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Title 12 years a slave / 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.

Published Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title 12 years a slave (Motion picture)
Physical description 1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Credits Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer.
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.
Performers 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.
Audience MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality ; Canadian home video rating: 14A.
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.
System notes DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language notes 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).
Notes Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).
Other author Northup, Solomon, b. 1808. Twelve yewars a slave
McQueen, Steve, 1969-, film director, film producer.
Ridley, John, 1965-, screenwriter, film producer.
Pitt, Brad, 1963-, film producer, actor.
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, 1974-, actor.
Fassbender, Michael, 1977-, actor.
Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976-, actor.
Dano, Paul, 1984-, actor.
Dillahunt, Garret, 1964- actor.
Giamatti, Paul, actor.
McNairy, Scoot, actor.
Nyong'o, Lupita, actor.
Oduye, Adepero, actor.
Paulson, Sarah, 1974-, actor.
Williams, Michael Kenneth, actor.
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-, 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)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? Twelve years a slave.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, production company.
Regency Enterprises, presenter.
River Road Entertainment (Firm), presenter, production company.
Plan B (Firm), production company.
New Regency (Firm), production company.
FilmFour (Firm), production company.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., film distributor.
Subject Northup, Solomon, b. 1808 -- Drama
Slaves -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Kidnapping -- United States -- Drama.
Fiction films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Variant Title Twelve years a slave
Standard Number 024543880967
Publisher Number 2288096 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (U.S.)
2288097 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (Canada)