12 angry men

Orion-Nova Productions (Firm)

Blu-ray - 2011

A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is spare, the iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the initially dissenting member of a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room. One of the most radical big-screen courtroom dramas in cinema history.

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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection [2011]
Corporate Author
Orion-Nova Productions (Firm)
Corporate Author
Orion-Nova Productions (Firm) (production company)
Other Authors
Sidney Lumet, 1924-2011 (film director), Reginald Rose (film producer), Henry Fonda, 1905-1982 (actor), Lee J. Cobb, 1911-1976 (-), Ed Begley, 1901-1970, E. G. Marshall, 1914-1998, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, 1919-1996, Jack Klugman, John Fiedler, 1925-2005, Edward Binns, 1916-1990
Blu-ray special edition; Blu-ray edition
Item Description
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on the television drama of the same title by Reginald Rose.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray, region A; widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio; mono.; requires Blu-ray player.
National Film Registry selection, 2007.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; film editor, Carl Lerner ; music, Kenyon Hopkins.
  • Special features: Schaffner's 1955 television version, with an introduction by Ron Simon, director of the Paley Center for Media Studies; "12 angry men": from television to the big screen, a video essay by film scholar Vance Kapley; archival interviews with Lumet; new interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein; new interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey; teleplay Tragedy in a Temporary town; original theatrical trailer.
Review by Library Journal Review

Digitally restored in this extras-laden special edition, the suspenseful 1957 courtroom drama about a dissenting juror (Henry Fonda) who dissuades his fellow deliberators from their rush to judgment warrants unanimous praise. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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