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Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ ...

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Dene Nixon

Oct 22, 2011

West Side Story Collector's edition

Just a perfect rendering of the original movie plus all of the extra material that came with the box set.

Shalako

Aug 30, 2009

Dissappointing

For such a famous movie, I found this too long, too depressing, too much about New York City. Maybe the natives of the city liked it and made it famous.

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