12 Years A Slave (DVD)

Catalogue Number: 241-8366

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12 Years A Slave (DVD)

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Released: 12/05/14

  • GOLDEN GLOBAL 2014: Best motion picture
  • BAFTA Awards 2014 - Best Film
  • Oscars 2014 - Best Picture
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Synopsis

Steve McQueen's 12 YEARS A SLAVE stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is captured by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts heads with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) - his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family.

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Cast & Crew

Actor
Quvenzhane Wallis
Michael Kenneth Williams
Benedict Cumberbatch
Bryan Batt
Alfre Woodard
Paul Giamatti
Michael Fassbender
Sarah Paulson
Dwight Henry
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Brad Pitt
Paul Dano
Scoot McNairy
Cinematographer
Sean Bobbitt
Composer
Hans Zimmer
Editor
Joe Walker
Producer
Arnon Milchan
Dede Gardner
Steve McQueen
Screenwriter
John Ridley
Director
Steve McQueen

Key Information

Classification
15
Consumer Advice
Contains Strong Violence, Injury Detail, S*X, Nudity And Racist Terms
Duration (mins)
134
UV Copy Included
N
Type
DVD
Studio
ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Number Of Discs
1
Production
Film
Boxset
N
Region
2
Genre
Drama

Variant

Type
DVD

Features

Special Features
THE TEAM: Meet the creative minds assembled by director Steve McQueen to bring Solomon Northup's journey to life.\THE SCORE: Follow film composer Hans
Subtitles
English
Language
English
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