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West Side story

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Blu-ray version ; 50th anniversary edition.


In English, French or Spanish, with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


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

Publication Information

[Beverly Hills, CA] : Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios, [2012]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (153 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


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.


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 released as a motion picture in 1961.

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: Creation and innovation, A timeless vision ; West Side memories ; storyboard-to-film comparison montage.


  • [Disc one.] Feature film & special features
  • [Disc two.] Additional special features.

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