12 years a slave / Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen. [Blu-ray version]
Contributor(s): McQueen, Steve [film director,, film producer.] | Ridley, John [screenwriter,, film producer.] | Pitt, Brad [film producer,, actor.] | Gardner, Dede [film producer.] | Kleiner, Jeremy [film producer.] | Pohlad, William [film producer.] | Milchan, Arnon [film producer.] | Katagas, Anthony [film producer.] | Ross, Tessa [film producer.] | Ejiofor, Chiwetel [actor.] | Fassbender, Michael [actor.] | Cumberbatch, Benedict [actor.] | Dano, Paul [actor.] | Dillahunt, Garret [actor.] | Giamatti, Paul [actor.] | McNairy, Scoot [actor.] | Nyong'o, Lupita [actor.] | Oduye, Adepero [actor.] | Paulson, Sarah [actor.] | Williams, Michael Kenneth [actor.] | Woodard, Alfre [actor.] | Chalk, Chris (Christopher Eugene) [actor.] | Bobbitt, Sean [director of photography.] | Stockhausen, Adam [production designer.] | Walker, Joe [editor of moving image work.] | Norris, Patricia [costume designer.] | Zimmer, Hans [composer (expression)] | Northup, Solomon. Twelve years a slave | Fox Searchlight Pictures [production company.] | Regency Enterprises [presenter.] | River Road Entertainment (Firm) [presenter,, production company.] | Plan B (Firm) [production company.] | New Regency (Firm) [production company.] | FilmFour (Firm) [production company.] | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc [film distributor.].Material type: FilmEdition: [English/Spanish/French dialogue version, Blu-ray].Description: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Twelve years a slave.Uniform titles: 12 years a slave (Motion picture) Subject(s): Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? -- Drama | Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? | 1800-1899 | Slaves -- United States -- Drama | African Americans -- Drama | Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | Slaves | African Americans | Plantation life | Slavery | United States | LouisianaGenre/Form: Drama. | Feature films. | Biographical films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities. | Feature films. | Biographical films. | Video recordings -- for the hearing impaired. | Video recordings -- for people with visual disabilities.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Special features: A historical portrait; The team; The score.
Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp.
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.
Rating: R; for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
Blu-ray, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby digital 5.1 (Spanish, French), English descriptive audio 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.
Blu-ray disc for use only with Blu-ray disc players, Blu-ray disc computer drives and Playstation 3 game consoles.
English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; described video.
Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).