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An4hony 09-23-2012 06:11 AM

B&M ONLY - West Side Story [50th Anniversary Edition] [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] - $9.99 @ Frys.com
 
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West Side Story [50th Anniversary Edition] [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] - $9.99 @ Frys.com [frys.com]

(Also... West Side Story [50th Anniversary Edition] [4 Discs] [With Book] [Blu-ray/DVD/CD] - $29.99 [frys.com])

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Genre: Musical
Artist Name: John Astin, Robert Banas, Richard Beymer, William Bramley, George Chakiris, Carole D'Andrea, Eliot Feld, Ned Glass, Suzie Kaye, Bert Michaels, Joanna Miya, Rita Moreno, Jay Norman, Sue Oakes, Simon Oakland, Yvonne Othon, Larry Roquemore, Penny Santon, Tucker Smith, Russ Tamblyn
Director: Robert Wise
AMG Rating:
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Category: Feature Films
Cautions: Violence, Adult Situations, Questionable for Children
Year: 1961
Running Time: 151
Movie Country of Origin: USA
Available Language: English
Subtitles: Eng/Spa/Fre

Plot

Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge the Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble. He decides to meet Sharks leader Bernardo (George Chakiris) for a war council at a gymnasium dance; to bolster his argument, Riff wants his old pal Tony (Richard Beymer), the cofounder of the Jets, to come along. But Tony has set his sights on vistas beyond the neighborhood and has fallen in love with Bernardo's sister, Maria (Natalie Wood), a love that, as in Romeo and Juliet, will eventually end in tragedy. In contrast to the usual slash-and-burn policy of Hollywood musical adaptations, all the songs written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim for the original Broadway production of West Side Story were retained for the film version, although some alterations were made to appease the Hollywood censors, and the original order of two songs was reversed for stronger dramatic impact. The movie more than retains the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, which is recreated in some of the most startling and balletic dance sequences ever recorded on film. West Side Story won an almost-record ten Oscars, including Best Picture, supporting awards to Chakiris and Rita Moreno as Bernardo's girlfriend, Anita, and Best Director to Robbins and Wise. Richard Beymer's singing was dubbed by Jimmy Bryant, Natalie Wood's by Marni Nixon (who also dubbed Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady), and Rita Moreno's by Betty Wand. The film's New York tenement locations were later razed to make room for Lincoln Center. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Movie Type

Musical

Movie Level Themes

Inner City Blues, Star-Crossed Lovers, Feuds, Death in the Family, Street Gangs, Immigrant Life

Movie Level Tones

Bittersweet, Passionate, Poignant, Stylized, Stirring

DVD Features

Blu-ray: Feature Film & Special Features
Pow! The Dances of West Side Story In-Movie Viewing Mode
Song-specific Commentary by Stephen Sondheim
Music Machine
Blu-ray: Additional Special Features
A Place for Us: West Side Story's Legacy
Creation and Innovation
West Side Memories
Storyboard-to-Film Comparison Montage
DVD: Feature Film & Special Feature
Music Machine

Awards

1962--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Robert Wise-Nominee
1962--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Jerome Robbins-Nominee
1961--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Jerome Robbins-Winner
1961--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ernest Lehman-Nominee
1961--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Irene Sharaff-Winner
1961--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Thomas G. Stanford-Winner
1961--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Fred Hynes-Winner

Review

West Side Story is remarkable for its seamless transference from stage musical to screen classic, with the complete Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim song score intact, as well as the choreography of Jerome Robbins. The story, derived from Romeo and Juliet, works on a symbolic rather than realistic level; there is no pretense that this is a true representation of what New York City gangs were like circa 1960. Veteran director Robert Wise is probably the person most responsible for the film's success, and for retaining the best qualities of the stage production, though co-director Robbins, who feuded with Wise throughout the production, would likely disagree. After several weeks of delayed production due to Robbins' insistence on extra rehearsals, Wise tired of the Broadway legend and had him removed from the set. West Side Story swept the Oscars, taking ten awards, including awards for Best Picture and its decidedly non-cordial co-directors. The Academy gave a special choreography award to Robbins, who thanked a great many people in his acceptance speech, noticeably failing to mention Wise. ~ Richard Gilliam, Rovi

Dnez 09-23-2012 06:46 AM

Good Stuff here. Still have the VHS tapes!

An4hony 09-23-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Dnez (Post 53414434)
Good Stuff here. Still have the VHS tapes!


I don't even like musicals... but I like West Side Story. :)

decarillion 09-23-2012 07:20 AM

No shipping available :(

An4hony 09-23-2012 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by decarillion (Post 53414712)
No shipping available :(

so frustrating the way Fry's does that.

I JUST ORDERED it last night late... and then it switches.

I will edit the title to reflect this disappointing update.

*shakes fist at sky*

demn 09-23-2012 08:41 AM

You rule OP! Thanks to now working grave yard shift, I saw your post during a break and managed to snag one! COULD BEEEEEEE WHO KNOWS THERE'S BLU-RAYS DUE ANY DAY, I WILL WATCH RIGHT AWAY SOON AS THEY SHOOOOOW~ sorry :( just got home, always feel like a drunk at end of the night

An4hony 09-23-2012 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by demn (Post 53415496)
You rule OP! Thanks to now working grave yard shift, I saw your post during a break and managed to snag one! COULD BEEEEEEE WHO KNOWS THERE'S BLU-RAYS DUE ANY DAY, I WILL WATCH RIGHT AWAY SOON AS THEY SHOOOOOW~ sorry :( just got home, always feel like a drunk at end of the night

sweet! I'm glad you got one! :)

get some sleep. lol


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