Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary [Blu-ray] [2010]

  • SKU: 1934175
  • Release Date: 02/22/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 20)

Synopsis


Les Misérables: In Concert at the 02
This concert, recorded to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark musical Les Miserables, gathers the casts of the show's 2010 original production at the Queen's Theatre, the 1985 original production by the London company, and the 2010 production at the Barbican together for one performance. Together with talents like Michael Ball, Hadley Fraser, and John Owen-Jones, the performers present the play's musical numbers in a semi-theatrical style, fully costumed and with all the emotion of the musical's heyday. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Alfie Boe
    Alfie Boe
  • Nick Jonas
    Nick Jonas
  • Matt Lucas
    Matt Lucas
  • Lea Salonga
    Lea Salonga
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    Katie Hall



Overall customer rating

4.6
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tomorrow Comes!

    Posted
    aved0n
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    Has it really been 15 years since the 10 year anniversary DVD at the Royal Albert Hall? First the good stuff .... 500 voice choir! Amazing voices, wonderfully orchestrated and for the most part brilliantly and faithfully portrayed by the cast, with a few exceptions. Lea Salonga will forever be Eponine, but this time she plays Fantine. She's played both roles and does a superb job. Miss Saigon's voice truly is a gift. Valjean is amazing, I like him in this production as much as I liked Colm Wilkinson in the 10 year anniversary show. Cosette, is as beautiful as her voice in this production. The innkeeper and his wife (same wife different innkeeper) bring down the house every number. Now the not so good ... I am sorry but although this Javert has the look and wonderful acting ability I found his voice lacking compared to the 10 year, although Javert's Suicide is wonderfully sung. CLOSE, but not quite. Sorry. Now for Marius, um NO WAY, NO HOW, I don't care if he is a Jonas brother. Cosette, Valjean and Eponine had to hold their voices in check because this Marius's untrained voice was not up the the quality of the cast. He had the same sick look on his face throughout the show and I found that annoying. The staging ... No more turntable, now scenery flies into place. Very nice except for it takes away from the after the battle scene. This time Gavoche dies off stage, and this kid was so good and likable he deserved a better end. 3 hours of wonderful entertainment and worth the price..... Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men. It is the music of a people who wont be slaves again. When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the drums Theres a life about to start when tomorrow comes! Tomorrow Comes!!! Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely STUNNING!!!

    Posted
    Phoenix7289

    I just watched this exact performance yesterday night from 10pm to 2am on WTTW PBS and I was awe-struck. I've been a fan of Les Miserables since late 2009 and this was just amazing. I was crying (of course) as it was so well done, and the emotions were all present and accounted for! I will be buying this DVD shortly! Anyone who likes Les Miserables will ADORE and LOVE this DVD!!! The ending is just... baffling, they had a total of 7 casts at the very end singing Do You Hear the People Sing? It was AMAZING!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the one to buy.

    Posted
    Earlyadopter
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    Have owned, but lost, the original anniversary addition which is available. This is an odd version without sets and a weaker cast; especially Nick Jonas. He has a major part and his weak, pop star, voice isn't adequate for the role. He actually ruins the play for me. Will be returning it for the far better anniversary edition recorded in the late 90s.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Les Mis to Come Home

    Posted
    Beebs
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    While Anne Hathaway may knock it out of the park in the movie, everything about this performance is far better than Hollywood. There is a reason why this has been more expensive than the movie for so long, even though it was released before the movie to theaters. This is as close to a live performance as you can get on a disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best one

    Posted
    25yearsinconsumerelectron
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    Bought this, mistakenly, thinking it was the play video. It's not. It's the version done as a concert with no sets and a less accomplished cast. If you're a fan of Les Miserable, buy the version recorded in the 90s. It's available.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD!

    Posted
    Jachdem
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    I bought this because I enjoy musical theater and Les Misérables is one of my favorite shows. The cast, music, lighting, and video is great. I highly recommend this if you like Les Misérables.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Musical

    Posted
    ConMan214
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    This has always been one of mine and my dad's favorite musicals, and I love the themes and characters that are portrayed in it. I love the musical version and I am happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic performance

    Posted
    fedreams
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    This is a must for any Les Mis fan! The blu ray transfer is excellent and the soundtrack superb. The acting is fair but it's all about the music. Eponine is my all time favorite. Glad she was picked for the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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