CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF A CULTURAL MASTERPIECE THAT REDEFINED CINEMA NOW IN BREATHTAKING HIGH-DEFINITION
West Side Story returns in brilliant Blu-ray form November 15, 2011 from Twentieth Century Home Entertainment, five decades after its debut. With a record-breaking ten Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Score, the film took home more awards than any other movie-musical in the history of cinema. WEST SIDE STORY: 50th Anniversary Edition features hours of restoration, new 7.1 digital audio, and a collection of bonus features focusing on the timeless lyrics by American composer Stephen Sondheim, beautiful score from Leonard Bernstein and elaborate choreography of the original film.
This timeless classic tells the story of Romeo and Juliet as a musical set in 1950’s New York during an era of gang warfare. The love affair between Jets member Tony(Richard Beymer, The Longest Day) and Maria (Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass), sister of the Sharks leader is destined for tragedy because of the vicious rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, street gangs. Tension mounts and a bloody war breaks out where innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale.
Featuring the famous songs “Maria,” “America,” “Tonight,” and “I Feel Pretty,” WEST SIDE STORY: 50th Anniversary Edition showcases thrilling performances by Best Supporting Actress® winner Rita Moreno (The King and I), Best Supporting Actor® winner George Chakiris (Two and Two Make Six) and Russ Tamblyn (How the West Was Won). The Blu-ray will be available in a Limited Edition 4-Disc Boxed Set featuring 2 disc Blu-ray, newly-restored DVD, Tribute CD and collectible memorabilia, as well as a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.
WEST SIDE STORY 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Special Features
ALL-NEW: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story – cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film’s famous dance sequences.
- Dance At the Gym
- Tony and Maria’s Cha Cha
- The Rumble
- Maria’s Roof Dance
ALL-NEW: A Place for Us: West Side Story’s Legacy – a look back at the iconic film and the impact it has had all over the world
- Creation and Innovation
- A Timeless Vision
Song Specific Commentary by Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
- The Jet Song
- Something’s Coming
- Dance At the Gym
- Gee, Officer Krupke
- I Feel Pretty
- One Hand, One Heart
- A Boy Like That / I Have A Love
Music Machine –allows viewers to go straight to their favorite musical numbers
West Side Memories
Storyboard to Film Comparison Montage
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original Issue Trailer
- Reissue Trailer
- Animated Trailer