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Old 09-03-2013, 21:26
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Kolin, totally unrelated and O/T but I've been having an Eddie Redmayne lovefest lately. I know you need no nudging for that
Have you seen "My Week With Marilyn" or "Tess of The D'Urbeville's"? He is magnificent, especially in the former.

Nearly ready to go on to "Pillars Of The Earth"
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:28
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Privacy or piracy?

It's all ready 'out there'.
Opps I meant Piracy

I already have the screener to tide me over to the official Blu-ray release, but having staggered release dates doesn't help encourage official buying.
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:32
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Kolin, totally unrelated and O/T but I've been having an Eddie Redmayne lovefest lately. I know you need no nudging for that
Have you seen "My Week With Marilyn" or "Tess of The D'Urbeville's"? He is magnificent, especially in the former.

Nearly ready to go on to "Pillars Of The Earth"
No, not yet, but I am making a point of catching up with his earlier work when I have time.

In slow-mo!

For shame for shame I don't even know his earlier films.
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Old 09-03-2013, 22:20
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Has a director's cut actually been announced or is it just assumed?
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Old 10-03-2013, 14:24
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Has a director's cut actually been announced or is it just assumed?
Just assumed, but Hey, this is Cameron Mackintosh who didn't become a squillionaire by not flogging a concept to the hilt.

Heck, I'd bet my house there'll be a Director's Cut. And, for once I'd really appreciate it. There's loads of stuff I reckon has been deleted that I want to watch.
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Old 10-03-2013, 16:18
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How could there be a directors cut.....the songs only last for so long..unless they play some incidental music during some scenes
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:28
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I've made pals with the guy who runs this site http://blushots.weebly.com/index.html

and he let me see a few screengrabs of Les Mis. He said he's putting the full set up later next week

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Old 10-03-2013, 21:59
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How could there be a directors cut.....the songs only last for so long..unless they play some incidental music during some scenes
Very easily - plenty of the songs were cut down for the movie (for example, A Little Fall of Rain is missing a verse) and one was cut altogether.

But they were almost all filmed, so there's plenty of material to potentially put back in.
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Old 10-03-2013, 22:57
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They could do a director's cut with the made up song taken back out again
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Old 10-03-2013, 23:33
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How could there be a directors cut.....the songs only last for so long..unless they play some incidental music during some scenes
If they'd recorded all the music from the show that would be nearly 3 hours. Then you'd have all the cinematic bits added in.
I get irritated by a few cuts ( not as much as I thought I would) but would love to see the full version of the songs.

It would outdo Kevin Costners' 4 hour+ "Dances With Wolves" Directors' Cut which IMO is a far superior version.

I love "Suddenly" and think it's addition adds to the plot, keeping more faithfully to the books' message as to why it was so crucial for JV-J to love Cosette, as neither of them have ever loved or been loved before. I like it's inclusion and as it was written by the original composer, I have no beef in it's simplicity.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:39
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I'm goiong to Vegas in 3 weeks, flying with Virgin. I've checked the films for April, and Les Mis is being added to the list Wahey! I'm almost more excited at getting to watch that again than I am about going on holiday!
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:34
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If there is a director's cut, i hope there is some more footage of Anne Hathaway.
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Old 15-03-2013, 15:48
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Saw this awhile back. I'll preface this by saying I adore the stage show and the score.
I thought the movie was borderline atrocious, and I think mostly down to directing. I felt like he just didn't know what to do with it, so he said, I'll just do absurdly close up and off-center shots of almost every song. I don't want to see every single person singing thisclosetomyface. I realize it's a movie adaptation, but the joy of musicals is that the emotion is so extraordinary that talking is not enough, you have to sing it. And singing is a full body experience, not just from the neck up. They lost so much acting opportunity by confining them to such a small range of motion. And I feel bad for the actors, because I think they did as well as they could given the direction. The close up shot thing maybe would have worked for one song, but not 80% of them.
Bring Him Home was shot out of order and completely ruined the sentiment. Empty Chairs is my favorite song and I was massively disappointed at just this guys face for almost the whole of it. I thought Anne Hathaway did well. Most had nice voices. Hugh jackman is normally a great singer, but this was out of his range, and he sounded kermitty in the higher ranges. He's not a tenor. I honestly thought the best performance was Colm Wilkinson
Russell Crowe. Not the best singer, but I know he's a good actor, so it disturbed me that his performance was so wooden. I don't know if he was just nervous about the singing or if it was directed out of him. Because I saw a glimmer of good acting near the end, so I know somewhere underneath it all he knew where to go with it.
And the sets. Good lord. It's a decently budgeted movie for goodness sakes, you can make a Blockade that looks better than what I've seen at the local community theater.
I know it's probably because they did live vocals, but they ruined the instrumental score. It had almost no depth.
Anyway, I know most on here loved it, but I had to put my 2 cents (or pence) in.
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:43
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Ta-Da!!!!

