12 years a slave
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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[English/Spanish/French dialogue version]
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[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
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1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1
digital optical surround Dolby digital 2.0
video file DVD video region 1
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The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.
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Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Special features: A historical portrait; the team; the score.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt.
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 (English), Dolby digital 2.0 (Spanish, French), English descriptive audio 2.0.
English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; described video.
Publisher Number:
2288096
2288097
Other Number:
869567122
System Availability:
24
Current Holds:
1
# Local items:
24
Control Number:
1044068
Call Number:
791.43/72
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0
# Local items in:
12
# System items in:
12
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Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) - his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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