12 Years a Slave /

by McQueen, Steve [film director,]; Ridley, John [screenwriter,]; Pitt, Brad [film producer,]; Gardner, Dede [film producer.]; Kleiner, Jeremy [film producer.]; Pohlad, William [film producer.]; Milchan, Arnon [film producer.]; Katagas, Anthony [film producer.]; Ross, Tessa [film producer.]; Ejiofor, Chiwetel [actor.]; Fassbender, Michael [actor.]; Cumberbatch, Benedict [actor.]; Dano, Paul [actor.]; Dillahunt, Garret [actor.]; Giamatti, Paul [actor.]; McNairy, Scoot [actor.]; Nyong'o, Lupita [actor.]; Oduye, Adepero [actor.]; Paulson, Sarah [actor.]; Williams, Michael Kenneth [actor.]; Woodard, Alfre [actor.]; Chalk, Chris (Christopher Eugene) [actor.]; Bobbitt, Sean [director of photography.]; Stockhausen, Adam [production designer.]; Walker, Joe [editor of moving image work.]; Norris, Patricia [costume designer.]; Zimmer, Hans [composer (expression)]; Northup, Solomon; Regency Enterprises [presenter.]; River Road Entertainment (Firm) [presenter,]; Plan B (Firm) [production company.]; New Regency (Firm) [production company.]; FilmFour (Firm) [production company.]; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]Description: 1 DVD (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English, optional dubbed Spanish or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing [SDH]; English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (5.1). Closed captioned.Other title: Twelve years a slave.Subject(s): Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863 -- Drama | Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? | Slaves -- United States -- Drama | African Americans -- Drama | Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | Kidnapping -- United States -- Drama | Louisiana | United States | Spanish language materials | French language materials | African Americans -- Drama | Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | 1800-1899 | Historical films | Biographical films | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities | Motion pictures -- Great Britain | Feature films | Biographical films | Drama | History | Biographical films | Film adaptations | Historical films | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | Feature filmsAwards: Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp.Summary: Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) - his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0.

Wide screen (2.40:1).

In English, optional dubbed Spanish or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing [SDH]; English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (5.1). Closed captioned.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp.

Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer.

Based on the memoir Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality ; Canadian home video rating: 14A.

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.

Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).

Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek.

For private home use only.

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