Les Misérables Film Will Get Home Video Release March 22; Bonus Features Announced

Tom Hooper’s hit film Les Misérables, starring Academy Award nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, will be released March 22 on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Details of the bonus features have been revealed.

The $61 million movie musical premiered on Dec. 25, 2012. It has grossed more than $340 million. Hathaway and Jackman recently earned Golden Globe Awards for their performances, while the film took the Golden Globe honor for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy. The film, which received eight Academy Award nominations, is also Oscar-nominated for Best Picture. (Jackman and Hathaway are both nominees.)

The 157-minute film will be available on DVD, Blu-ray or combo pack.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack “allows consumers to view Les Misérables anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.”

Here are details of the bonus features, as characterized by Universal:

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray
Les Misérables Singing Live”: The star-studded 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 Misérables, renowned West End producer Cameron Mackintosh, who was deeply involved in the filming, as well as former Les Misérables theatrical stars who were thrilled to appear in supporting roles in the current film.

Les Misérables on Location”: Filming rather than staging Les Misérables presents the opportunity to shoot in real world locations: a massive dry dock on the coast of England, a beautiful 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 the Blu-ray and DVD
"The Stars of Les Misérables”: 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 of Les Misérables.

"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 Misérables”: 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 Tom Hooper"

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