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12 Years a Slave Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet 20th Century Fox | 2013 | 134 min | Rated R | Mar 04, 2014

12 Years a Slave (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (28.99 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UV digital copy
Digital copy (as download)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (locked)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 3.2 of 53.2
Based on 6 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Biography72%
Period52%
History39%
Epic-
86%
popularity
2002
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12 Years a Slave

 (2013)

12 Years a Slave Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

For more about 12 Years a Slave and the 12 Years a Slave Blu-ray release, see 12 Years a Slave Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti
Director: Steve McQueen (III)

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12 Years a Slave Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

12 Years a Slave is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.40:1. The film is almost unbearably beautiful at times, with McQueen and his cinematographer Sean Bobbitt lavishing quite a bit of time on the incredible beauty of surroundings encapsulating some of the most abhorrent activities in the history of Mankind. McQueen repeatedly frames scenes with sunlight peeking through foliage (see screenshots 13, 17 and 19), which offer some beautiful dappling effects. A lot of the film is bathed in a kind of syrupy golden hue, which perfectly approximates the indolent life of the slave owners while forming a no doubt intentionally ironic subtext for the scenes of hard slave labor. Fine detail is often exceptional—disturbingly so, at times. The welts and scars on various slaves' bodies are almost palpable, and things like the fine muslin fabric that many slaves wear show every ragged thread. While contrast is generally very strong throughout this presentation, some extremely low light scenes lack adequate shadow detail, to the point that it's very hard to make out exactly what's going on. These few moments are the exception, however, in what is otherwise a sterling high definition experience.


12 Years a Slave Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

12 Years a Slave's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix is beautifully rendered and provides a wealth of involving surround activity. Scenes of Solomon's life before slavery include the trudge of horses and slosh of mud lined streets, but it's probably the first appalling clang of chains when Solomon finds himself captive that will make most audiophiles sit up and take notice. The film has several outstanding, if subtle, sequences, including Solomon's trip on the boat to New Orleans, where creaks and groans populate the side and rear channels, or, later, some of the field work, where the slaves' spirituals spill through the surrounds. Special kudos should be given to Hans Zimmer's beautiful string infused score, which also fills the surrounds quite nicely. Dialogue is always cleanly presented and well prioritized. Fidelity is superb throughout the track.


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12 Years a Slave Blu-ray Officially Announced - February 4, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray acclaimed director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave (2013), starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, and Benedict Cumberbatch. ...

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