette starring Angela Lansbury, where she discusses her role as Ray's mother, the relationship between Ray & his mother in the film, and her relationship with Frankenheimer on the set.
3. "A Little Solitaire - William Friedkin On The Manchurian Candidate" where Friedkin discusses what he loves about the film and how it influenced him as a filmmaker.

Video and audio information:

Video : 1.24 GB, 1407 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*368 (16:9), XviD = XviD 1.0.3
Audio : 58 MB, 64 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Polish) and original theatrical trailer included