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Robert Wise, the producer and co-director of this film, also directed The Sound of Music. Other retellings of this Shakespeare -inspired tale include: Romeo & Juliet, Gnomeo & Juliet and Letters To Juliet.
Home Video Extra Features
Home Video Notes: West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 15 November 2011
On November 15, 2011, West Side Story releases as a 50th Anniversary Edition. This 2-disc Blu-ray set includes:
- Pow! The Dances of West Side Story cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the films famous dance sequences (Prologue, Dance At the Gym, Tony and Marias Cha Cha, America, The Rumble, Marias Roof Dance and Cool).
- A Place for Us: West Side Storys Legacy a look back at the iconic film’s impact (Creation and Innovation, and A Timeless Vision).
- Song Specific Commentary by Lyricist Stephen Sondheim (for Prologue, The Jet Song, Somethings Coming, Dance At the Gym, Maria, America, Tonight, Gee Officer Krupke
I Feel Pretty, One Hand - One Heart, Quintet, Somewhere, Cool and A Boy Like That / I Have A Love).
- Music Machine navigate straight to specific musical numbers.
- West Side Memories
- Storyboard to Film Comparison Montage
- Trailers (Original Theatrical Trailer, Original Issue Trailer, Reissue Trailer and Animated Trailer)
A Limited Edition Collector’s Set for the West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition is also available. It offers:
- Two-Disc Blu-ray
- Newly-Restored DVD
- Tribute CD
- Photo Book and Other Collectibles