12 Angry Men [1957] [Criterion] (BLU)

Sidney Lumet

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Synopsis

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 foreman on 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.

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Product Details

  • Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Robert Webber, Ed Begley, Edward Binns, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 11/22/2011
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2091

Special Features

  • Frank Schaffner's 1955 Television Version With an Introduction by Ron Simon, Curator at the Paley Center for Media
  • Production History of 12 Angry Men, From Teleplay To Big Screen Classic
  • Archival Interviews With Director Sidney Lumet
  • Interview With Screen writer Walter Bernstein About Lumet
  • Interview With Simon About Writer Reginald Rose
  • Tragedy in a Temporary Town - A Teleplay Directed by Lumet and Written by Rose
  • Interview With Cinematographer John Bailey
  • About Director of Photography Boris Kaufman

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