Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 at 07:55 AM PST by Tom Landy
The classic musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John has been fully remastered and will arrive on both formats in April.
In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount says 'Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition' will be available on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 24.
Featuring an explosion of song and dance, as well as star-making performances from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease made an indelible impact on popular culture. 40 years later, the film remains an enduring favorite as legions of new fans discover the memorable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story. Boasting unforgettable songs including “Greased Lightnin,” “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Beauty School Drop Out” and, of course, “Grease,” the film is a timeless feel-good celebration.
Paramount worked with director Randal Kleiser to restore Grease to its original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture resolution and color. The original negative was scanned and received extensive clean up and color correction using previously unavailable digital restoration tools such as high dynamic range technology. In addition, the audio was enhanced from a six-track mix created for an original 70mm release, giving the music more clarity. The resulting picture and sound create an exceptional home viewing experience.
The Grease 40th Anniversary Edition 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include the fully restored version of the film plus an all-new, in-depth exploration of the little-known origins of what would become a Broadway play and then a feature film and worldwide phenomenon. “Grease: A Chicago Story” features new interviews with writer Jim Jacobs and original cast members of the Chicago show. In addition, the discs include the original song the title sequence was animated to and an alternate ending salvaged from the original black & white 16mm work print discovered by director Randal Kleiser.
• Commentary by director Randal Kleiser and choreographer Patricia Birch
• Introduction by Randal Kleiser
• Rydell Sing-Along
• The Time, The Place, The Motion: Remembering Grease
• Grease: A Chicago Story—NEW!
• Alternate Animated Main Titles—NEW!
• Alternate Ending—NEW!
• Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes with Introduction by Randal Kleiser
• Grease Reunion 2002 – DVD Launch Party
• Grease Memories from John & Olivia
• The Moves Behind the Music
• Thunder Roadsters
• John Travolta and Allan Carr “Grease Day” interview
• Olivia Newton-John and Robert Stigwood “Grease Day” interview
• Photo Galleries
• Theatrical Trailer
You can find the latest specs for Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition linked from our Blu-ray and 4K Release Schedules, where it is indexed under April 24.
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