|| 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.
|| Music, Hans Zimmer ; editor, Joe Walker ; director of photography, Sean Bobbitt.
|Participant or Performer:
|| 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.
|| MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
|| DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0.
|| [English/Spanish/French dialogue version]
In English (Dolby Digital 5.1), dubbed Spanish or dubbed French (surround Dolby Digital 2.0); Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (5.1).
|Source of Description:
|| Title from disc surface.