12 Years a Slave (DVD)

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ITEM# 15951549
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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.

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    UPC 024543880967
    Studio Fox Home Entertainment
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.25" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.15 lbs
    Stars Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chjwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano
    Directors Steve McQueen
    Country of Origin United States

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    • 12 yrs. a slave
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      The movie itself was excellent; however, the quality was pretty poor, as this movie often skipped. I think it was more of a rush for production, in home. I played this movie on three other systems and I still experienced the same type of skipping, so the problem very clearly, was within the dvd. I will reorder this product, as I did enjoy the "proposed," content.

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