THE_MANCHURIAN_CANDIDATE.Main Movie with Director's Commentary.DVDRip.avi
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In Korea in 1952, a US Army patrol is ambushed by Communist soldiers. A year later the squad, having escaped, returns to the US, where Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw is to receive the Medal of Honor for single-handedly saving the lives of the squad. Shaw is the son of Elanor Iselin, wife of US Senator John Yerkes Iselin, and Mrs. Iselin turns the return of Raymond into a political rally that brings out building hostility between son and mother over the ambitions of Johnny Iselin. But there is more involved, for the actions of Raymond Shaw are not what everyone believes they are, and the nightmares of a US Army officer, Bennett Marco, leads to investigation of Raymond that unlocks a stunning political conspiracy that sweeps up Johnny and Elanor Iselin, and which only Bennett Marco can possibly stop. (Michael Daly)
Links to the Kennedy assassination
Only recently has it been established that, in late 1962, Lee Harvey Oswald almost daily walked and rode a bus past a downtown Dallas movie theater where The Manchurian Candidate played for four straight weeks, November 14 to December 12 (see Oswald's Trigger Films, pp. 8–9). This raises the very real possibility that he saw the film, and the possibility that he was at least influenced by it. In January 1963, he began planning an assassination of General Edwin Walker, which he then attempted, using a rifle, in April 1963.
Hollywood rumor holds that Sinatra removed the film from distribution after the John F. Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963. Strictly speaking, the film was not removed from distribution, as can be confirmed from the Time Magazine archives section online. Certainly the film was rarely shown in the decades after 1963, but it did appear as part of the Thursday Night Movies series on CBS on September 16, 1965 and again later that season. It was also shown twice on NBC, once in the spring of 1974 and again in the summer of 1975. It has been said that Sinatra did not acquire distribution rights to The Manchurian Candidate until the late 1970s. He was involved in a theatrical re-release of the film in 1988. In recent years, the film has aired occasionally on the Turner Classic Movies and American Movie Classics cable networks.
Michael Schlesinger, who was responsible for the film's 1988 reissue, maintains that the film's apparent withdrawal was unrelated to the Kennedy assassination. He says that the film was "simply played out" by 1963, and that MGM did not re-release it theatrically until 1988 due to disagreements with Sinatra's attorneys over the terms of the film's licensing.
Similar questions surround the film Suddenly in which Sinatra himself starred as a presidential assassin.
Ripped from the original DVD including all the extras and separate subtitles in English. Contents of this torrent:
* Main Movie (2 h 1 m)
* Main Movie with Director's Commentary (2 h 1 m)
* Interviews (7 min 58 s)
* Original Theatrical Trailer (min s)
* Subtitles for main movie (English, .idx & .sub)
* Subtitles for interviews (English, .idx & .sub)
* Subtitles for trailer (English, .idx & .sub)
Format : AVI
Size : 2.76 GB
Quality: 30 fps [all movie files]
Resolution : 736 x 418 (4:3) [Main Movie], 768 x 576 (4:3) [Interviews], 736 x 560 (4:3) [Trailer]