Solomon Northup's Odyssey

Twelve Years as A Slave

DVD - 2004
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
Solomon Northup's Odyssey
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Monterey Video, c2004, c1984
Edition: Full screen
ISBN: 1569942668
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SOLOMON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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This is a made-for-television film originally released on PBS in 1984 starring Avery Brooks as Solomon Northup and is also based on the memoir 12 Years a Slave. While not as brutal or sharing some of the energetic immediacy of the new film, this version is a well-crafted work that still has the p... Read More »

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Jan 26, 2014
  • lynnwl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It could have been a good film, the story plot is good, the actors were good. However, I thought the directing was poor.


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