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This excellent and timeless lesson in facing our own personal prejudices and how such prejudices can have terrible consequences on the innocent set in a courtroom detective drama remains relevant today and perhaps for all time and has been given the usual high-calibre Criterion Blu Ray treatment. The picture quality is grainy which is fine with me but may be an issue for some while the mono sound quality is good enough. Also included is a 24-page booklet containing an essay on the film. In addition to the great screenplay, what makes this film great is the wonderful cast of star-studded actors who all put in excellently convincing performances of their respective roles. Each of the 12 jurors are angry at something - their lives, a bad break, perceived slights etc but can they come to terms with what is really responsible for their anger in time to prevent them from venting it on the innocent whose life is in their hands?
This Criterion release is probably the best version of this film out there and if you are looking to upgrade to blu ray this is a great opportunity to do so.
I recently did Grand Jury, which I found that I loved doing! I enjoyed watching this after serving my term of GJ and the acting is incredible. Any movie that takes place in one room and is still a great movie, is a movie worth watching.