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The Manchurian Candidate [Blu-ray] (2010)

Denzel Washington , Bruno Ganz  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Denzel Washington, Bruno Ganz, Robyn Hitchcock, Ted Levine, Simon McBurney
  • Format: Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K7UG2U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,704 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, along with Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber, mesmerize a whole new generation of audiences in Academy Award® winner Jonathan Demme’s "The Manchurian Candidate." As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it - a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tough to Rate This One January 21, 2005
Format:DVD
I was getting tugged on multiple sides when I decided to rate and review this film. First, and most obviously, was that I loved the original with Frank Sinatra. I think it was probably his defining role as an actor and was my personal favorite Sinatra movie. Second, I was worried that I might try and draw too many comparisons between this new film and its predecessor and thus end up hating this one. Third, I like Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, and PRAYED that they didn't put these two excellent actors into roles that they either weren't made for or couldn't live up to.

So basically I stressed out over nothing. The movie was good. Not great, not the best of the year, but good enough to hold my attention and keep me up later than I normally would be.

The film: Denzel Washington takes on the role of Major Ben Marco (Sinatra's old Captain role), a desert storm officer who's come back from the war with terrible headaches, undecipherable dreams, and a member of his team who won the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Liev Schriber plays Raymond Shaw, the powerfully connected Sergeant who wins The Medal. He comes back to the States and is swept into politics. And he's being primed for the vice presidency.

Meryl Streep plays Senator Eleanor Shaw, Raymond's hard-nosed mother who NEEDS to have her son in a position of power. The family name MUST be upheld and put into the history books. Mrs. Streep plays probably her most creepy role to date; I loved it. Her character infuriated me one moment, and then made my stomach turn the next. A perfect performance.

Instead of Manchuria being involved, this time we have something known as Manchurian Global, a company that wants to rule the most powerful nation on Earth by controlling one of its most powerful leaders.
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63 of 82 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Use this and the original in a film class March 5, 2006
Format:DVD
I'd held off for a bit on seeing this; the original Manchurian Candidate is an all-time favorite movie, and, well, you know...

At the end of this film I scooted over to my bookshelf and grabbed the DVD case of the original. My guess was the remake was no more than 90 minutes and the original must have been at least two and 1/2 hours in duration. Good Lord! They were both exactly 129 minutes long!

There's a profound lesson here. The first film, in that wonderful 129 managed to tell a great story, travel a lot, freak me out repeatedly, stun me with novelty (the playing cards, the whole Republican/McCarthy/Lincoln shtick, the "flower show' interrogation, the "jump in a lake", getting drunk with Shaw, and on and on) work in a great love story, work in a tragic love story, work in a pathological love story, and develop a host of intriguing characters, and thrill me with what seemed to be an unending sequence of marvelous performances. The equally lengthy remake stirred little sympathies and seldom got off the ground. As storytelling, the film spun its wheels. You'd think if you remake a movie, ignore character development, ignore any relationship development, ignore any complex and intelligent commentary on modern goings-on (it was just terrorism and corporate involvement in war handled in the most superficial way)--ignore a whale of a lot--you could bring the thing in at about 48 minutes, maybe 60 with commercials. If I watch it again (not likely) I'll have a stop-watch handy and I'll take notes. It was like some magic trick.

So what happened in that 129 minutes anyway?
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33 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Remake Of the 1960s B&W Classic! July 28, 2004
Shades of Fahrenheit 911! This superbly crafted and well acted re-make of the 1960s political thriller, "The Manchurian Candidate" bears little resemblance to the original, a taut but relatively conventional psychological drama based on the premise of the selective brainwashing of a platoon of American soldiers during the Korean War by the North Koreans. In the original, the storyline revolves around the nightmare ruminations of a military officer (played by Frank Sinatra) who comes to realize all hinges on a fellow prisoner, the scion of a wealthy, influential, and politically ambitious family becoming a sleeper assassin who will be activated to act out his part in a diabolical plot to stage a deft and ostensibly peaceful coup-d'etat of the American government.

Here Denzel Washington underplays the part of the officer to the point of perfection, yet the story-line is much more of a postmodern twist, involving corporate geopolitical ambitions for a Halliburton-like firm who tries to use the brainwashing during the Gulf War of 1991 to ensnare and brainwash the sleeper agent (played well here by Liev Schreiber, once again the scion of a wealthy, influential, and politically star-crossed family). Meryl Streep plays against type as a brash and arrogant neoconservative senator who uses her bully pulpit to spew imperialistic venom. There are many contemporary touches and twists to the script and the plot that make this a quite artful, albeit obviously fictional, philosophical diatribe on the state of current American politics seen through the eyes of Hollywood intellectuals (or is that a contradiction in terms?).

All that said, there is indeed much beyond these blatant attempts to examine the current state of the American polity to recommend the film for your entertainment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Movie
Published 20 hours ago by Jeffrey
2.0 out of 5 stars Meryl Streep does an amazing Hilary Clinton parody that I found scary
If you are a fan of the novel or of the 1962 movie, steer clear of this remake. It's been changed drastically, from the premise to the ending. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Bill Pen
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
New version is better than the original!
Published 8 days ago by ReTired
2.0 out of 5 stars This movie was just okay but why do they call it Manchurian Candidate?...
Was it named after the Manchurian princess who was raped and then turned into a spy and handled by her boyfriend who was the son of her first rapist? Read more
Published 14 days ago by Dwight
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
Denzil is good as always. Script update not so much! Prefer the old version
Published 15 days ago by Rick in Bama
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Another Denzel masterpiece, can't believe I didn't see it sooner!
Published 20 days ago by James White
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!!!
Published 1 month ago by Fredrick
4.0 out of 5 stars The Manchurian Candidate Rocks and well deserves its *4* star rating!
An incredible Movie The Manchurian Candidate is a must own Film.
Denzel Washington (who's the good guy) and Liev Schreiber (plays the guy who was brainwashed with... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert Pylant
3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As '62
Having seen the original film starring Lawrence Harvey, Frank Sinatra Angela Lansbury in '62, when I was honorably discharged from a 4-year stint in the Army & being affected by... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Philos
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie
Really liked the remake of this movie. The original did not even compare. Frank Sinatra could not compare with the actors in this one. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sera
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