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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

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Material Type
Blu-ray
Uniform Title
West Side story (Motion picture)
Publication Info.
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2011.
Publication Info.
1961.

Details

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.
Subject
Gangs -- New York (State) -- Drama.
First loves -- Drama.
Genre/Form
Feature films.
Musical films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author
Wise, Robert, 1914-2005.
Robbins, Jerome.
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005.
Wood, Natalie.
Beymer, Richard, 1939-
Tamblyn, Russ.
Moreno, Rita.
Chakiris, George.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
Sondheim, Stephen.
Griffith, Robert E.
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019
Laurents, Arthur.
Mirisch Production Company.
Seven Arts Productions.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Standard No.
883904245230
Music No.
M124523 Metro Goldwyn Mayer