What does everyone think of their Grease DVD's ?

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  1. T r o y

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    Now that we have our Grease on DVD, I'd like to know your thoughts on the video and the 5.1 audio, especially when the songs kick in.
    Bring it on!
     
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    I was very disappointed as I had to turn up my volume much higher than usual, opposite to AMADEUS. Once I figured out the proper level to listen to, and praying I'd remember to turn it back down before putting another disc in, I enjoyed the movie. Hope they clean this one up properly for the supposed next DVD version.
     
  3. David Lambert

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    Just got through watching it. Seeing it in Widescreen was a revelation. [​IMG] I had zero problems with the audio.
    For $16.99? [​IMG]
     
  4. Paul_Scott

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    i was pleasantly surprised.
    after reading a few reviews trashing the video, i was expecting much, much worse.
    apart from some annoying (but thankfully nowhere near constant) EE, the transfer looks to me pretty damn good for a 1978 film.
    audio-wise, i was just as surprised how bad the center channel dialouge sounds most of the time -very tinny, plugged up. for once i know its the actual sound track and not my speakers, 'cause once the music kicks in...its awhole different story.
    have been actively avoiding this movie for many years.
    last time i actually sat down and watched the whole thing was probably in the 80's.
    i can see now why so many people never stopped liking it.
    like David said, for $16.99
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    Finished up watching it about a half-hour ago. I thought the video was ok for a film from the 70s and the 5.1 soundtrack wasn't the best i've heard...but not the worst either. I really did like the use of the surrounds. Not only during the songs, but most of the way through the movie, there was something going on which used the rears. It was also nice to see it in widescreen (this is the first time I've seen it in widescreen). No real complaints...just clean up the audio a bit for the next go-around.
     
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    It is definitely a rehash of the 1998 mastering efforts, both in sound and video quality. Not impressive in the least.

    - Steve
     
  7. Karen Maraj

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    I bought the widescreen edition, but I noticed on the back of the case it had the dreaded "formatted to fit your tv" message [​IMG] The video is widescreen... typo?
     
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    I'm not into this movie, but damn, the packaging SUCKS! What's the point? An amaray style would have been much better than a thin cardboard thing... icky.

    Chris.
     
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    Karen - The US release is not like this as it gives the standard disclaimer: This film is presented in "widescreen" format. The black bars on the top and bottom of the screen are normal. Perhaps it is isolated to the Canadian version... Which did you purchase?
     
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    Saturday Night Fever is goddamn slipcase? [​IMG] Denied! [​IMG]
    My copy will arrive tomorrow. I'll tell you all what it's like. I have yet to see a review of the DVD...
    Gordy (Paint shop goon/Disco King! [​IMG] )
     
  15. David Glenn

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    Gordon,

    Looking forward to your review of SNF.
     
  16. Mike Peveler

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    WORST FUCKING PACKAGING EVER!!!!!
    I haven't watched yet but if the packaging is any indication of the product within, it probably looks worse than the Scarface S.E.[​IMG]
     
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    I went to media play and they had the cardboard thin type packaging you all are describing. I then went to costco and found they only have keepcase versions! I bought mine there for 16.99 with a keepcase instead of that horrible thin cardboard thing.
     
  18. Gordon McMurphy

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    In reply to David Glen:
    The DVD is in the hands of Royal Mail now, so if the postman slips it through my letterbox tomorrow, I'll check out a few of the scenes (I rarely watch a movie all the way through during the day, especially "dark" films) and tell you how the picture and sound are. I am confident that it will look appropriately dark and slighty grainy and the 2001 Disco scenes colourful and sharper than previous HV versions.
    I'll post a comprehensive review on friday.
    Come on Mr postman! [​IMG]
    Gordy (Neil Young worshipper who also loves Disco! :b)
     
  19. Carl Walker

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    FYI: Sam's Club also has this in keepcases...
     
  20. Tony_Faville

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    My wife was happy with it....no matter how much better it could have looked and sounded, it was still far better than her tired old P&S VHS.
     

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