'12 Years a Slave' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Fri Feb 7, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST by

Steve McQueen's Best Picture nominee arrives on Blu-ray in March. You can pre-order it here!

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox says '12 Years a Slave' will have a Blu-ray release on March 4.

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), 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 (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: A Historical Portrait, The Team, and The Score.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for '12 Years a Slave' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under March 4.

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12 Years A Slave (Blu-ray)
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