West side story [videorecording] / MGM/UA Home Video ; United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc., in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA. : MGM/UA Home Video, [c1998, c1961]
Video 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Feature films.
Closed-captioned. Optional English or French subtitles.
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital; English 5.1 surround.
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of gang warfare in the slums of New York in the 1950s.
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; production designed by Boris Leven ; music conducted by Johnny Green ; orchestrations, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961. Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Special features: Newly restored from the original 65 mm elements; dual layer for interruption-free playback; 8-page booklet; original theatrical trailer; scene selection. Notes, partial credits, and stills from the film on container. "A Robert Wise Production." "A Beta Production." Publisher's number: ML102175. "Academy Award Winner, Best Picture, 1961"--Container.
Storage copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Harvey Sheldon.