12 Angry Men (50th Anniversary Edition)

12 Angry Men (50th Anniversary Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 4, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: MGM
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: Making 12 ANGRY MEN"
      2. "Inside the Jury Room"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Well, I'm not used to supposin'. I'm just a workin' man. My boss does all the supposin' but I'll try one. Supposin' you talk us all out of this and, uh, the kid really did knife his father'"
  - Juror #6 (Edward Binns)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh100%

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Total Count: 52

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 104,860
[T]he textures of the film actively transform this righteous template into a bristly, suspenseful, heroic firefight...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 2012
With each new viewing I come away feelings as if I have peeled away another layer on the characters and their buried motives. Full Review
Cinemaphile.org
May 24, 2016
One of Hollywood's more notable borrowings from television is this Reginald Rose drama about the soul-searchings of a murder-trial jury... Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 14, 2019
A still-timely look at social and class warfare, as filtered through the deliberations of a jury in the case of an 18-year-old accused of stabbing his father to death.
Chicago Sun-Times
May 18, 2020
Fonda shines -- almost literally in a white suit -- as the soft-spoken, merciful Juror No. 8. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 7, 2008
Best Courtroom Drama of All Time
Premiere
Jun 1, 1994
Mechanically written, but within its own middlebrow limitations, it delivers the goods. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 26, 2007

Product Description:

Sidney Lumet's directorial debut is a snapshot of the American judicial system in action. Twelve average New York males convene in a very small jury room on a very hot day in order to reach a verdict in a murder trial. Almost everyone wants to vote guilty and get on with their lives except for Juror No. 8 (Henry Fonda), a conscientious citizen who insists on establishing reasonable doubt. Arguments are made, cigarettes are smoked, murder weapons examined, diagrams drawn, and prejudices revealed. Firm opinions weaken and reverse; voices get raised, the clock ticks, and a ghetto kid's life hangs in the balance.

Lumet's direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Things start out casual, but wind up so close and tight you can count the pores on the actors' noses. Fonda is good in a role well-suited to his extra-large sense of human dignity but the stealth giant in this actors dozen is the ferocious Lee J. Cobb. Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Ed Begley, and Jack Warden play some of the other jurors, and a better assemblage of grizzled method actors shouting at each other won't likely come again. 12 ANGRY MEN was originally written for television, it is a true classic of the anti-McCarthy message era, and is not to be missed.

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Production Notes:

  • Estimated budget: $343,000.
  • The shoot lasted 19 days.
  • The movie marked the feature-film directorial debut of Sidney Lumet.
  • The film was remade for cable television in 1997, directed by William Friedkin, written again by Reginald Rose, and starring Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Courtney B. Vance, Ossie Davis, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza, and others.

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  • Sales Rank: 24,095
  • UPC: 027616097101
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