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12 Angry Men
Artist: Begley, Ed
UPC: 00715515089210
Studio: Criterion
Genre: Drama
Screen: Wide screen
    OUR PRICE: $30.06  
Product Type: Blu-Ray
Released: November 2011
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Annotation: Courtroom drama revolving around the trial of a boy accused of killing his father, where one man stands between him and capital punishment.
Additional Information
Rating: NR
Runtime: 96 mins
Weight: 0.25 lbs
Info: Black & White, Widescreen, Soundtrack English, English Subtitles
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2011-11-22
Run Time : 5760
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : B&W
In Print Date : 2011-11-22
Rating : Not Rated
Extra Info : Criterion Collection
Category : Dramas, Classic, Law/Lawyers, Injustice, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1957
Released By : Criterion Collection
Area : USA
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Contributor
Composer:Kenyon Hopkins
Star:Lee J. Cobb American actor, ON THE WATERFRONT, THE EXORCIST
Star:Henry Fonda Oscar winning actor, ON GOLDEN POND
Star:Jack Klugman American Actor, THE ODD COUPLE (TV)
Star:Ed Begley Oscar-winning supporting actor, THE GREAT GATSBY/12 ANGRY ME
Star:E.G. Marshall TV and Film Star, played the President in SUPERMAN 2
Director:Sidney Lumet American director/producer
Producer:Reginald Rose Screenwriter/Playwright
Star:Martin Balsam American actor
Art Director:Robert Markell Art Director
Director of Photography:Boris Kaufman
Editor:Carl Lerner American Editor/Director
Producer:Henry Fonda Oscar winning actor, ON GOLDEN POND
Star:Jack Warden American actor, SHAMPOO, HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1979)
Screenwriter:Reginald Rose Screenwriter/Playwright
Synopsis: Sidney Lumet's directorial debut is a snapshot of the American judicial system in action. Twelve average New York males convene in a very small jury room on a very hot day in order to reach a verdict in a murder trial. Almost everyone wants to vote guilty and get on with their lives except for Juror No. 8 (Henry Fonda), a conscientious citizen who insists on establishing reasonable doubt. Arguments are made, cigarettes are smoked, murder weapons examined, diagrams drawn, and prejudices revealed. Firm opinions weaken and reverse; voices get raised, the clock ticks, and a ghetto kid's life hangs in the balance. Lumet's direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Things start out casual, but wind up so close and tight you can count the pores on the actors' noses. Fonda is good in a role well-suited to his extra-large sense of human dignity but the stealth giant in this actors dozen is the ferocious Lee J. Cobb. Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Ed Begley, and Jack Warden play some of the other jurors, and a better assemblage of grizzled method actors shouting at each other won't likely come again. 12 ANGRY MEN was originally written for television, it is a true classic of the anti-McCarthy message era, and is not to be missed.
Release Note: Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Frank Schaffner's 1955 television version, with an introduction by Ron Simon, surator at the Paley Center for Media Production history of 12 Angry Men, from teleplay to big-screen classic Archival interviews with director Sidney Lumet New interview with screenwriter Walter Bernstein about Lumet New interview with Simon about writer Reginald Rose Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956), a teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose New interview with cinematographer John Bailey about director of photography Boris Kaufman Original theatrical trailer Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: English
Review: -06/01/1994
"Best Courtroom Drama of All Time"
Review: -09/29/2002
"...This is a film where tension comes from personality conflict, dialogue and body language....The movie plays like a textbook for directors interested in how lens choices affect mood..."
Review: -03/23/2001
"...As the juror dead-set against a murder conviction, Henry Fonda had one of his greatest roles..."
Review: -03/07/2008
"Fonda shines -- almost literally in a white suit -- as the soft-spoken, merciful Juror No. 8." -- Grade: A-
Review: -01/01/2012
"[T]he textures of the film actively transform this righteous template into a bristly, suspenseful, heroic firefight..."