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Old 15-03-2013, 22:30
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The Deluxe soundtrack is out on Monday. I've just ordered the CD on amazon
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Old 15-03-2013, 22:32
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I'd forgotten that Fantine was on the barricade at the end! The whole ending in general though ('epilogue') is just beautiful. It really closes the film in such heart-felt and completed way. Almost like the film came full circle. I felt like crying when it ended! I wanted more!
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Old 17-03-2013, 21:46
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Apparently no one's copy of the deluxe soundtrack has been dispatched yet
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Old 20-03-2013, 09:57
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I accidently ordered two copies of the deluxe soundtrack as I'd forgotten I pre-ordered with Amazon. Anyway, they both came and one was a digipack whilst the other was the standard CD case.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:30
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I accidently ordered two copies of the deluxe soundtrack as I'd forgotten I pre-ordered with Amazon. Anyway, they both came and one was a digipack whilst the other was the standard CD case.
What's the difference? I got my double CD today as I had loads of gift vouchers so didn't want a download.

Now this is heresy from me, but as a huge fan of Hugh Jackman's singing, when I listened to the full soundtrack his was the most disappointing, sound wise. His Jean Val-Jean is suited to the movie, not the vocals. His voice sounds tired and reedy, which is awful as he has a fabulous tone normally.

You have no idea how much it pains me to write that. Hugh Jackman is usually God in my eyes.
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Old 22-03-2013, 10:04
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Les Mis is out on DVD in the US today.
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Old 26-03-2013, 19:06
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Have any impatient UK fans ordered the DVD from the US?
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Old 27-03-2013, 11:42
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Have any impatient UK fans ordered the DVD from the US?
I would but US dvds don't work in the UK
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Old 27-03-2013, 14:12
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Have any impatient UK fans ordered the DVD from the US?
Nope - I was actually in the US when it was released last week and went to buy it but noticed it didn't have the same special features the UK release will have, and I particularly want the featurette on the West End Connection, which isn't on the US release. It also only had the digital copy available with blu-ray, whereas here it'll come with the ordinary DVD as well.

So I'm pre-ordering for May instead

I would but US dvds don't work in the UK
They do if you have a multi-region DVD player!
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Old 27-03-2013, 17:43
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There's a bonus feature in the US which is 40 minutes behind the scenes or something and it was exclusively to target. Do we get that feature over here? I really want that one!
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Old 27-03-2013, 20:36
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I've had a Region 1 player for years. It cost me about $46 if I remember rightly, and is still going strong.

I have collected about 41/2 hours of Les Miz extras from You Tube, I'm hoping there will be a few I haven't seen. (Of course a lot of these are for the Stage Show, but I reckon I've got nearly 2 hours on featurettes/ behind the scenes, cast and crew interviews...plus every chat show any of them have been on!)

I've also become a huge admirer of Aaron Tveit (Enjolras) He id one heck of a talent.
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