"West Side Story" Film Released on Blu-ray Nov. 15, With Bonus Commentary by Stephen Sondheim
By Andrew Gans
On Nov. 15 Twentieth Century Home Entertainment releases the classic film musical "West Side Story" on Blu-ray.
"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 songs and elaborate dances of the original film.
The Blu-ray is available in a Limited Edition Four-Disc Boxed Set featuring two-disc Blu-ray, newly restored DVD, Tribute CD and collectible memorabilia, as well as a two-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray.
Blu-ray special features follow:
Pow! The Dances of West Side Story - cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film's famous dance sequences.
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
Song Specific Commentary by Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
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
Featuring a score by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents, the Broadway musical premiered in 1957. The film features a screenplay by Ernest Lehman adapted from Laurents' book.
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