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Les Miserables (artisan)
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Had I known this disc was an incomplete version I would not have purchased it. If you want to see the complete film --- and it's well worth it --- you'll need to buy the VHS tape.
Quite simply, this is the best english-film-version of the story ever made. I think it's the best film-version period. If you've never seen it, see this first then watch the rest. If you don't know the story at all and can't bring yourself to read the book, see this.
As has already been noted by other reviewers, you should get the full-length version. Also, it's rather strange that this was made for television. We tend to credit such works as being of lesser value. But that would be quite mistaken in this case.
15 minutes into the movie, I was glued to the screen. I had never heard such a wonderful story before:
Jean Valjean, a starving young man with little means for cash, steals a loaf of bread and is sent to prison for five years. The sentence grows everytime Valjean tries to escape. After 19 years, Valjean makes a successful attempt at freedom but learns that the true punishment comes after he reenters society. However, when a kindly old man of the cloth gives Valjean a bed for the night, it sets the stage for an adventure that will span two life times.
See what I mean? If, like me, you have never read the book and know very little about the conclusion of the story, you're definetely gonna wanna pick up a copy of this, right? Rest assured, there's plenty of action. The special effects in the war scene at the end of the movie (yes, I said "war scene") aren't CGI, but they do the trick. The music is beautiful. The actors, especially Richard Jordan of "DUNE" and "GETTYSBURG" fame, do an excellent job.
I have seen many adaptations of this story since that first magical viewing. None of them pull it off quite as well. I went back and watched this movie again, not too long ago. Magic, just magic! Long live Valjean!
STORY: An escaped convict finds salvation with the help of a aged bishop, but trouble comes when a piece of his past attempts to remind him of his sins.
PROS: Action. Music. Acting. Directing.
CONS: Kinda slow. That's it, really.
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