Les Misérables (2012)
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Les Misérables is the critically-acclaimed box office sensation and definitive film version of the world famous story and longest-running musical of all time. Featuring a star-studded cast, the film is helmed by Academy Award ®-winning director Tom Hooper and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, creator of the original stage show. A modern-day classic with a Number One soundtrack, Les Misérables is an epic, emotional experience that re-defines the musical genre, available to own and treasure forever on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Digi-book complete with UltraViolet and Digital Copy from Universal Pictures (UK) on 13th May 2013.
Les Misérables features an acclaimed cast including Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Australia), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises, One Day), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Red Riding Hood), Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn, The Other Boleyn Girl), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King's Speech, Great Expectations), Sasha Baron-Cohen (Borat, Hugo), Samantha Barks (I'd Do Anything) and Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl).
This sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's tale is the musical experience of a lifetime, featuring groundbreaking live performances of beloved songs including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own. The film achieved an incredible UK box-office opening weekend of £8.1 million, the biggest ever for a musical and won three Academy Awards ® including Best Supporting Actress, after receiving an amazing eight nominations.
Les Misérables was also honoured with three Golden Globes ® including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, as well as four BAFTA Awards ®. Set against the backdrop of 19th Century France, Les Misérables takes you on an emotional rollercoaster as it tells the enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Les Misérables is released on fully-loaded Blu-ray disc, with almost an hour of bonus material, offering a fascinating insight into the both the source material and making of this epic and unique production, filmed on location in the UK and France. Don't miss out on the chance to own this powerful and thrilling film, truly a must-have for any film collection.
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