Acaila and Prisoner 24653, please post in my thread here:viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2775
Keep in mind that even though the 1964 Italian and 2007 Japanese adaptations are very long and very high quality, there are four other tv/film/animation/radio adaptations that I believe are at least seven hours long (besides the 10 hour long 1992 France television animated series, which is considered weak). These other four adaptations are either lost and/or super rare, so maybe some film archive or tv company has them on file somewhere:
-1967 UK television mini-series (8:20 long)
-1973 Mexican television mini-series (around 20 hours long)
-1980 Japanese television mini-series (23 episodes, unknown length)
-1988 Japanese television mini-series (unknown length)
The Japanese adaptations, I don't expect them to be set in 1800's France, they may end up being "inspired by Les Misérables" and set in Japan in a different time, so they may not be direct adaptations. This means that it's possible that the 1967 UK and 1973 Mexican adaptations may be the best adaptations of Les Misérables, but unfortunately we can't see them. I read somewhere (probably on this site in the movies section) I think that there is a copy of the 1967 UK version somewhere. Hopefully these four items are released on dvd in the future.
I have the 2007 Japanese television animated series on my computer. There is a torrent file for the complete series in pretty good video quality, with English subtitles. Aoi-Anime, Wasurenai, and Licca did the English subtitles. This is the link:http://wasurenai-subs.com/2011/03/les-m ... -batch-out
I will buy the series officially this year but I have this version for now.
I couldn't find the 1964 Italian version with English subtitles on Youtube, please link me to it. They were English subtitles? Did the entire series have English subtitles? How were they? I do see the uploads of it without English subtitles already though.
Today I finished watching the shorter 2:53 length version of the 2000 France television mini-series (I've earlier seen the 6:40 length version of it they made at the same time). A lot of stuff has been changed from the novel unfortunately.
Do you have interest in watching the 1992 France television animated series?
Acaila please join us in this discussion, and anybody else reading this!
I can't wait for my 1964 Italy and 1992 France versions to come in the mail later this month!