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Title West Side story [DVD] / Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; screenplay writer, Ernest Lehman ; directors, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.
Imprint [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003], c1961.
Rating Rating
book jacket
 PubLib DVD (1st floor)  FEATURE FILM    DUE 11-29-15
Edition Collectors set, Special ed.; widescreen version (2.20:1 ; 16x9).
Description 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 collectible scrapbook.
Series Staff Movie Pick.
Note DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding.
English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; music, Leonard Bernstein ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
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.
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 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)
Special features: Disc 1: feature film; original film intermission music (option to play with or without intermission) -- Disc 2: "West side memories" retrospective documentary containing Natalie Wood's original vocal recordings and new interviews with cast and crew including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim; original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos -- Collectible scrapbook includes Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos.
Subject Gangs -- New York (State) -- Drama.
First loves -- Drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD video discs.
Alt Author Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005, Author of screenplay.
Wise, Robert, 1914-2005, Director.
Robbins, Jerome, Director.
Wood, Natalie, Actor.
Beymer, Richard, 1939- Actor.
Tamblyn, Russ, Actor.
Moreno, Rita, Actor.
Chakiris, George, Actor.
Fapp, Daniel.
Stanford, Thomas.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990, Composer.
Sharaff, Irene.
Leven, Boris.
Mirisch Corporation.
Seven Arts Productions.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Unif Title West Side story (Motion picture)
ISBN 0792855019
ISBN/ISSN 027616884343
Music # 1004353 MGM Home Entertainment
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