The Manchurian Candidate [Blu-ray] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 10/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 15)

Synopsis


The Manchurian Candidate
Jonathan Demme directed this updated remake of John Frankenheimer's 1962 cult favorite The Manchurian Candidate, a pioneering examination of political conspiracy and psychological reconditioning. Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) are two soldiers who served in the same company during Operation Desert Storm, but their paths following their tours of duty have been very different. Shaw, the son of powerful congresswoman Eleanor Shaw (Meryl Streep), has used his reputation as a war hero to quickly scale the ladder of American politics, and with the help of his mother earns the Vice Presidential nomination. Marco, on the other hand, has been troubled with mental illness, and is convinced that something strange happened to him and his compatriots during the war. As Marco struggles to find the truth behind his nightmares and emotional torment, he unearths some disturbing facts about how his mind and body have been reworked by shadowy forces, as well as those of his fellow soldiers -- including Raymond Shaw. Featuring a stellar supporting cast (including Jon Voight, Miguel Ferrer, Ted Levine, and Dean Stockwell), The Manchurian Candidate credits George Axelrod's screenplay for the 1962 film as its source, as opposed to Richard Condon's 1959 novel from which Axelrod adapted his script. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington - Major Bennett Marco
  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep - Eleanor Prentiss Shaw
  • Liev Schreiber
    Liev Schreiber - Sgt. Raymond Shaw
  • Jon Voight
    Jon Voight - Senator Thomas Jordan
  • Kimberly Elise
    Kimberly Elise - Rosie



Customer rating

4.5
87%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One word...Denzel

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    Sleepers
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    Not every movie made, containing your fav actor, is going to be exceptional. Different plots and genres are enjoyed by different individuals. However, there are a few actors who are so good at their craft that they can take an otherwise ordinary & mundane film and make it exceptional. Denzel Washington is one of those types of actors. So when I come across a fair-priced Denzel Washington film, that I don't already have, i snatch it up instantly. The Manchurian Candidate Blu-ray movie is fairly difficult to locate in-store, regardless of the retailer. Denzel Washington movie + good pic & sound quality + excellent price = no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    YES!!! A BRILLIANT REMAKE OF A CLASSIC

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    pallacod
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    The original film is one of cinema's greatest achievements. It should be in every film library. Angela Lansbury was one of the greatest villains of all time. Her every film and stage appearance are awesome achievements. Who else but Meryl Streep could fill Angela's shoes? Add great villains to Streep's long list of brilliant performances.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie!

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    HPGREAT
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    I thought this was based on the Korean War but I forgot there was an updated version. I'm glad I got this version, though. It was very good even though I had seen it a long time ago. I am poised to watch it again soon. It's great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Political Movie

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    merionmaster
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    Good remake. Excellent actors and actresses. Was recently in NYC, so some of the scenes take place in Times Square, tec. I would like to watch and compare the original.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Orienne
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    Absolutely love this movie, even though it's a remake. Edge of the seat action and suspense to keep you thoroughly entertained to the last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excelent pairing Washington/Streep

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    lovewolves
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    Screenplay more comprehensible than the original Sinatra/Leigh/Harvey/Lansbury. Powerful acting by Washington/Streep. Excellent filmmaking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Denzel Classic

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    Bluguru
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    This is a remake of an older classic movie. Denzel Washington is the lead so it is of course a spectacular movie! I recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ok not great

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    mattywestside
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    Expected way more from Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber but kept my interest for almost 2 hrs

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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