12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: Steve McQueen Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
, Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
, Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) - his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2014
UPC: 0024543880967
Original Release: 2013
Rating: R
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:14:00
Sales rank: 1,753

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Team - Meet the creative minds assembled by Director Steve McQueen and bring Solomon Northrup's journey to life; The Score - Follow film Composer Hans Zimmer creating his dramatic score

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Brad Pitt Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch Ford
Paul Giamatti Freeman
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps
Paul Dano Tibeats
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Alfre Woodard Mistress Shaw
Michael Kenneth Williams Robert
Scoot McNairy Brown
Garret Dillahunt Armsby
Dwight Henry Uncle Abram
Dickie Gravois Overseer
Bryan Batt Judge Turner
Ashley Dyke Anna
Kelsey Scott Anne Northup
Quvenzhané Wallis Margaret Northup
Tony Bentley Mr. Moon
Taran Killam Hamilton
Christopher Berry Burch
Bill Camp Radburn
Mister Mackey Randall
Chris Chalk Clemens
Craig Tate John
Adepero Oduye Eliza
Storm Reid Emily
Tom Proctor Biddee
Marc Macaulay Captain
Vivian Fleming-Alvarez Mulatto Woman
Douglas M. Griffin Sailor
John McConnell Jonus Ray
Marcus Lyle Brown Jasper
Richard Holden Fitzgerald
Robert Steinberg Parker
Anwan Glover Cape
J.C. Victor Buyer
Liza J. Bennett Mistress Ford
Nicole Collins Rachel
J.D. Evermore Chapin
Andy Dylan Treach
Deneen D. Tyler Phebe
Mustafa Harris Sam
Gregory Bright Edward
Austin Purnell Bob
Thomas Francis Murphy Patroller
Andre Shanks Victim 1
Kelvin Harrison Victim 2
Scott M. Jefferson Master Shaw
Isaiah Jackson Zachary
Topsy Chapman Slave Spiritual Singer
Devin Maurice Evans Slave Spiritual Singer
Jay Huguley Sheriff
Willo Jean-Baptiste Margaret's Husband
Cameron Zeigler Alonzo Northup
Devyn Tyler Margaret Northup (adult)

Technical Credits
Steve McQueen Director,Producer
Jean A. Black Makeup
Sean Bobbitt Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Nana Fischer Makeup
Andrée Fortier Costumes/Costume Designer
Dede Gardner Producer
Henry Louis Gates Consultant/advisor
Matthew Gatlin Set Decoration/Design
Anthony Katagas Producer
Jeremy Kleiner Producer
Francine Maisler Casting
Arnon Milchan Producer
Nikki Brown Makeup
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Brad Pitt Producer
Bill Pohlad Producer
Denise Pugh-Ruiz Makeup
John Ridley Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Walter Schneider Set Decoration/Design
Leslie Shatz Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Sprague Set Decoration/Design
David Stein Art Director
Bianca Stigter Associate Producer
Adam Stockhausen Production Designer
Doug Torres Asst. Director
Joe Walker Editor
Jim Wallis Set Decoration/Design
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 12 Years a Slave
1. Scene 1 [6:02]
2. Scene 2 [4:10]
3. Scene 3 [2:45]
4. Scene 4 [3:25]
5. Scene 5 [2:54]
6. Scene 6 [5:42]
7. Scene 7 [2:46]
8. Scene 8 [4:19]
9. Scene 9 [3:59]
10. Scene 10 [3:31]
11. Scene 11 [5:37]
12. Scene 12 [2:19]
13. Scene 13 [4:50]
14. Scene 14 [2:07]
15. Scene 15 [4:59]
16. Scene 16 [:36]
17. Scene 17 [1:37]
18. Scene 18 [4:16]
19. Scene 19 [3:50]
20. Scene 20 [2:52]
21. Scene 21 [:09]
22. Scene 22 [2:30]
23. Scene 23 [3:04]
24. Scene 24 [2:36]
25. Scene 25 [2:38]
26. Scene 26 [2:39]
27. Scene 27 [1:52]
28. Scene 28 [3:03]
29. Scene 29 [2:47]
30. Scene 30 [4:03]
31. Scene 31 [3:36]
32. Scene 32 [3:28]
33. Scene 33 [7:50]
34. Scene 34 [1:36]
35. Scene 35 [5:35]
36. Scene 36 [3:45]

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