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Title: Les Misérables
Starring: Anne Hathaway
Released: 22nd March 2012

Further Details:
Universal will be releasing the Tom Hooper directed, musical version of Victor Hugo’s

Les Misérables

on March 22nd on both Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, UltraViolet Copy) and DVD.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack will feature:
  • 1080p, 1.85:1 Video
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English DTS Surround 5.1 Sound
  • English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper
  • Les Misérables Singing Live: The star-studded cast and production team discuss how the daunting challenge of singing live rather than lip-syncing to pre-recorded tracks ultimately gave them the creative freedom to deliver nuanced, emotionally powerful performances.
  • Battle at the Barricade: Director Tom Hooper wanted the dramatic building of the barricade to be as visceral and intense as possible, so he had his actors build it in real time, literally hurling furniture out of windows to construct an actual barricade. This featurette takes an in-depth look at the creation and filming of all the action on this remarkable set.
  • The West End Connection: Meet the 'godfather' of the original stage production of Les Misérables, renowned West End producer Cameron Mackintosh, who was deeply involved in the filming, as well as former Les Misérables, theatrical stars who were thrilled to appear in supporting roles in the current film.
  • Les Misérables on Location:  Filming rather than staging Les Misérables presents the opportunity to shoot in real world locations: a massive dry dock on the coast of England, a beautiful underground chapel in the heart of London and the ancient city of Winchester.  Members of the cast and crew talk about what it was like to find and work in these incredible locations.
  • The Stars of Les Misérables: Director Tom Hooper talks about casting the iconic characters, and the actors discuss why it was important to them to be a part of this groundbreaking version of 
Les Misérables.
  • Creating the Perfect Paris: Production designer Eve Stewart created a massive Paris set featuring real cobblestones and running water. Take an intricate look into the detailed recreation of these Paris streets that no longer exist in today’s world.  
  • The Original Masterwork: Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables: This mini-documentary takes a look at the historical backdrop and universal themes of Hugo’s classic, and how the filmmakers mined the novel to enrich the look and feel of the film.

The DVD will feature:
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Video
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound
  • English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper
  • The Stars of Les Misérables
  • Creating the Perfect Paris
  • The Original Masterwork

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Quote: Hugh Jackman, Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon.  Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

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