Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Sale is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Now: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Pr… $3.96 (55% sold out)
Now: Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 $10.00 (52% sold out)
Now: Neighbors $9.00 (44% sold out)
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray)
$3.99
9 hrs ago
American Hustle (Blu-ray)
$6.00
21 hrs ago
Gangs of New York (Blu-ray)
$3.99
1 hr ago
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Blu-ray)
$4.99
12 hrs ago
Breaking Bad: The Final Season (Blu-ray)
$9.99
15 hrs ago
Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Casablanca (Blu-ray)
$5.99
57 min ago
The Sandlot (Blu-ray)
$4.99
2 hrs ago
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$9.00
20 hrs ago
Act of Valor (Blu-ray)
$4.99
2 hrs ago
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$9.99
15 hrs ago
Bad Santa (Blu-ray)
$3.99
16 hrs ago
Super 8 (Blu-ray)
$4.99
 
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$9.99
14 hrs ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37428)
 Adventure (28609)
 Animation (8595)
 Anime (4738)
 Biography (3910)
 Comedy (27915)
 Comic book (5286)
 Coming of age (1832)
 Crime (19502)
 Dark humor (3923)
 Documentary (5060)
 Drama (44939)
 Epic (5322)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11993)
 Fantasy (16402)
 Film-Noir (1217)
 Foreign (6365)
 Heist (1691)
 History (5844)
 Holiday (1261)
 Horror (14161)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3372)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8772)
 Musical (3904)
 Mystery (11365)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7031)
 Psychological thriller (3229)
 Romance (16313)
 Sci-Fi (18466)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2862)
 Supernatural (4469)
 Surreal (1491)
 Teen (3286)
 Thriller (32927)
 War (5851)
 Western (2433)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


12 Years a Slave Blu-ray

United States
658
41
5
Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet 20th Century Fox | 2013 | 134 min | Rated R | Mar 04, 2014

12 Years a Slave (Blu-ray)
Large:


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)

Price
List price: $39.99, Price history

Amazon: $13.99 (Save 65%)
Best Buy: $13.99 (Save 65%)  

In stock soon, order now

Buy 12 Years a Slave on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.3
420
ratings.


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%
Period49%
History40%
Epic-
88%
popularity
2279
collections
43
fans




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)

» See full cast & crew


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.


Blu-ray bundles with 12 Years a Slave (1 bundle)





Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



12 Years a Slave Blu-ray, News and Updates



Fox Searchlight Pictures 20th Anniversary Releases - March 13, 2014

Following 12 Years A Slave's historical Academy Award win for Best Picture, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today a campaign to celebrate Fox Searchlight's 20th Anniversary. The "We Have Your Story" anniversary event ...

This Week on Blu-ray: March 4-11 - March 2, 2014

For the week of March 4th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the Academy-Award winning 12 Years a Slave to Blu-ray. Other Tuesday titles include Anchor Bay's Grandmaster disc, Sony and Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, and Fox's release of the cult ...

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. ...

» Show more related news posts for 12 Years a Slave Blu-ray


12 Years a Slave Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
50 Years of James Bond! 8368 Nov 04, 2014
12 Years a Slave (2013) Pre-order 417 Apr 30, 2014



12 Years a Slave Blu-ray


$39.99 $13.99


Buy 12 Years a Slave on Blu-ray Movie



Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. The Expendables 3
3. Rain Man
4. Lone Survivor
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2
6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
7. A Million Ways to Die in the West
8. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Four...
9. Chef
10. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D
11. The Avengers
12. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
13. Rush
14. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
15. House of Cards: The Complete Second...

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. John Wick
8. Gone Girl
9. Whiplash
10. Horrible Bosses 2
11. Fury
12. Autómata
13. The Theory of Everything
14. Rosewater
15. The Imitation Game
16. The Drop
17. The Maze Runner
18. The Guest
19. Foxcatcher
20. The Equalizer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Godzilla
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  Despicable Me 2
5.  Rio 2
6.  Star Trek Into Darkness
7.  Pacific Rim
8.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
9.  American Hustle
10.  The LEGO Movie
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
5.  Big Hero 6
6.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sea...
7.  The Maze Runner
8.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
9.  The Legend of Korra - Book Three: C...
10.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
3.  Despicable Me 2
$13.00, Save 57%
4.  Rio 2
$13.00, Save 67%
5.  Star Trek Into Darkness
$15.80, Save 60%
6.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$41.99, Save 65%
7.  American Hustle
$6.00, Save 85%
8.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
9.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
10.  Lone Survivor
$7.99, Save 77%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Killing Them Softly

 United States


$24.99 $3.99





American Hustle

 United States


$40.99 $6.00





Gangs of New York

 United States


$14.99 $3.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices