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Les Misérables on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Copy
By Hervé St-Louis

March 26, 2013 - 22:03

Studios: Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
Writer(s): Victor Hugo, Jean-Marc Natel, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Produced by: Bernard Bellew, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Running Time: 2 hours and 38 minutes
Release Date: March 22, 2013
Rating: PG13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Distributors: Universal Pictures

The home viewing edition of the Victor Hugo novel adaptation to film contains is out now after having captured the interest of audiences and several academy awards and nominations. Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who changes his life after experiencing goodness from a compassionate priest. Valjean still purchased by the law promises to raise Cossette, an orphan girl.

This musical will appeal mainly to religious Christian audiences, thanks to its omnipresent theme of salvation through love and God. Les Misérables is a major film production adapting a musical play which was also based on the original 19th century novel by the French author. The story is woven through 1830s anti-monarchist rebellions in France where Valjean tries to protect his adopted adult Cossette.

I enjoyed the film the first time I saw at in the theatre. I was overtaken by the message of love and hope. This is a great movie that makes for an epic movie-watching night for home viewers. Because it is a home edition, it comes with commentaries by the film’s director Tom Hooper. The director reveals a lot of background information on the production which will appeal to hardcore and casual movie viewers.

Extra features include more background information on the movie. I wrote a more extensive review of this film that covers the plot more extensively. Released just before the Easter religious holiday, this film is the most Christian-inspired film in the last few years.

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