Length: 145 mins
Region: Region 2
Released: 17 November 2003
Cat No: 15930CDVD
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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. As a general rule, halfway through watching this, you really ought to suddenly say "Oh..so thats where that song is from!" Such is the power and enduring humanity of this Romeo and Juliet in New York adaptation.
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. Quite simply the greatest film musical ever made.