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The Manchurian Candidate

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

  • Score: 80

    from 2 reviewers

    Review Date:

  • Classic vs. remake: dark future vs. controlled present; new 4K Manchurian Candidate.

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    Disc Release Date

    True 4K


    Dolby Vision


  • Video: 85

  • Kino Lorber's 4K Blu-ray of The Manchurian Candidate shines with a spectacular makeover, offering superior detail, color, and clarity, despite minor flaws in 1080p.

  • Audio: 82

  • This release offers English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 tracks, with an upgrade from previous lossy tracks appreciated. Despite some dynamic balance issues, dialogue remains clear, with a preference for the truer 2.0 track.

  • Extra: 72

  • The Manchurian Candidate's Blu-ray features include insightful commentary by Demme and Pyne, in-depth programs on casting and production, and unique extras like screen tests and political discussions, but no new 4K editions.

  • Movie: 77

  • Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate (2004) 4K Blu-ray release and remake critique, highlighting its struggle to innovate and the discord between its stylish execution and the political depth of the original, amidst current corporate dominance.