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LES MISERABLES Debuts For the First Time on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ December 11th

In anticipation for the upcoming musical adaptation of Les Miserables, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the 1998 theatrical version of the classic story onto Blu-ray for the first time on December 11th.  It has been many years since I have seen this version of the story, which was done as an adaptation of the novel by Victor Hugo, as opposed to a musical, but I do remember enjoying it quite a bit.  It stars Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean, Geoffrey Rush as Javert, Uma Thurman as Fantine, and Claire Danes as Cosette and from what I recall, was a great-looking movie for sure.  I will be very curious to see how this movie compares now, so read on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.

“Handsomely Mounted, Strikingly Photographed and Exquisitely Acted.”  

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LES MISERABLES

Starring Academy Award® Winner Geoffrey Rush,

Academy Award® Nominees Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman,

and Golden Globe® Winner Claire Danes

The Timeless Story Debuts For the First Time on Blu-ray with UltraViolet December 11th

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (November 6, 2012) – An epic tale of love, honor and obsession, LES MISERABLES makes its Blu-ray debut December 11th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996), Academy Award® nominees Liam Neeson (Best Actor, Schindler’s List, 1993) and Uma Thurman (Best Supporting Actress, Pulp Fiction, 1994) as well as three-time Golden Globe® winner Claire Danes (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama, “Homeland,” 2012; Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, “Temple Grandin,” 2011; Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Drama, “My So-Called Life,” 1994) star in this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Set amidst the dramatic backdrop of early 19th century France on the brink of revolution,  LES MISERABLES is the story of a paroled prisoner (Neeson) who is attempting to create a new life, but is relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert (Rush).

Included on the Blu-ray is the previously released bonus featurette, “A First Look at Les Miserables”.

Synopsis:

Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, LES MISERABLES is the story of Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson), a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread. After breaking his parole in order to start a new life for himself, Valjean must evade the persistent Inspector Javert (Geoffrey Rush). The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in 19th century France.

Blu-ray™ Bonus Features Include:

§  “A First Look at Les Miserables” Featurette

 The film has a running time of approximately 134 minutes and has been rated PG-13 for violence, and for some sexual content.

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