Published: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, , c1961 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 ISBN/ISSN: 0792855019, Language: English
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: April 1, 2003
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
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 looby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chikiris
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
MPAA rating: Not rated
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding
English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned
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