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12 Angry Men

Spine #591



Release:
Nov 22, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

12 Angry Men

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Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Robert Webber
Licensor: MGM Home Entertainment

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12 Angry Men, by Sidney Lumet, may be the most radical big-screen courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is spare, the iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the initially dissenting member of a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room. Lumet's electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the verge of change is one of the great feature-film debuts.

Supplements
  • Frank Schaffner's 1955 television version, with an introduction by Ron Simon, director of the Paley Center for Media Studies
  • "Twelve Angry Men": From Television to the Big Screen, a video essay by film scholar Vance Kepley comparing the Sidney Lumet and Schaffner versions
  • Archival interviews with Lumet
  • New interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein
  • New interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose
  • New interview with cinematographer John Bailey in which he discusses cinematographer Boris Kaufman
  • Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956), a teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose
  • Original theatrical trailer

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