West Side Story (1961)

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Released 19-Apr-2000
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Garnering a total of ten Academy Awards - including Best Picture of 1961 - West Side Story set a brilliant standard for movie musicals that remains unsurpassed to this day. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins from Ernest Lehman's spectacular screenplay, the film combines the unforgettable score ("Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight") of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim with Robbins' exuberant choreography to create a transcendent fusion of realism and fantasy that will forever be a feast for the eye, the ear, and ultimately, the heart. A triumph on every level, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in the slums of 1950's New York. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and - in Supporting Actor Oscar-winning roles - Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, it remains "one of the most popular film musicals in history" (CineBooks Motion Picture Guide).
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Starring
Natalie Wood
Richard Beymer
Russ Tamblyn
Rita Moreno
George Chakiris
Directed by
Robert Wise
Jerome Robbins
Music
Leonard Bernstein
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(77:46)
Musical 1961 145:35 (Case: 192) 576i (PAL) 2 4
Video
Widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, English for the Hearing Impaired, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish
Extras
Theatrical Trailer, Booklet
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