The musical romance West Side Story was nominated for seven Oscars this week, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound, Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and of the best production design.

The film is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and is set on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York.

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Ansel Elgort plays Tony in West Side Story.

West Side Story unfolds the history of rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, as young Tony (played by Ansel Elgort) and Maria (played by Rachel Zegler) fall in love.

Everything is not easy for the couple because the story ends with the death of Tony in the arms of his lover.

But is the film available to stream online and when will it be released on DVD in the UK?

Here’s everything you need to know:

Is West Side Story coming to HBO Max?

HBO Max is currently unavailable in the UK, but those living in the US and parts of Asia will be able to watch West Side Story on the platform next month.

The film will be available on HBO Max starting March 2 in the US, March 9 in Taiwan, and March 30 in Japan.

Is West Side Story coming to Disney+?

It has been confirmed that West Side Story will be available on Disney+ in the UK from Wednesday 2 March.

Viewers will need a Disney+ subscription to watch the musical, priced at £7.99 per month or £79.90 per year.

Will West Side Story be available on Netflix?

Unfortunately, West Side Story will not be available on netflix.

The streaming rights for the 20th Century Studios movie are split between Disney+ and HBO Max, but when the rights end, West Side Story could make its way onto the streaming platform.

Is West Side Story still available in theaters?

West Side Story is still available in select UK cinemas, but for a limited time.

Screening times for Odéon and view are available online.

When will West Side Story be released on DVD?

A DVD release date for West Side Story has yet to be confirmed, but an estimated date of March 18, 2022 could be on the cards.

Typically, DVDs release around 12-16 weeks after theatrical premiere, and West Side Story was originally released on December 10, 2021.

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