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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

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Material Type
DVD
Publication Info.
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [1998]
Publication Info.
©1961

Details

Edition
Widescreen version.
Description
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
System Details
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Note
Based on the stage play produded by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince ; book by Arthur Laurents.
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakaris.
Credits
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; film editor, Thomas Stanford ; choreography, Jerome Robbins ; music conducted by Johnny Green.
Note
Videodisc release of the 1961 motion picture.
Awards
Academy Award, Best Picture, 1961.
Note
"Theatrical release format enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.
Includes original theatrical trailer.
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.
Contents
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.
Language
English dialogue with optional subtitles in English and French.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
Subject
Gangs -- Drama.
First loves -- Drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Musicals -- Film adaptations.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Added Author
Wise, Robert, 1914-2005.
Robbins, Jerome.
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005.
Sondheim, Stephen.
Wood, Natalie.
Beymer, Richard, 1939-
Tamblyn, Russ.
Moreno, Rita.
Chakiris, George.
Laurents, Arthur.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.
United Artists Corporation.
Mirisch Pictures.
Seven Arts Productions.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN
0792829269
Standard No.
027616673329
Music No.
906733 MGM Home Entertainment