Les Miserables

Les Miserables

DVD - 1998
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1998
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780767815055
076781505X
Branch Call Number: DVD Miserabl
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ChinosMom
Nov 17, 2019

I've seen a lot of versions of Les Miserables, but this one didn't make me cry. I think it cuts a lot of what's in the book, and the ending is not what I expected. For 2 hrs, it is a lot shorter than the versions I've seen previously. My favourite was the one with Gerard Depardieu in it. But it's still good to watch if you are a Liam Neeson fan.

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wding
Oct 11, 2019

Have watched 3 versions, this one is the most moving.

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Davidf05
Mar 06, 2017

This is the second BEST version of Les Miserable,the 10th anniversary concert is first.

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Brian24601
Feb 21, 2017

In my opinion this is the best non-musical version of Les Miserables. Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman............EXCELLENT actors.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 26, 2016

I’ve seen several versions of “Les Miserables” and this version is pretty good, though it cuts a great deal out of the story. Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush do a great job at playing Jean Valjean and Javert, two of literature’s most famous characters. Assume the story took place in America in 2016. Which would be Trump and which would be Clinton? Great literature is like that. Its lessons are universal.

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LadySade
Aug 07, 2016

Excellent and compelling performances by all involved. However, I think more should have been added to the ending.

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userafin
Jun 21, 2016

WOW! This 1998 movie version of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables, is one of the best movies I have seen. For those of you who were disappointed with the latest musical version of the same story, like I was, this version will be a great learning and entertaining experience. It is a must-see!
The lead actors were superb!

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jonnybroom
Dec 26, 2014

While I can't compare this 1998 version to either the novel or other films, I enjoyed Geoffrey Rush's menacing Inspector Javert immensely. Bille August's direction is thoughtful and intimate, and the settings are beautifully photographed. A good history lesson about the 1832 June Paris Rebellion.

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tenet
May 19, 2014

Rated 8/10.

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MadisonParkMilo
Jan 25, 2014

If no time to READ the story, much better to first see this movie version get the story straight THEN watch the latest musical. Liam Neeson and especially Geoffrey Rush are cast perfectly. Maybe the best role Rush has played in many other great ones.

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Monolith
Jul 30, 2013

Bishop (after telling the police Valjean was innocent of stealing the church's silverware): "Now don't forget -- don't ever forget, you've promised to become a new man." Jean Valjean: "Promise? Wha... why are you doing this?" Bishop: "Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to evil. With this silver, I have bought your soul. I've ransomed you from fear and hatred, and now I give you back to God."

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Monolith
Jul 30, 2013

Jean Valjean (as mayor, to Javert, who has confessed backstabbing Valjean): "I order you to forgive yourself."

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Monolith
Jul 30, 2013

Javert: "...Reform is a discredited fantasy. Modern science tells us that people are by nature, law breakers or law abiders. A wolf could wear sheep's clothing but he's still a wolf."

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Monolith
Jul 30, 2013

Marius (of The Revolution): "If we can't win today, then none of us have a future." Jean Valjean: "You have love. That's the only future God gives us."

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Liber_vermis
Jan 18, 2016

Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the plot follows the life and struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean. A French police inspector relentlessly pursues Valjean despite repeatedly demonstrating his benevolence after turning his life around after an act of mercy.

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