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  • Published: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003], c1961.
  • Year Published: 1961
  • Edition: Collectors set, Special ed.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 0792855019 :
  • 027616884343
  • 883904284307

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West side story

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Call number: DVD Musical West, Up For Grabs

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: April 1, 2003.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.

Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince and the book by Arthur Laurents; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

Special features: Disc 1: feature film; original film intermission music (option to play with or without intermission) -- Disc 2: "West side memories" retrospective documentary containing Natalie Wood's original vocal recordings and new interviews with cast and crew including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim; original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos -- Collectible scrapbook includes Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original looby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos.

Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chikiris.

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

DVD ; Widescreen ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding.

Community Reviews

Puerto Rican, only a bit

West Side Story is seen as an urban Romeo and Juliet, with the rival "families" being the Puerto Rican Sharks and the white Jets. Russian-American actor Natalie Wood plays the Puerto Rican Maria, but Puerto Rican Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita.

west side story

such a great musical

Favorite Musical

My favorite musical of all time. The story is so moving and the music and dancing is incredible. If you love Broadway you HAVE to watch this!

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