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12 Angry Men - Region 1 DVD

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3 months, 1 week ago at Mar 28 19:09
There are a few wonderful courtroom dramas out there, Anatomy of a Murder, To Kill a Mockingbird and Witness for the Prosecution immediately springing to mind. 12 Angry Men is so brilliant, it could very well be the definitive courtroom drama on film. Sidney Lumet's direction is masterly, and although the action takes place on one set(an actual New York drawing room) there are a huge variety of in... read more
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Description: E E 0 0 Sidney Lumet's directorial debut remains a tense, atmospheric (though slightly manipulative and stagy) courtroom thriller, in which the viewer never sees a trial and the only action is verbal. As he does in his later corruption commentaries such as Serpico or Q & A, Lumet focuses on the lonely one-man battles of a protagonist whose ethics alienate him from the rest of jaded society. As the film opens, the seemingly open-and-shut trial of a young Puerto Rican accused of murdering his father with a knife has just concluded and the 12-man jury retires to their microscopic, sweltering quarters to decide the verdict. W ... (more)
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Release date: 1 March 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 9780792849223 UPC: 027616859006
Tags: Drama (6), 1957 (3), Jury (3), Law (3), Racism (2), Aud:FRA (2), Dolby Digital 1.0 (2), Sub:FRA (2), Aud:ENG (2), Jury Duty (2), NR (2), Trial (2), Justice (2), Court (2), Black & White (2), E.G. Marshall (1), Robert Webber (1), Robert Ebert Great Movies: The First 100 (1), Tralilers (1), Rudy Bond (1)
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Kyle Ellis posted a review 3 months, 1 week ago

“There are a few wonderful courtroom dramas out there, Anatomy of a Murder, To Kill a Mockingbird and Witness for the Prosecution immediately springing to mind. 12 Angry Men is so brilliant, it could very well be the definitive courtroom drama on film. Sidney Lumet's direction is masterly, and although the action takes place on one set(an actual New York drawing room) there are a huge variety of innovative camera angles and visual set-ups. The screenplay is sophisticated and smart, and the story is compelling and intelligent. The film is also brilliantly made, and the acting is superb. Henry Fonda especially dominates the film, with an integrity that makes his character so wonderful, but the other actors are wonderful as well, Ed Begley, Jack Warden, John Fiedler, Lee J Cobb, Rudy Bond et a” read more

Kyle Ellis rated this 10/10 3 months, 1 week ago
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