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'West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition'

MusicAcademy AwardsJerome RobbinsLeonard BernsteinGeorge ChakirisSomewhere (movie)

The Jets and the Sharks face off again in the classic musical revision of "Romeo and Juliet," directed for the screen by Robert Wise ("The Sound of Music") and choreographer Jerome Robbins.

Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer are Maria and Tony, whose romance is complicated big-time by the respective gangs each is affiliated with. The Stephen Sondheim-Leonard Bernstein score includes the standards "Tonight," "Somewhere," "Maria" and "I Feel Pretty"; its year's best picture at the Oscars, the film - making its Blu-ray debut - earned two of its 10 Academy Awards for co-stars Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. **** (Not rated)

Buy 'West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray.

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