Blu-Ray. The scenes in the penal colony are unbelievable! You've got to see Valjean trying to escape his prison guards by jumping into a cart, like a proto-Indiana Jones, while his pursuers are following him on horseback. This is pure adventure. Riccardo Freda is more interested in the novel's twists and turns than in its philosophical interpretation. The first part ends with Valjean and Cosette's arrival in Paris.