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12 Angry Men [50th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1957]

  • SKU: 8707615
  • Release Date: 03/04/2008
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

    Special Features


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    • Audio commentary with Film Historian Drew Casper
    • 2 New featurettes
    • Inside the Jury Room featurette
    • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making 12 Angry Men Featurette

    Synopsis


    12 Angry Men
    A Puerto Rican youth is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. The sole holdout is Juror #8, played by Henry Fonda. As Fonda persuades the weary jurors to re-examine the evidence, we learn the backstory of each man. Juror #3 (Lee J. Cobb), a bullying self-made man, has estranged himself from his own son. Juror #7 (Jack Warden) has an ingrained mistrust of foreigners; so, to a lesser extent, does Juror #6 (Edward Binns). Jurors #10 (Ed Begley) and #11 (George Voskovec), so certain of the infallibility of the Law, assume that if the boy was arrested, he must be guilty. Juror #4 (E.G. Marshall) is an advocate of dispassionate deductive reasoning. Juror #5 (Jack Klugman), like the defendant a product of "the streets," hopes that his guilty vote will distance himself from his past. Juror #12 (Robert Webber), an advertising man, doesn't understand anything that he can't package and market. And Jurors #1 (Martin Balsam), #2 (John Fiedler) and #9 (Joseph Sweeney), anxious not to make waves, "go with the flow." The excruciatingly hot day drags into an even hotter night; still, Fonda chips away at the guilty verdict, insisting that his fellow jurors bear in mind those words "reasonable doubt." A pet project of Henry Fonda's, Twelve Angry Men was his only foray into film production; the actor's partner in this venture was Reginald Rose, who wrote the 1954 television play on which the film was based. Carried over from the TV version was director Sidney Lumet, here making his feature-film debut. A flop when it first came out (surprisingly, since it cost almost nothing to make), Twelve Angry Men holds up beautifully when seen today. It was remade for television in 1997 by director William Friedkin with Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Henry Fonda
      Henry Fonda - Juror #8
    • Lee J. Cobb
      Lee J. Cobb - Juror #3
    • Ed Begley, Sr.
      Ed Begley, Sr. - Juror #10
    • E.G. Marshall
      E.G. Marshall - Juror #4
    • Jack Klugman
      Jack Klugman - Juror #5



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Did not dissapoint

      Posted
      Buzz3333
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      This is a film I was very excited to seeing, and after it ended I was surprised by how much I loved it, how the director and crew managed to make such a small location so interesting and give each character their own purposes for being involved in the story, was so entertaining to watch. If you don't like talking movies, it won't be for you, but if you enjoy contained thrillers with interesting premises, characters and great dialogue. See it ASAP

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie with an Amazing Cast!

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      csjonesy
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      12 men stuck in 1 room for an entire movie sounds boring but you're wrong! Henry Fonda stirs the pot and Jack Klugman, Ed Begley, EG Marshall and 8 other very familiar actors react making it a crazy ride with an ending that leaves you thinking. The blue-ray transfer is beautiful because Criterion duh. Extra features abound. Highly recommended!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie, But Buy the Collector's Edition

      Posted
      kevman79

      This classic film is one of the best movies ever made in my opinion. Excellent cast and performances. However, I would recommend that fans purchase the collector's edition, as it has several bonus features not available on this dvd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Arguably the greatest courtroom drama!

      Posted
      tofferman
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      Thrilled to finally have Twelve Angry Men on blu ray, and by the Criterion Collection! A must-own for any collector. A wonderful transfer and excellent extras that are welcome. Buy with confidence!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Bluray of a great film

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      astroboyBB
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      The transfer is rather grainy, but that could be from the source material. Other than that, it's a good-looking transfer of a great (if technically unrealistic) story. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Remake of the Classic

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      DarkTower

      This movie is a remake of the classic by the same name. Geared for the newer generations it delivers the same message. The dialogue is powerful as the movie doesn't rely on special effects.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of The Best Movies Ever

      Posted
      kevman79

      This classic film is one of the best movies ever made in my opinion. Excellent cast and performances. Great collector's edition dvd here. Highest Recommendation!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic!

      Posted
      movieloverforlife
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Excellent movie! Definitely a classic. All of the actors do an awesome job. Worth the hype. Blu Ray looks fantastic for such an old movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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