West Side Story (Special Edition) DVD

Robert Wise, 1961


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Film Details

Directed by Robert Wise

Produced in 1961

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

Something amazing happens in West Side Story: sixteenth-century theatrical genius inspires a 20th century film masterpiece. 'Romeo and Juliet' is relocated to 1950's New York and instead of Shakespeare's dramatic energy and rich verse, we have the wit and longing of Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, Leonard Bernstein's pulsating music, and the poetry in motion of Jerome Robbins' choreography.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: MGM

Length: 145 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 17th November 2003

Cat No: 15930CDVD

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Dramatically, the film exceeds its source, with the tragedy driven not by blind fate and sleeping potions, as in Shakespeare, but all-too-believeable racial prejudice.... Read on

by Anon on

Is there anything Wise cannot direct?! Wonderful to look at, and even better to listen to, with full justice done to Bernsteins score, and some thrilling set pieces. ... Read on


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