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SPHE Press Release: Les Miserables (1998) (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 06 2012 - 08:21 AM

“Handsomely Mounted, Strikingly Photographed and Exquisitely Acted.”  

– USA Today


Starring Academy Award® Winner Geoffrey Rush,

Academy Award® Nominees Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman,

and Golden Globe® Winner Claire Danes

The Timeless Story Debuts For the First Time on Blu-ray with UltraViolet December 11th

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (November 6, 2012) – An epic tale of love, honor and obsession, LES MISERABLES makes its Blu-ray debut December 11th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy

Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996), Academy Award® nominees Liam Neeson (Best Actor, Schindler's List, 1993) and Uma Thurman (Best Supporting Actress, Pulp Fiction, 1994) as well

as three-time Golden Globe® winner Claire Danes (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama, “Homeland,” 2012; Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, “Temple Grandin,” 2011; Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Drama, “My So-Called Life,” 1994) star in this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Set amidst the dramatic backdrop

of early 19th century France on the brink of revolution,  LES MISERABLES is the story of a paroled prisoner (Neeson) who is attempting to create a new life, but is relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert (Rush).

Included on the Blu-ray is the previously released bonus featurette, “A First Look at Les Miserables”.


Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, LES MISERABLES is the story of Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson), a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread. After breaking his parole in order to start a new life for

himself, Valjean must evade the persistent Inspector Javert (Geoffrey Rush). The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in 19th century France.

Blu-ray™ Bonus Features Include:

§  “A First Look at Les Miserables” Featurette

 The film has a running time of approximately 134 minutes and has been rated PG-13 for violence, and for some sexual content.

Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.

Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

“Academy Award®” is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


UltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility.  For more information, visit www.uvvu.com.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.

SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation

and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/

Ronald J Epstein
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