12 Years A Slave

Model: IFS852TW

SKU: 563539 Product ID: 778639

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Drama

Rating ‐ MA15+

Release Date ‐ 04/06/14

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    The incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty from a malevolent slave owner (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity in his quest to be reunited with his family.


    Special Features
    An Historical Portrait
    The Team
    The Score


    Director - Steve McQueen

    Actors - Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt, Sarah Paulson

    Film Genre - Drama

    Label - Icon Film Distribution Pty Ltd

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Subtitles - English

    Running Time - 133

    Aspect ratio - 2.35:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - MA15+

    Year of Release - 2013

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerhouse acting on display! "12 Years a Slave", which won 3 Academy Awards tells a true story of Solomon Northup, a talented and peaceful African American who is forced and sold into slavery in the deep south of America. Powerful acting by Ejiofor, Fassbender, Dano, Giamatti and young Lupita N'yongo (who won the Oscar for her performance) ensure this film does not fall into caricature and captures the cruelty of these unfortunate times in US history. Carefully directed by Mc'Queen " 12 Years" tells a moving tale of slavery, racism and escape. At times, cruel and callous, this is a film that should not be missed. Brad Pitt who produced the film is excellent in a minor role. Very good production
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Relevant '12 Years a Slave' follows the harrowing true-life story of man of colour, Solomon Northup. Born a free man in 1800s in northern America, Northup was kidnapped and sent to the American South where he was forced into slavery on a cotton plantation. He languished here for 12 years before being released. Northup experienced and witnessed the horrors of this brutal time in history. This quality production is powerful and gripping: a timely reminder too to be mindful of global social-justice issues. I found this film purchased efficiently though JbHi both thoroughly engaging and extremely useful as context for teaching senior school students.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prompt delivery as always I bought this DVD as I seen part of it on tv look like a interesting movie
Date published: 2016-11-18
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