Why So Sad? Win ‘Les Miserables’ on Blu-ray!

You didn’t think we were done with our contest streak yet, did you? This week, High-Def Digest would like to offer our readers a chance to win a copy of the Oscar winning musical ‘Les Misérables’ on Blu-ray. Now that’s something to sing about!

Nominated for eight Oscars in all, ‘Les Misérables‘ walked home with three trophies, including a win for Anne Hathaway as Best Supporting Actress. With almost $150 million in box office grosses, the adaptation of the smash hit Broadway play also proved that the musical genre isn’t quite dead with movie audiences yet.

To win a copy of the Blu-ray, all you have to do is participate in our photo caption contest by giving us a funny or clever caption for the following image. Click to enlarge:

For example:

What have I done?
Sweet Jesus, what have I done?
I’ve played fearsome Wolverine
Sung sweetly like Ben Vereen
I have hosted the Tonys
The Oscars and SNL
Yet by no success will my regrets be quelled
Must my legacy be my greatest failing?
Dear god, tell me, why did I make Van Helsing?

Now, you don’t necessary have to post your entries in song verse, but I will be very impressed with those who do.

Alternately, you could also try something simpler, such as: “OMFG, somebody please make Russell Crowe stop singing!”

We have one copy of the Blu-ray to give away. The winner will be chosen at our own subjective discretion based on whichever responses we enjoy the most. Entries are limited to 10 per person. That should give you plenty of opportunity to craft a good submission, but will also help us to avoid any potential appearance of awarding prizes based on volume rather than quality. (Please heed this limit. You will be taken out of consideration if you submit more than 10 entries.) All entries must be submitted in the Comments section of this blog post. Please do not attempt to email them to me.

This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.

The deadline for entry is Friday, April 5th. The winners will be announced the following week. Good luck!


  1. Alex

    I had it in the bag!! Then freakin’ Daniel-Day Lewis decided to make his one movie for the decade THIS YEAR!!!!!

  2. NJScorpio

    Jackman – “This is a musical about France?”

    Casting Agent – “Yes.”

    Jackman – “Myself and Crowe are Austrailian…”

    Casting Agent – “Yes.”

    Jackman – “…and that kid over there sounds like an extra from Oliver.”

    Casting Agent – “Correct.”

    Jackman – “…”


    2. “I like to be in A-mer-i-ca, everything free in A-mer-i-ca!”


    3. *singing”

    “Teeeeeaaaaal! Why is everthing so teeeeaaaaal?”


  3. HuskerGuy

    Valjean awaits the final number of Javert’s weekly prisoner parole raffle:

    2 . . . 4 . . . 6 . . . 0 . . .

  4. William Henley

    Seriously? This kid I just met has no issue running away with me?

    I get 19 years in prision for stealing a loaf of bread, and they don’t even care that I just bought a kid?

  5. NJScorpio

    4. To no avail, Jackman once again tries to get his aboriginal throat singing included in the score.


    5. “Ceeeeeeee….CEEEEEEEEEE…ceeeeeee…wait…CEEEEEEEEE…got it!”


    6. “WHAT? This isn’t butter?!”

  6. William Henley

    Jean “Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match,
    I’ve been in jail so very long”
    Yenta “Don’t worry, Yenta will find you someone,
    How about Cossette?”
    Jean “Cossette? But she’s 8! Can’t I have Fontaine?”
    Yenta “Sure, Fontaine is fine if you want someone who has been around the block a few times and is about to drop dead.”
    Director “CUT! Wrong musical!”

    Cossette: “You were once
    my one companion . . .
    you were all
    that mattered . . .
    You were once
    a friend and father –
    then my world
    was shattered . . .
    Wishing you were
    somehow here again . . .
    wishing you were
    somehow near . . .
    Sometimes it seemed
    if I just dreamed,
    somehow you would
    be here . . .”
    Director: Cut! Wrong musical!

