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DVD date and details for Les Miserables

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

lesmisblog212“Les Miserables," starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried, will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and on demand March 22. 
 
Bonus features on the Blu-ray: 
 
“Les Miserables” Singing Live:  The cast and production team discuss how the daunting challenge of singing live rather than lip-syncing to pre-recorded tracks ultimately gave them the creative freedom to deliver nuanced, emotionally powerful performances.
 
Battle at the Barricade:  Director Tom Hooper wanted the dramatic building of the barricade to be as visceral and intense as possible, so he had his actors build it in real time, literally hurling furniture out of windows to construct an actual barricade. This featurette takes an in-depth look at the creation and filming of all the action on this remarkable set.
 
The West End Connection:  Meet the “godfather” of the original stage production of "Les Miserables," renowned West End producer Cameron Mackintosh, who was deeply involved in the filming, as well as former Les Miserables, theatrical stars who were thrilled to appear in supporting roles in the current film.
 
“Les Miserables” on Location:  Filming rather than staging “Les Miserables” presents the opportunity to shoot in real world locations: a massive dry dock on the coast of England, an  underground chapel in the heart of London and the ancient city of Winchester. Members of the cast and crew talk about what it was like to find and work in these incredible locations.
 
Bonus features on both Blu-ray and DVD:
 
The Stars of “Les Miserables”:  Director Tom Hooper talks about casting the iconic characters, and the actors discuss why it was important to them to be a part of this groundbreaking version.
 
Creating the Perfect Paris:  Production designer Eve Stewart created a massive Paris set featuring real cobblestones and running water. Take an intricate look into the detailed recreation of these Paris streets that no longer exist in today’s world. 
 
The Original Masterwork -- Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables”:  This mini-documentary takes a look at the historical backdrop and universal themes of Hugo’s classic, and how the filmmakers mined the novel to enrich the look and feel of the film.
 
Feature commentary with director Hooper.

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