November 7, 2012

Les Misérables: Special Edition

10th Anniversary Concert As You Have Never Seen it Before

Street Date: November 20, 2012
DVD Suggested Retail Price: $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 147 minutes + bonus features / 2-disc set

New York, NYRediscover the definitive concert performance of the world’s longest-running musical, when BBC Home Entertainment brings you the newly remastered Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert Special Edition. The top stars from the original London and Broadway productions, along with a 150-voice chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, join together for the most magical gala performance of Les Misérables ever produced. Extra bonus features include never before seen interview footage with the creators of Les Misérables, producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyricist Alain Boublil.

The entire 10th Anniversary Concert, recorded at Royal Albert Hall in 1995, includes all the songs you remember so well, from tear-jerking ballads (“I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home”) to heart-stirring anthems (“One Day More”).  Newly remastered with 5.1 Surround Sound, Les Misérables never looked or sounded better.

In a nation in the grip of revolution, convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, Valjean must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphan Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything for the people he loves. Watch and listen time and again to the magnificent, Tony Award®-winning score as sung by stars forever linked with these roles including Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, Lea Salonga as Eponine, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Ball as Marius and Alun Armstrong as Thenardier.

Bonus Features include:

  • Newly discovered interview footage with the creators of Les Misérables, producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyricist Alain Boublil
  • The 1-hour documentary “Stage by Stage – The Making of Les Mis”
  • A 12-page commemorative booklet
  • And a replica ticket from the 1995 London after-party