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Title: West Side Story: 50th Anniversary (IMDb)
Starring: Natalie Wood
Released: 15th November 2011
SRP: $69.99 & $29.99

Further Details:
MGM Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced releases of West Side Story: 50th Anniversary as a two-disc Blu-ray edition and a limited Blu-ray gift set for November 15th.

The two-disc offering (which makes up a part of both editions) offers a heavily restored 2.20:1 version of the original feature film, with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio in English, as well as: 2.0 Spanish, 5.1 French and 5.1 German. Extra features for these discs include:

  • 'Pow! The Dances of West Side Story' - cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film’s famous dance sequences (covering: Prologue, Dance At the Gym, Tony and Maria’s Cha Cha, America, The Rumble, Maria’s Roof Dance, Cool);
  • '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 (Prologue, The Jet Song, Something’s Coming, Dance At the Gym, Maria, America, Tonight, Gee, Officer Krupke, I Feel Pretty, One Hand, One Heart, Quintet, Somewhere, Cool, 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'
  • 'Trailers' (Original Theatrical Trailer, Original Issue Trailer, Reissue Trailer, Animated Trailer).

In addition to the above, the gift set encompasses: a newly restored DVD and tribute CD, along with a photo book and other collectibles. The cover and photo for this collection is provided below.

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary

 West Side Story: 50th Anniversary

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