Les misérables [videorecording] / a Universal Pictures presentation, in association with Relativity Media ; a Working Title Films/Cameron MacKintosh production ; a film by Tom Hooper ; screenplay by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron MacKintosh ; directed by Tom Hooper.
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2013.
"Universal ... a comcast Company. Camack International. Working Title." --Opening screens.
Based on Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's 1985 stage musical adapted from the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. Produced on the stage by Cameron Mackintosh.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features: The stars of Les misérables ; Creating the perfect Paris ; The original masterwork : Victor Hugo's Les misérables ; feature commentary with director Tom Hooper.
Director of photography, Danny Cohen ; musical director, Stephen Brooker ; musical producers, Anne Dudley, Claude-Michel Schönberg ; music by Claude-Michel Schönberg ; lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer ; costume designer, Paco Delgado ; editors, Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens.
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tviet, Samantha Barks, Isabelle Allen, Daniel Huttlestone, Colm Wilkinson, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1), Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 sound.
MPAA Rating: PG-13, for suggestive and sexual material, violence, and thematic elements.
In English with optional English SDH and Spanish, or French subtitles; optional English audio description (DVS).
Licensed for individual viewing only.
Academy Awards, 2013: Best supporting actress (Hathaway), best makeup and hairstyling, best mixing.
In post-revolutionary France, Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing bread. Unable to find work as an ex-convict, he steals silver from a church. When he is caught and brought back, the bishop forgives him, instructing Valjean to use the silver to begin a new life. After breaking parole to do so, nine years later Valjean is a wealthy industrialist and mayor. This success comes at high price-- he is hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, his former prison guard. When Valjean comes across a woman being arrested by his old nemesis Javert, Valjean intervenes, risking discovery. When Valjean learns that the woman, Fantine, turned to prostitution after losing her position at his factory because she has a child, he befriends Fantine, even agreeing to care for her daughter, Cosette. The decision changes their lives forever.