12 Angry Men

 12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men, by Sidney Lumet, may be the most radical courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system that is as riveting as it is spare, this iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. The result is a saga of epic proportions that plays out over a tense afternoon in one sweltering room. Lumet’s electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the verge of change is one of the great feature film debuts.

FILM INFO

  • United States
  • 1957
  • 96 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #591

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncom­pressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Frank Schaffner’s 1955 teleplay of 12 Angry Men, from the series Studio One, featuring an introduction by Ron Simon, curator at the Paley Center for Media
  • Production history of 12 Angry Men, from teleplay to big-screen classic
  • Archival interviews with director Sidney Lumet
  • New interview with screenwriter Walter Bernstein about Lumet
  • New interview with Simon about writer Reginald Rose
  • Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956), a teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose
  • New interview with cinematographer John Bailey about director of photography Boris Kaufman
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by writer and law professor Thane Rosenbaum
  • New cover illustration by Sean Phillips, design by Eric Skillman
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