12 Angry Men DVD

aka Twelve Angry Men, Sidney Lumet, 1957

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Directed by Sidney Lumet

Produced in 1957

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

Adapted from his own TV play by Reginald Rose, 12 Angry Men marked the directing debut of Sidney Lumet, who masterfully builds the claustrophobic tension in a jury room.

At the end of a murder trial in New York City, twelve jurors retire to consider the verdict. The man in the dock is a young Puerto Rican accused of killing his father, and eleven of the twelve jurors do not hesitate in finding him guilty. However, one of the jurors (Henry Fonda), reluctant to send the youngster to his death without any debate, returns a vote of not guilty. From this single event, the jurors begin to re-evaluate the case, as they look at the murder - and themselves - in a fresh light.

Lumet's genius with the actors cleverly exposes the layers of hatred and regret that lies underneath their neat, professional facades. Watching Henry Fonda, the crusading juror steeped in 50s liberalism, slowly break down the prejudices of his co-jurors is still emotionally bracing.

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DVD Details

Certificate: U

Publisher: MGM

Length: 112 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 Widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 19th March 2001

Cat No: 16232DVD

Subtitles: English, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Danish, English HoH, German HoH

DVD Extras

  • Theatrical trailer
  • soundtrack available in 5 languages

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