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12 Angry Men

Lumet, Sidney

Criterion Collection, 2011

BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
b/w.   widescreen.   sound - Dolby digital monaural.  
High-definition restoration with uncompressed Mono soundtrack. Written by Reginald Rose. A Puerto Rican youth is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. Eleven jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder, with a single holdout. The lone juror voting “not guilty” attempts to convince the rest of the jury that the case has provided reasonable doubt. Supplemental material: 12 ANGRY MEN (Frank Schaffner, 1955, 51 min); introduction to Schaffner version by Ron Simon (curator) (14 min); production history (2011, 26 min); interview with Lumet (23 min); interview with Walter Bernstein (screenwriter) on Lumet (2011, 9 min); interview with Simon on Reginald Rose (writer) (2011, 15 min); interview with John Bailey (cinematographer) (2011, 38 min); TRAGEDY IN A TEMPORARY TOWN (Lumet, 1956, 55 min); theatrical trailer. Essay booklet available from checkout.


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