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  • Published: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 024543880967
  • 024543880974

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12 years a slave

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Call number: DVD Drama Twelve, Zoom Lends DVD

Available Copies: West Adult

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Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.

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

Special features: The Team; The Score; Sneak peeks.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard.

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 Fassbener, 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.

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

Contents: Twelve years a slave.

Community Reviews

Great adaptation

I had never heard of Solomon Northup before this film. Despite making several deviations from the source material, the movie was made in the spirit of the book. Each actor did an impeccable job breathing life into their characters and their struggles.

Great

Great

True Story

I love that this man's story has been told on such a large scale, all these years later. It was a little long and difficult to watch, but well-done.

Loved It, But Hard to Watch

Overall I really loved this movie. The story is incredible and even knowing it previously, I was moved to tears at the end. Beware though, the violence is very graphic and difficult to watch knowing that this is something that actually happened in our history. The actors were wonderful, and the costuming outstanding.

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