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Old 11-29-2011, 02:12 PM
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Our review of '12 Angry Men' has just been posted. David Krauss says this is one of the all-time great legal dramas. This Criterion Blu-ray does the film proud with excellent black-and-white video, solid audio, and tons of extras. This is highly recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/5763/12_angry.html
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:24 PM
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Hey thanks for adding the thread

This movie is one of my favorites! Who would ever think a movie set in 1 ROOM, no special effects, could be excellent from the start to the end!

Now I just need to pick this up on a sale! LOL
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An absolutely brilliant film. A few years back, the collector's edition DVD was on sale for $3.99. I cleared out Future Shop's stock and gave them away as gifts to people who did not own (or worse, had not seen) the movie.

It wasn't mentioned but Sean Phillips' cover is perfect. He's one of my favourite artists and when I saw on his blog that he was tasked with the design, I knew it was going to be a good one. Boston007 said it well about how this simple movie works -- it works because every actor killed in their role, a fact reflected by the range of emotions captured on the cover.

As you can tell, I'm very excited for this movie to replace the DVD version on my shelf. Thanks for the review!
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An absolutely brilliant film. A few years back, the collector's edition DVD was on sale for $3.99. I cleared out Future Shop's stock and gave them away as gifts to people who did not own (or worse, had not seen) the movie.

It wasn't mentioned but Sean Phillips' cover is perfect. He's one of my favourite artists and when I saw on his blog that he was tasked with the design, I knew it was going to be a good one. Boston007 said it well about how this simple movie works -- it works because every actor killed in their role, a fact reflected by the range of emotions captured on the cover.
As you can tell, I'm very excited for this movie to replace the DVD version on my shelf. Thanks for the review!
Yes that is an excellent point and in afterthought, that cover works. Can't wait to get this. VERY nice of you gifting the movie years ago
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Definitely picking this up during the next B&N Criterion sale. A classic in my opinion. Anyone ever see the remake they did of this a few years back? It may have gone straight to dvd. I only saw the trailer and if I remember correctly, Tony Danza was casted as the sports fanatic. That pretty much merits a viewing right there.
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Definitely picking this up during the next B&N Criterion sale. A classic in my opinion. Anyone ever see the remake they did of this a few years back? It may have gone straight to dvd. I only saw the trailer and if I remember correctly, Tony Danza was casted as the sports fanatic. That pretty much merits a viewing right there.
Never knew they did a remake!

I may have to buy this outright and not wait for any sale, MAYBE. I just got a $5 off DeepDiscount coupon. I like this movie that much.
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Definitely picking this up during the next B&N Criterion sale. A classic in my opinion. Anyone ever see the remake they did of this a few years back? It may have gone straight to dvd. I only saw the trailer and if I remember correctly, Tony Danza was casted as the sports fanatic. That pretty much merits a viewing right there.
I vaguely remember the remake, but I hadn't realized just how great a cast it had: Courtney Vance in the Martin Balsam role as foreman, George C. Scott as the racist and Jack Lemmon as Henry Fonda. (Among the other jurors: James Gandolfini, William Petersen, Ossie Davis and Hume Cronyn.)
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I vaguely remember the remake, but I hadn't realized just how great a cast it had: Courtney Vance in the Martin Balsam role as foreman, George C. Scott as the racist and Jack Lemmon as Henry Fonda. (Among the other jurors: James Gandolfini, William Petersen, Ossie Davis and Hume Cronyn.)
Wow really? Yeah a quick glance at RT shows it's 100% fresh. This might be worth tracking down for a viewing. Can't see it topping the original of course, but it definitely sounds promising. Would've been awesome if this remake was included as a bonus feature or something like they did with The Day The Earth Stood Still.
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One of my favourite films. Has anyone heard of a UK release date?
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The remake was a made for tv movie for the Showtime network. It was directed by William Friedkin.

I've always enjoyed the remake. Not as good as the original yet still topical even today. The acting was fantastic and George C Scott has the strandout performance in my opinion. I have to say though, I totally forgot Tony Soprano was in it.

I need this BD badly too as this is one of my all-time favorite movies. I went a little over budget this month on the blu rays so I'll have to grab this sometime next month.
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