    Jean: “Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
    I realize, of course, that it’s no shame to be poor.
    But it’s no great honor either!
    So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?”
    If I were a rich man,
    Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
    I wouldn’t need to steal biddy biddy bum.
    If I were a wealthy man.
    I wouldn’t have to work hard.
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    All those years in biddy biddy jail,
    Idle-diddle-daidle-daidle man.
    Director: CUT! Wrong musical

    Jean: Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase
    Cossette: Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze
    Jean: It means no worries for the rest of your days
    Both: It’s our problem-free philosophy
    Jean: Hakuna Matata!
    Marius:Hakuna Matata?
    Cossette: Yeah. It’s our motto!
    Marius: What’s a motto?
    Jean: Nothing. What’s a-motto with you?
    Cossette: Those two words will solve all your problems
    Jean: That’s right. Take Cossette here
    Why, when she was a young slave girl…
    Cossette: When I was a young slave girl
    Jean: Very nice
    Cossette: Thanks
    Jean: She found her boarding lacked a certain appeal
    She had to clean the bar after every meal
    Cossette: I’m a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned
    And it hurt that Epionene never played with me
    And oh, the shame
    Jean: She was ashamed
    Cossette: Thought of a castle in the clouds
    Jean: Oh the clouds?
    Cossette: And I got downhearted
    Jean: How did ya feel?
    Cosstte:Everytime that I…
    Director: Hey! Guys! Wrong musical!

    Cossette: What’s The Time?
    Jean: Well It’s Gotta Be Close To Midnight
    Cossette: My Body’s Talking Me
    It Says, ‘Aren’t any floors for me to sweep’
    You’ll say ‘Cosette, I love you very much.’
    Wanna Be The Cause Of A Fight
    Wanna Put On a Tight Skirt And Flirt
    With A Stranger’
    Jean: We Don’t Need Any Money
    I Always Get In to Paris For Free
    You Can Get In Too
    If You Get In With Me
    Cossette: Let’s Go Ouuuuuut Tonight
    Jean: I Have To Go Ouuuuuut Tonight
    Cossette: You Wanna Play?
    Jean: Let’s Run Away
    We Won’t Be Back
    Before It’s Christmas day
    Cossette: Take Me Ouuuuuut Tonight (Meow)
    Director: Cut! I don’t even know where to start with how wrong that one is!

    Jean: Next day, far from home,
    The Thénardiers planned the repulsive crime
    Thénardiers: Let us grab her now,
    Do her in, while weave got the time
    Jean: This they did and made the most of it
    Tore her doll and made her go out all alone
    Thénardiers: Let us leave her there,
    All alone, and she’s bound to die
    Jean: When some ex-convict,
    A hairy man, came riding by
    In a flash the Thénardiers changed their plan
    Thénardiers: We need cash. Let’s sell her if we can
    Narrator, Female Ensemble & Children:
    Poor, poor Cossette, what’cha gonna do?
    Things look bad for you, hey, what’cha gonna do?
    Director: Cut! Wrong musical, but it works! Next Scene!

  7. James Kent

    “What do you mean Brett Ratner is making the next Wolverine!? Didn’t you see what he did to the X-Men!?”

    April Fools Hugh!

  8. Timcharger

    I dreamed a dream in times gone by,
    When Aussies were nominated,
    and won the Oscars.
    I’ve more talent than the other leading guy,
    Tho’ his consecutive awards with
    Gladiator and Beautiful Mind
    Though I can sing in rhyme.
    Then it all went wrong…

    I dreamed a dream in times gone by,
    When hope was high, and
    The Prestige would take me places.
    Then I was young and unafraid,
    Van Helsing was a role wasted.
    There were the X-mens to get paid.
    No suit was too tight.
    No script too hasted.
    But the Wolverine comes at night…

    I dreamed a dream my life would be,
    so much different from this hell I’m living,
    So different now from what it seemed.
    Kate and Leopold killed…
    the dream, I dream.

  9. Joe Campbell

    “Red, the blood of angry men!
    Black, the dark of ages past!
    Brown, the color of–wait, I have to drag Marius through miles of WHAT??”

    “One day more.
    Another day another paycheck.
    Russell Crowe’s singing is a bizarre.
    Thank God he falls while singing “Stars”.”

    “Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men.
    It is the music of a people who won’t watch Transformers 4.”

    “What have I done,
    sweet Jesus what have I done?
    I was on drugs, you see,
    when I was in “Movie 43”.
    Have I fallen so far,
    and is my career so late,
    that I’ll do anything,
    to put the food on my plate?
    The cries on the web,
    because I’ve done this thing.
    I guess I’ll do
    another “Wolverine”!”

    “My god, it’s full of stars!”

    “That lasagna did not sit well with me.”

    Jean Valjean just realized he left Cosette in yet another Inn by accident.

    Jean Valjean discovers talking.

    “Thank you, Sacha Baron Cohen; Santa Claus is now ruined for me forever.”

    “Why couldn’t this constipation have hit during the sewer scene??”