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West Side Story

Blu-Ray - 2011 Blu-ray Musical West 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Call Number: Blu-ray Musical West
On Shelf At: Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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Based upon the stage play by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; book by Arthur Laurents.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: "Pow! The dances of West Side story" in-movie viewing mode; song specific commentary by lyricist 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.
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.
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
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.
Blu-ray, widescreen, 1080p Hi-Def with DTS-HD 7.1 master audio, English 4.0 (English 5.1 on DVD); Dolby digital; requires Blu-ray player.

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Published submitted by nicenora2371 on August 30, 2013, 5:21pm Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2011.

Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno submitted by willow on August 31, 2015, 1:29pm This movie about ethnic conflict stars Russian-American Natalie Wood as Puerto Rican Maria. Marni Wilson sang for her.

Rita Moreno, who actually is Puerto Rican, played her friend Anita; she won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance. Betty Wand sang for her.

George Chakiris (Greek-American) plays Sharks leader Bernardo.

[Edit Jan 2017: As Rita Moreno discusses with Maria Hinojosa in episode 44 of "In the Thick" everyone, including her, was heavily made up to be quite dark. See http://www.inthethick.org/episodes/ .]

Wow submitted by yenkong on August 31, 2017, 8:10pm It's so much better in blu-ray

wonderful submitted by cldaniels on July 20, 2021, 6:36pm Wonderful musical version of Romeo and Juliet