West side story / United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; a Robert Wise production ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures, Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc
DVD | MGM Home Entertainment | 1998 | Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Based on the stage play produded by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince ; book by Arthur Laurents.
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakaris.
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; film editor, Thomas Stanford ; choreography, Jerome Robbins ; music conducted by Johnny Green.
Videodisc release of the 1961 motion picture.
Academy Award, Best Picture, 1961.
"Theatrical release format enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.
Includes original theatrical trailer.
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.
Audio CD: California dreamin' / The Mamas & the Papas -- It's my party / Lesley Gore -- Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye / Steam -- Wild thing / The Troggs -- Baby love / Diana Ross & the Supremes -- I can't help myself (sugar pie honey bunch) / Four Tops -- My girl / The Temptations -- Wooly bully / Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs.
English dialogue with optional subtitles in English and French.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Wise, Robert, 1914-2005.
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005.
Beymer, Richard, 1939-
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.
United Artists Corporation.
Seven Arts Productions.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
906733 MGM Home Entertainment