Wednesday, December 7, 2011

50th Anniversary Edition WESTSIDE STORY DVD

WESTSIDE STORY RETURNS...


In A High Definition 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

If you havent ever seen the Westside Story,  then you haven't seen the best love story ever told in the most prasised musical of all time!  Five decades after this movie was released it comes back to life in the 50th anniversary special edtion.  The 50th Anniversary edition includes all the magical songs,  thrilling dance moves,  and  equsite movie moments,  but this time in vibrant high definition with clear 7.1 digital sound. 




This musical tells the tale of the classic tragedy of Romeo & Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare set back in the 1950s New York.  Feuding families turn into rival games as a love affair is fated for tragedy. With excellent performances by Natelie Wood,  Russ Tamblyn,  Richard Beymer,  Rita Moreno,  and George Chakris,  West Side Story remains a true masterpiece of all times. 





On November 15th Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment paid tribute to the outstanding film as stars Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn were immortalized at the exact location of the film’s original premiere in 1961 with a hand and footprint ceremony at the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

The 3 Disc Set Contains:

BLU-RAY FEATURE FILM & SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Westside Story remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound
  • Pow! The Dances of Westside Story in-Movie Viewing Mode
  • Song-Specific Commentary by Stephen Sondheim
  • Music Machine
BLU-RAY ADDITONAL SPECIAL FEATURES
  • A Place For Us: Westside Story's Legacy - Creation and Innovation - A Timeless Vision
  • Westside Story Memories
  • Storyboard-to-film Comparison Montage
DVD: FEATURE FILM & SPECIAL FEATURE
  • Westside Story Digitally Restored in Standard Definition
  • Music Machine

OUR THOUGHTS:
 It's no wonder why this film received ten academy awards including Best Picture*! It's highly entertaining with amazing performances, engaging songs,  and lots of dance moves. Overall,  I was very impressed with this classic and it's new digitally enhanced qualities!  It would make an excellent Christmas gift for any fan of love movies and musicals,  or a great additon to any DVD collection. 

Movie Run Time:
153 Minutes



About Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

*Disclaimer - I was provided with the dvd mentioned above as compensation for this post.  In no way did this alter my opinion of this movie.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*

3 comments:

mkjmc said...

My daughter loves this story~

josh said...

dis dvd looks interesting. i might have to check it out.

Kim said...

I was 1 year old when this came out
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