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12 years a slave [videorecording] / 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 ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; screenplay by John Ridley ; directed by Steve McQueen.


  • DVD DVD
  • Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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7 current holds with 54 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Films Display 12 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Checked out 07/30/2014

Content descriptions

General Note: 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Hans Zimmer ; editor, Joe Walker ; director of photography, Sean Bobbitt.
Participant or Performer Note: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard.
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 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.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
System Details Note: DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note: [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 Note: Title from disc surface.
McQueen, Steve, 1969- film director, film producer. (Added Author). Ridley, John, 1965- screenwriter. (Added Author). Pitt, Brad, 1963- film producer, actor. (Added Author). Gardner, Dede, film producer. (Added Author). Kleiner, Jeremy, film producer. (Added Author). Pohlad, William, film producer. (Added Author). Milchan, Arnon, film producer. (Added Author). Katagas, Anthony, film producer. (Added Author). Ejiofor, Chiwetel, 1974- actor. (Added Author). Fassbender, Michael, 1977- actor. (Added Author). Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976- actor. (Added Author). Dano, Paul, 1984- actor. (Added Author). Giamatti, Paul, actor. (Added Author). Nyong'o, Lupita, actor. (Added Author). Paulson, Sarah, 1974- actor. (Added Author). Woodard, Alfre, 1953- actor. (Added Author). Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Twelve years a slave. (Added Author). Regency Enterprises, presenter. (Added Author). River Road Entertainment (Firm), presenter, production company. (Added Author). Plan B (Firm), production company. (Added Author). New Regency (Firm), production company. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., film distributor. (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Twelve years a slave

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