Also, NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies will re-release the film in movie theatres nationwide Nov. 9 for one night only. Roughly 400 theatres across the U.S. will present the 7 PM screening of the 1961 film.
The screening will be preceded by a special pre-taped conversation with Academy Award winner George Chakiris, who played Bernardo; Marni Nixon, who served as Natalie Wood's voice double; as well as Walter Mirisch of The Mirisch Company, which produced the film. TCM host Robert Osborne moderates the talk.
West Side Story has lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein and a book by Arthur Laurents. The film, which credits Ernest Lehman as screenwriter, was co-directed by original Broadway director Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. It stars Wood as Maria, Richard Beymer as Tony and Rita Moreno as Anita. It earned ten Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Before the remastered version hits theatres and shelves, DanceOn offers a preview of the "Prologue," the opening sequence in the film and the first face-off between the Jets and the Sharks.
To watch the "West Side Story" prologue in HD, look below: