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12 years a slave

Author: Steve McQueenJohn RidleyBrad PittDede GardnerJeremy KleinerAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Historical films
Biographical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Drama
Named Person: Solomon Northup
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steve McQueen; John Ridley; Brad Pitt; Dede Gardner; Jeremy Kleiner; William Pohlad; Arnon Milchan; Anthony Katagas; Tessa Ross; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Michael Fassbender; Benedict Cumberbatch; Paul Dano; Garret Dillahunt; Paul Giamatti; Scoot McNairy; Lupita Nyong'o; Adepero Oduye; Sarah Paulson; Michael Kenneth Williams; Alfre Woodard; Chris Chalk; Sean Bobbitt; Adam Stockhausen; Joe Walker; Patricia Norris; Hans Zimmer; Solomon Northup; Fox Searchlight Pictures,; Regency Enterprises,; River Road Entertainment (Firm),; Plan B (Firm),; New Regency (Firm),; FilmFour (Firm),; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,
Language Note: In English (Dolby Digital 5.1), optional dubbed Spanish or dubbed French (surround Dolby Digital 2.0); 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
OCLC Number: 869567122
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup.
Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek.
Credits: Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer.
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.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality ; Canadian home video rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0.
Other Titles: 12 years a slave (Motion picture)
Twelve years a slave
Responsibility: Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen.

Abstract:

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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