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West Side story / Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; screenplay writer, Ernest Lehman ; directors, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.

Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005 (Added Author). Wise, Robert, 1914-2005 (Added Author). Robbins, Jerome. (Added Author). Wood, Natalie. (Added Author). Beymer, Richard, 1939- (Added Author). Tamblyn, Russ. (Added Author). Moreno, Rita. (Added Author). Chakiris, George. (Added Author). Fapp, Daniel. (Added Author). Stanford, Thomas. (Added Author). Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Added Author). Sharaff, Irene. (Added Author). Leven, Boris. (Added Author). Mirisch Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Seven Arts Productions. (Added Author). MGM Home Entertainment Inc. (Added Author). Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chikiris. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Camden Library DVD West (Text) 33255002564087 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0792855019
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 collectible scrapbook.
  • Edition: Collectors set, Special edition; widescreen version (2.20:first ; 16x9).
  • Publisher: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
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 lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; music, Leonard Bernstein ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins.
Participant or Performer Note:
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chikiris.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued on VHS.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding.
Language Note:
English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Awards 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)
Subject: Gangs > New York (State) > Fiction > Videodiscs.
First loves > Fiction > Videodiscs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Feature films.
Musical films.
Film adaptations.
Topic Heading: DVD

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