Winner of three Golden Globes (including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy) and nominated for numerous Academy Awards, director Tom Hooper's Les Misérables is now available for pre-order.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has yet to announce a street date, reveal exact technical specifications or offer details about the upcoming Blu-ray release.
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean (Golden Globe Best Actor winner Hugh Jackman), who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Anne Hathaway) daughter, Cosette (Amanda Seyfried). The fateful decision changes their lives forever. The period musical also features performances from Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Redmayne, a screenplay by William Nicholson, cinematography by Danny Cohen and stunning production and costume design by Eve Stewart and Paco Delgado.
The sound was dreadful in the chintzy theatre where I first saw it. It was weak. Voices at times were inaudible. Sound effects almost non-existent. Fortunately I gave it a second chance in a different theatre and it was a completely different experience. It is not the stage musical on film but more like the actual Victor Hugo novel with music and singing added. A very good but not a great film.
As a jew i had nothing better to do for christmas so i went to see this movie and let me tell you i have seen every big release this year from The Hunger Games, the Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Lincoln, The Hobbit to Django Unchained and NONE of them were as great as this film, it was absolutely amazing and heartbreaking, not a film but an experience.
Best film of the Year, Highly Recommended, and believe me when i tell you musicals are NOT my genre.
This should be good. I just ordered it. I saw the YouTube preview... looks good and what I have heard, it is the best version of this movie made yet. So I'll check it out on day one. Hope all you guys that are giving this one thumbs up are right.
Enjoyed this movie! When I heard the first song I thought oh no please don't ruin this great musical and as the film went on and on I loved it! There are many great supporting performances too that deserve a mention. Heck even Russell Crowe did (not great but ok singing). This is my favorite musical of all time and I have seen it live on stage in Paris, New York, London and San Francisco. A day one purchase for me!
@reidw I’m so glad you went back and saw this in another theatre. I thought the sound mix was incredible. There were times when it sounded like there was a harp floating over my head! I can’t tell you how many times I thought while watching this in the theatre “I can’t WAIT to get this on blu-ray and get to relive these performances and sound at home.” Amazing direction, amazing cast (Crowe excepted although he wasn’t as bad as I had been led to believe) and, oh my God Anne Hathaway, what a performance, and who knew what an amazing singing actress she was!
@nycbhh: Yes I'm glad I saw it a second time. My feelings when I watched it the first time was that I had a better sound system at home than that theatre had. It should sound great on BD although it is not as good (soundwise) as the two anniversary concerts. I think Mr. Hooper wanted to create a musicalised version of the novel rather than a movie version of the stage musical. If that's the case he succeeded. BD should sell well.