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A musical masterpiece,
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This review is from: Les Miserables - The 25th Anniversary in Concert at the O2 [DVD] (DVD)
My first experience of Les Miserables was earlier this year when I went to the cinema to watch the motion picture version. After hearing rave reviews from friends and work colleagues I decided it was worth a watch.
I had heard of Les Miserables previously but I never really knew what it was or what it was about. I sighed as soon as the singing started in the film as musicals have never appealed to me and I really thought I wasn't going to enjoy the film from that point on. How wrong I was!
Les Miserables is the greatest film I have ever seen and the first thing I did after returning home from the cinema was purchase this DVD of the stage version. It just blew me away, the music, the acting, the storyline, everything about Les Miserables is epic and an emotional tour de force.
I enjoyed the stage version just as much as the film and I am now more open minded about musicals. There is a great souvenir booklet included with this DVD which gives a brief history of the musical. My only regret in purchasing this DVD is that I never attended the live show, watching the recording is the next best thing. If you haven't already seen the motion picture, I thoroughly recommend you purchase that as well, hell I'm even going to buy the soundtrack it's that good and I haven't purchased a CD in years!