Grease has always been a terrifically entertaining film, but never in any past release for home video, has it ever attained pictorial, and aural perfection.
For me, the track was always sonically crippled.
For it’s 40th Anniversary – not certain why the studios have an anniversary fixation – Paramount has returned to the camera negative, and as far as I’m aware, accessed the 70mm mix for the first time for home theater use.
And the results are beyond startling.
Vocals and music are crisp, clear and proscenium filling.
Colors pop, with blacks being truly black, while a very fine sheen of grain, keeps the image in play. HDR has been delicately applied.
The difference between this new 4k release, and any of the older Blu-rays is so immense, that it leaves everything else in the dust.
Grease, in 4k, will be one of the reference discs of the year.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Very Highly Recommended