West Side story / Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production ; presented by Mirisch Pictures, Inc., in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins
Blu-ray | Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment | 2011 | [Blu-ray version]; 50th anniversary edition.

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Edition
[Blu-ray version]; 50th anniversary edition.
Description
2 Blu-ray discs (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details
Blu-ray, widescreen, 1080p Hi-Def with DTS-HD 7.1 master audio, English 4.0 (English 5.1 on DVD); Dolby digital.
Note
Requires Blu-ray player.
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
Credits
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; music, Leonard Bernstein ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins.
Note
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.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
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.
Note
Special features: "Pow! the dances of West Side story" in-movie viewing mode; song-specific commentary by Stephen Sondheim; music machine; "A place for us: West Side story's legacy"; "West side memories;" storyboard-to-film comparison montage; DVD contains West Side story digitally restored in standard definition, and music machine.
Awards
Academy Awards, USA; 1962, Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin); Best Cinematography, Color (Daniel L. Fapp); Best Costume Design, Color (Irene Sharaff); Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins); Best Film Editing (Thomas Stanford); Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal); Best Picture (Robert Wise); Best Sound (Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer)
Language
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
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Standard No.
883904245230
Music No.
M124523 Metro Goldwyn Mayer
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