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This brilliant (The New Republic) film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and scripted by Ernest Lehman, the film combines Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's unforgettable score ( Maria, America, 'somewhere, 'tonight ) with Robbins own exuberant choreography to achieve an exhilarating work of art (Saturday Review). A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangsthe Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (RichardBeymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues, and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale.

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Special Features Disc 1: West Side Story Remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound Pow! The Dances of West Side Story In-Movie Viewing Mode Song-Specific Commentary by Stephen Sondheim Music Machine Disc 2: Blu-ray Additional Special Features A Place for Us: West Side Story’s Legacy Creation and Innovation A Timeless Vision West Side Memories Storyboard-to-Film Comparison Montage Disc 3: DVD West Side Story Digitally Restored in Standard Definition Music Machine

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