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West Side Story - Special Edition Special edition

West Side Story

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West Side Story - Special Edition Special edition

Considered one of the most popular musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY earned director Robert Wise an Oscar for Best Director as well as nine other Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Realistically portrayed characters and their surroundings and expert editing complementing innovative dance sequences mark this highly stylised modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale. The stage is set in New York's Upper West Side in the 1950s, where the area's slums are plagued by racial tensions acted on by two rival gangs: the Puerto Rican Sharks and the Caucasian Jets. In the middle of this mess is young, innocent Maria (Natalie Wood), a Puerto Rican seamstress whose brother, Bernardo (George Chakiris), is the leader of the Sharks. Despite the warnings of Anita (Rita Moreno), Bernardo's fiery girlfriend, Maria falls in love with a young, hopeful Polish boy, Tony (Richard Beymer), who used to belong to the Jets, now headed by Riff (Russ Tamblyn). When Tony, on Maria's urging, tries to stop a rumble between the gangs, tragedy ensues, marking their dedicated love affair with violence and desperation. The infectious, lyrical landmark score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim help round out one of the greatest musical experiences ever captured on film.


Media Movies     DVD
Number of discs 2
Released October 4, 2004
Original release date 2003
EAN/UPC 5050070010657
Label Metro Goldwyn Mayer 1000775207
Genre Drama
Dimensions 116 g
Playtime 226:00:00
Region code Region 2   (Europa) Region B   (Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia and Oceania)
Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1
Video Format 16:9
Language English  
Subtitles Danish English Norwegian Swedish German Greek Spanish Finnish French Hebrew Hungarian Italian Dutch Portuguese Turkish
Primary Contributor Natalie Wood
Primary Contributor Richard Beymer
Skuespiller Natalie Wood
Skuespiller Russ Tamblyn
Skuespiller Richard Beymer
Skuespiller Rita Moreno
Skuespiller George Chakiris

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