Speculation about an extended DVD version of Les Miserables at Hypeable. The comments section at the bottom can be summed up as heck yeah, bring it on!
So with lots of material still available from that original four hour version, would he (Hooper) like to release an extended version? “I used to think definitely I would do a longer version, [but] having been through the oil tanker that this thing is, to wrestle it to where we got it, I’m aware that the moment you go, ‘let’s go back in’ it’s not a simple process,” he explained. “But let’s see how it goes and if we feel there’s tremendous demand I’d always consider it. It’s difficult because at the same time I feel that I’ve paced it as I wanted it to be paced and do I want to put out in a world a less well paced version? I’m not sure. If there’s interest in the community of fans of the musical then I would definitely consider it.”
Hardcore fans who love the musical in its various forms would probably welcome a Les Miserables Extended Edition, but one of the more common complaints about the film is that it’s a bit long. Thus, the average moviegoer would likely not be interested in the additional songs and scenes. We imagine the studio may put some pressure on him to do it given the box office success and the franchise’s passionate audience.