West Side Story is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment, may set a pattern for future musical presentations.
A complicated film that never really successfully yokes together the themes of money-making and sexuality, it reveals both Kazan's operatic sensibility and his inability to follow an argument rigorously through.
One of my favorite films since childhood, Its good to see it on Bluray. More older films of this caliber need to be released on Bluray. Younger people can appreciate them better when they see them looking as good as a new film. It could have used a few more extras but the print is nice, colorful and sharp and the sound is clean.
I would highly recommend this collection
The picture & sound is excellent on all movies..On East Of Eden its clear the way it was meant to be seen, Rebel Without a Cause also but there was only one scene where James Dean is in the kitchen getting his lunch for school that the film looked old but still clear for about 3 seconds. Giant has only one scene where Elizabeth Taylor & Rock Hudson first meet that her face looks blurry for a few seconds it went unnoticed the first time I saw it. And the special features are awesome the only problems is that some of the features are presented in black and white with no sound..