A few words about...™ Grease -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray 4 Stars

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

RAH

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I was going to skip this, but now....

"A Few Words..." posts always cost me a few dollars!
 
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Oh, it's Olivia Newton-John. All these years I had thought of her as being Olivia Newton-Travolta.
 
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What a welcome review (especially in terms of the audio).

Would you suppose they use the same transfer for the new standard Blu release?
 

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Seeing Olivia Newton-John in 4K is another good reason to buy this.
Actually, seeing 4K - in and of itself - is another good reason to buy 4K.
Darn this review. Thought I'd squeak through this life without ever having to see "Grease" more than once.
There goes my weekend plans.
 
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Holy Toledo! I was going to skip this release because I already have the Blu, but not after your comments Mr. Harris. Can I send you the bill? ;)
Doug, don't mail yours 'till I've given you mine.:D
 
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Very glad to hear of the improvements in video and audio. I was on the fence about upgrading but no more.
 
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If by No DNR you mean "No DNR beyond that which is considered an acceptable level considering the quality of the source or lack thereof"... probably.

Because there's no such thing as a transfer without DNR.
 

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If by No DNR you mean "No DNR beyond that which is considered an acceptable level considering the quality of the source or lack thereof"... probably.

Because there's no such thing as a transfer without DNR.
Not sure about that. I thought none was used on Godfather. RAH?
 

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If by No DNR you mean "No DNR beyond that which is considered an acceptable level considering the quality of the source or lack thereof"... probably.
Because there's no such thing as a transfer without DNR.
Sure there is. Don' tell me all the Sony UHDs from camera negative are grain managed.
 

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I'm seeing the fathom event for this movie tomorrow. Hopefully they used the same transfer and sound mix.
 

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