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Les Misérables (2013, original release: 2012)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2013]
Description:  2 videodiscs (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0025192171307,
Language:  English

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Based on the original stage musical

"Blu-ray combo pack"--Container

Originally released as a motion picture in 2012

Special features: the original masterwork: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables; feature commentary with director Tom Hooper; the stars of Les Misérables; creating the perfect Paris; the West End connection; on location; battle at the barricade; singing live

Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne

Suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past

Rating: PG-13

Blu-ray disc, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 1080p high definition; DTS digital surround 5.1, DTS-HD master audio 7.1, DVS 2.0; requires Blu-ray player

Blu-ray disc for use only with Blu-ray disc players, Blu-ray disc computer drives, and Playstation 3 game consoles

DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1, DVS 2.0

English dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; English video described

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables follows the life story of Jean Valjean. The movie starts with Valjean and other prisoners pulling in a ship from the ocean, and Valjean is freed on parol. His guard, or more appropriately hi tormentor, is the cruel and strict Javert. After Valjean steals some silver and makes a new life for himself, he becomes an extremely influential man in the society. After almost being caught, Valjean changes his name and adopts a young girl named Cosette.


The story skips ahead nine years to the French Revolution, when Cosette meets a young man named Marius, and they both instantly fall in love with each other. Valjean struggles with letting go of his daughter, and he finds himself confronting his nemesis Javert.


When the resolution of the story comes around, it brings a bittersweet ending along with it. The movie ends leaving you with tears in your eyes. This musical is definitely for music lovers, and there is no talking allowed, just singing! By the time the credits roll, you will be humming along to the catchy songs!
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