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Title:
12 angry men [videorecording (DVD)]
ISBN:
9781604655094
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (in container).
Contents:
Special features: The television version -- "12 angry men: from television to the big screen" -- ival interviews with Lumet; new interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein; new interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey.
Abstract:
A jury of white men is ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. However, one juror forces the others to consider whether the evidence--or the jurors' own prejudices--influences their deliberations. The story plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Format:
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2011]

©2011
General Note:
Wide screen (1.66:1).

Based on the television drama of the same title by Reginald Rose.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.

Special features: Disc 2. "The television version" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, introduction by Ron Simon (Sept. 26, 1954); "12 angry men: from television to the big screen" interview with film scholar Vance Kepley. Theatrical trailer. Disc 2. archival interviews with Lumet; new interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein; new interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey; "Tragedy in a small town" a 1956 teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose. Booklet: "Lumet's faces" essay by Thane Rosenbaum.