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Les Miserables [DVD]

Richard Jordon , Anthony Perkins , Glenn Jordan    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Jordon, Anthony Perkins, Cyril Cusack, John Gielgud, Ian Holm
  • Directors: Glenn Jordan
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00ADSRA3E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,051 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Victor Hugo's classic tale of pursuit, uprising and redemption, on which the musical sensation is based, is presented here in a lavishly restored edition.

Jean Valjean (Richard Jordan - The Hunt for Red October), a handsome young woodcutter, is cruelly sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family. Released from prison many years later, he faces freedom with an urge for revenge until he encounters the benevolent Bishop Myriel, who convinces him to become an honest man and to perform good deeds for others. However, Javert (Anthony Perkins - Psycho), the ice-cold Inspector of Prisoners, relentlessly purses Valjean and is determined to put him back in prison...

Les Miserables weaves a tale of courage, daring, escape, and the indomitable human spirit. Filmed in extravagant locations throughout France and elsewhere in Europe, it is truly a masterpiece of production.

Special Features
[] Original Theatrical Trailer
[] Textless Material
[] Image Gallery
[] Production Information and Script (PDF)
 



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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tony maddison 9 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
This is by far the best version of Les Miserables there is to date. Its fast paced, gruesome, haunting, moving & watchable over & over again. I own a vhs version, but intend to now buy it on dvd on Amazon as this version isnt available on dvd from anywhere else. Anthony Perkins role in this film is frightening as the obsessed prison & police officer, while Richard Jordan plays the most memorial role of his acting career in this Les Miserables 10/10
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, fondly remembered. 16 Jan 2013
By Charlie
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this movie DVD last week after having just watched it on video TAPE for the first time in years.
Last time I looked for it, I couldn't find a DVD version available anywhere, yet now I notice there was a version released in 2004. (which is rather ODD because I have looked for it since that date)
Anyhow, I believe this to be a superior movie to the 1998 production with Liam Neeson (which I found rather boring) even if the acting is a little wooden at times in this version by Lew Grade.

The story is much the same as the other version only it actually begins prior to the crime Valjean commits (stealing a loaf of bread) and shows a good deal of his life in prison as well. This, I feel, is a very important part of the story (which the new Musical version omits almost entirely)as it explains how Valjean becomes so embittered in the first place.
I have never read Victor Hugo's original book, but another thing that is worth noting about this movie is that the character "Eponine" doesn't appear at all I'm afraid. To my mind at least, she has no real imput to the plot, so I guess that's why they left her out.

BTW: Although the picture and sound quality is very good on this DVD, I was rather disappointed by the fact that several minutes of footage have been edited out for some unknown reason. If I had not watched the video TAPE version quite so recently, before watching it again on DVD I wouldn't have realised there were missing parts at all, since my memory is not so brilliant.
Anyway, when all said and done it's a good product and well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must 24 April 2013
By Rich
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Brilliant film really enjoyed it sat down with bottle of wine.better then the rubbish we get on Tv will watch again and again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars les mis 25 Jan 2013
Format:DVD
highly watchable and to be recommended. this is a feast for the eyes, ears and senses. don't hesitate to buy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dated 27 Feb 2013
By Lizh
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I remembered this fondly from when I was a lot younger, but it has not aged well. Some of the performances were risible, and all in all I would not recommend it .
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unmusical les Mis 22 Feb 2013
Format:DVD
Reasonable adaptation of novel, closer to the book than the musical but not great acting in my opinion. It seemed to lack something. However, having read the book I admire anyone who tackles re-creating it onscreen or onstage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - Better than the musical! 10 Jun 2014
By Alan
Format:DVD
With only minor differences in the storyline for this film, the stage musical, and now the new 2013 film musical, this, 1978 version of Victor Hugo's brilliant story takes the viewer on a journey to a world, no so far away, where the aristocracy of a nation refuse to acknowledge the poverty around them. Where the theft of a single loaf of bread could, and does, result in a sentence of 5 years of hard penal servitude, and where eventual release on parole is little better than life as a prisoner.

This film tells of a man who, though savagely beaten down by the society in which he lives, through faith manages to climb to a position where he is able to help others, and by doing so, even though he is being persecuted by society (in the form of a police officer), can redeem himself.

This is a "must watch" film for everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Was For My Mum 30 April 2014
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This is the only version she's ever said was any good !! Right now she's swapping a lot of her VHS for DVD versions of her old favourites so she was happy with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars the film itself was very good but I expected it to have all the songs...
I thought that it was the film with all the songs and music in it and as it did,nt have all the songs and music I felt cheated so I will be very sareful before I buy any more dvd,s... Read more
Published 5 months ago by jean harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift
As it is a gift for someone I cannot really comment on the film itself. The service of getting it was first class.
Published 6 months ago by Mick T
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good I resent being forced to write a great deal. I am satisfied and have no complaints except this and shall just be copying this or no longer leave reviews if this is... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Janine Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Enjoyable
Better this time round than the first time I saw it many... many years ago. MUCH better than any other version of this film I`ve seen.
Published 11 months ago by Stephen Gilbert
4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
pure brilliant movie. i recommended it to a quite a number of other folk.....and all of them liked it too.
Published 12 months ago by A. D. Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars its a dvd
probably the best of all the les miserable movies, i have seen several including the musical and this beats them all
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Ronald H. Fairhurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. We will watch this again & later again.
Riveting. Well acted. Great story line. Holds the viewer's attention... so glad we got this version. Highly recommended to all.
Published 13 months ago by Queen's Guide
3.0 out of 5 stars Les Miserables
This is a stage type production (without music) so it is not like the more recent musical version. It is still a good story and reasonably close to the book.
Published 13 months ago by Graham
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic.
Have seen this version so many times ,also the stage version. Saw new version a few months ago & came straight home to purchase this one,brilliant!.
Published 14 months ago by S. A. Rintoul
5.0 out of 5 stars les mis story
seemed an excellent version of the original story by Hugo...

whilst the musical version is perhaps more enjoyable .... Read more
Published 14 months ago by R. Wilshen
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