12 Angry Men: 50th Anniversary Edition DVD out March 4th

Movie News | Jan 4th, 2008

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United Artists’ Academy Award Nominated Legal Drama From Renowned Director Sidney Lumet Arrives March 4

Anniversary Edition DVD Commemorates United Artists’ 90th Anniversary Celebration

LOS ANGELES, CA MGM Home Entertainment celebrates the recent anniversary of one of the greatest character-driven dramas in film history when 12 Angry Men: 50th Anniversary Edition comes to trial on DVD March 4. Directed by five-time Oscar nominee Sidney Lumet (The Verdict, Dog Day Afternoon) in his feature film directorial debut, and written by award winning playwright Reginald Rose, 12 Angry Men provides an intense look at a jury of 12 men whom are sent to deliberate the final verdict in the murder trial of a young Latino boy. What unfolds is a gripping character study where the personality of each juror is revealed and the facts of the case become evidently clear.

Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Lumet) and Best Screenplay (Rose), 12 Angry Men stars Henry Fonda and features a legendary supporting cast that includes Lee J. Cobb (The Brothers Karamazov, On The Waterfront), Jack Warden (Heaven Can Wait, Shampoo), Martin Balsam (All The President’s Men, A Thousand Clowns), Ed Begley (Sweet Bird of Youth, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) and Jack Klugman (“Quincy M.E.,” “The Odd Couple”).

Part of the United Artists catalog, the 50th anniversary edition of 12 Angry Men is being released by MGM as part of a larger United Artists 90th Anniversary campaign, an 18-month global celebration leading up to the 90th anniversary of the studio in 2009 that serves to reinforce and remind people of the powerful film history and legacy of the famed studio.

The 12 Angry Men: 50th Anniversary Edition DVD includes two all-new featurettes; “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: The Making of 12 Angry Men” and “Inside The Jury Room” and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 US/$25.98 Canada. Prebook is February 6.

12 Angry Men Synopsis

Eleven jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder. The twelfth has no doubt of his innocence. How can this one man steer the others toward the same conclusion? It’s a case of seemingly overwhelming evidence against a teenager accused of killing his father in “one of the best pictures ever made” (The Hollywood Reporter).

DVD Bonus Features

“Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: The Making Of 12 Angry Men” featurette

“Inside The Jury Room” featurette

Rich in history and devoted to creating powerful, quality films, United Artists (UA) was formed in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith to encourage progressive filmmaking, giving each star the authority and autonomy to create the films about which they were most passionate. The studio responsible for creating some of the finest films of all time including iconic film franchises ROCKY, PINK PANTHER and JAMES BOND and critically-acclaimed and award-winning features RAGING BULL, SOME LIKE IT HOT, WEST SIDE STORY, ANNIE HALL, MIDNIGHT COWBOY and RAIN MAN, contains a library of nearly 1,000 feature films and boasts more than 80 Academy Award -winning classics.