12 Angry Men: The Criterion Collection

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12 Angry Men: The Criterion Collection

12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet , may be the most radical courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is spare, the iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the initially dissenting foreman on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged

with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room. Lumet's electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the verge of change is one of the great feature-film debuts.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 16 2011
  • Production Year 1957
  • Empire SKU 1584190
  • UPC Code 715515089319
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Disc One:
Frank Schaffner's 1955 Television Version With an Introduction by Ron Simon, Curator at the Paley Center for Media
Production History of 12 Angry Men, From Teleplay To Big Screen Classic
Original Theatrical Trailer

Disc Two:
Archival Interviews With Director Sidney Lumet
Interview With Screen writer Walter Bernstein About Lumet
Interview With Simon About Writer Reginald Rose
Tragedy in a Temporary Town - A Teleplay Directed by Lumet and Written by Rose
Interview With Cinematographer John Bailey About Director of Photography Boris Kaufman


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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