12 Years a Slave
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2013
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Surround Dolby Digital 2.0, French Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish
12 Years a Slave
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2013
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, Spanish


From acclaimed director Steve McQueen comes this “deeply evocative and brilliantly acted” film (Claudia Puig, USA Today) based on the true story of Solomon Northup.

It is 1841, and Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor in a gripping performance), an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.

Disc Information

**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

**A Historical Portrait – Explore director Steve McQueen’s unique artistry in bringing this remarkable story to life in this documentary including cast and crew interviews.
**The Team - Meet the creative minds assembled by director Steve McQueen to bring Solomon Northup’s journey to life.
**The Score - Follow film composer Hans Zimmer creating his dramatic score.

**Digital HD

Cast & Crew

Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Solomon Northrup
Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender ... Edwin Epps
Brad Pitt ... Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Ford
Paul Giamatti ... Freeman
Sarah Paulson ... Mistress Epps
Paul Dano ... Tibeats


Tom Huddleston Time Out | January 07, 2014

The cumulative emotional effect is devastating: the final scenes are as angry, as memorable, as overwhelming as anything modern cinema has to offer.

Dana Stevens Slate | December 31, 2013

So overpowering is this film's simple, horrible, and almost entirely true story that it's hard to get enough distance on 12 Years a Slave to poke at its inner workings.

Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News | December 31, 2013

Every scene of 12 Years a Slave, and almost every shot, conveys some penetrating truth about America's original sin.

David Thomson The New Republic | November 25, 2013

It is a film that necessity and education demand seeing.

Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle | October 31, 2013

It provokes recognition in us of the very heart of darkness. It makes the unimaginable imaginable.

Moira MacDonald Seattle Times | October 31, 2013

"12 Years a Slave" isn't easy to watch, and it shouldn't be; it's one man's tragedy, but it's also the tragedy of countless thousands of souls beaten down, literally and metaphorically.

Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune | October 31, 2013

The film is both brutal to watch and stunning to contemplate, powerfully challenging audiences - particularly white audiences - to examine their consciences.


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