The official word: Five decades after its historic debut, a timeless classic returns to dazzle audiences young and old. Based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, the iconic film WEST SIDE STORY returns in brilliant Blu-ray form November 15, 2011 from Twentieth Century Home Entertainment. With a record-breaking ten Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Score, the film took home more awards than any other movie-musical in the history of cinema. This monumental production not only featured the timeless lyrics from master American composer Stephen Sondheim, but a brilliant score from Leonard Bernstein, and beautiful direction from Robert Wise. WEST SIDE STORY: 50th Anniversary Edition boasts hundreds of hours of restoration, new 7.1 digital audio, and a collection of bonus features spotlighting the harmonious songs and elaborate dances of the original film. . . .
Featuring the famous songs “Maria,” “America,” “Tonight,” and “I Feel Pretty,” WEST SIDE STORY: 50th Anniversary Edition showcases thrilling performances by Best Supporting Actress® winner Rita Moreno (The King and I), Best Supporting Actor® winner George Chakiris (Two and Two Make Six) and Russ Tamblyn (How the West Was Won). The Blu-ray will be available in a Limited Edition 4-Disc Boxed Set featuring 2 disc Blu-ray, newly-restored DVD, Tribute CD and collectible memorabilia, as well as a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Prebook is September 7.
Details after the jump.
WEST SIDE STORY 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Special Features
● ALL-NEW: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story – cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film’s film’s famous dance sequences.
○ Dance At the Gym
○ Tony and Maria’s Maria’s Cha Cha
○ The Rumble
○ Maria’s Maria’s Roof Dance
● ALL-NEW: A Place for Us: West Side Story’s Legacy – a look back at the iconic film and the impact it has had all over the world
○ Creation and Innovation
○ A Timeless Vision
● Song Specific Commentary by Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
○ The Jet Song
○ Something’s Something’s Coming
○ Dance At the Gym
○ Gee, Officer Krupke
○ I Feel Pretty
○ One Hand, One Heart
○ A Boy Like That / I Have A Love
● Music Machine –allows viewers to go straight to their favorite musical numbers
● West Side Memories
● Storyboard to Film Comparison Montage
○ Original Theatrical Trailer
○ Original Issue Trailer
○ Reissue Trailer
○ Animated Trailer