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'West Side Story' Now On Blu-ray

By November 11, 2011

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West Side StoryFinally, West Side Story, the classic musical that won 10 Academy Awards, releases on Blu-ray on Nov. 15th.

Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakris, West Side Story was a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set on the streets of New York City. But instead of Capulets and Montagues, the star-crossed lovers hail from white street gang, The Jets, and their Puerto Rican rivals, The Sharks.

The 1957 Broadway smash was brought to the screen by Robert Wise (Orson Welles' editor on Citizen Kane) and featured outstanding dance choreography from Jerome Robbins. West Side Story was the second highest grossing film of 1961 and lived on as one of the most popular movie musicals of all time.

The 50th anniversary release features two Blu-ray discs, one DVD and a CD of the soundtrack.

West Side Story Blu-ray Cover/MGM Home Entertainment

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