Grease re-release in 2004

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  1. Marc Colella

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    There is a Grease cast reunion being held at Paramount this week, so this special edition re-release doesn't surprise me.




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    I know 2004 is a long time for a fan of this film to wait but I'm still surprised Kleiser let the cat out of the bag regarding the future SE before tomorrow's release. I would think someone at Paramount might get upset.
     
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    This comes to no surprise to me even though many were claiming last week that a SE was not likely. Maybe they can improve the transfer a bit for the SE.
     
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    Why not do it right the first time, unless they just had these discs sitting in a warehouse for 3 years.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! I am in no rush to buy this dvd. I can wait til 2004.
     
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    Not unlikely - the 5.1 audio already existed as same one from the laserdisc release, and the biggest delay was Olvia Newton-John's negotiations/lawsuit over unpaid/future royalties.
    Since I still have my LD, my money's on A Hard Day's Night. (I like to keep Britain tidy...[​IMG])
     
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    I doubt that they would have done full screen editions 3 years ago - so those discs are new pressings, even if they are taken from the 'stock' master transfer.

    Some other people have pointed out that it is unlikely the transfer would have been anamorphically enhanced.
     
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    You're forgetting about the VHS releases...
     
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    I already said my piece on this over in the Roundup column. Appropriately so, since it relates to whether or not one should buy this title today. I plan to, myself. I won't repeat myself; read there to find out why.
     
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    I'm picking this up this week. Glad to know about the future SE, though![​IMG]
     
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    "But Paramount never double dips..." is that song that most people seem to sing. Basically if they know that there is money in a title, double dipping isn't a problem.

    Granted, it would be nice to have it now, but at the same time, Costco and Circuit City both have the same low price, so I will pick it up on the way home from work.

    So see Paramount, you have me for this one and the Special Edition in 2004. Image just how much more you would get out of me by revisiting the Friday The 13th series (which I bought all of them on VHS, Laser and now DVD) for Special Editions and all the Snoopy specials and movies...Hey Martin, that just might get you lunch for the board! :b
     
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    Robert it isn't meant to be an attitude as much as it is to say never say never. There have been a lot of people that thought other studios wouldn't double dip either in the early days of DVD that have complained many times when re-vamped products come out and they feel that they are 'forced' to do it again.

    Grease is too important of a title for them NOT to revisit. If there is money to be had, they will do it. And again, if anyone really thought that this so called Special Edition of Grease was the be all end all, look at their other product for with they have done true Special Editions of. Compare it to Saturday Night Fever and it's release, Grease is nothing. They wouldn't let that be all.
    At the same time, with the way people have wanted this title since the early days of DVD, get one out, work on a true Special Edition and the people will come back.

    Sorry if you took it as an attitude, because it wasn't meant that way. Again...it was a never say never...and it looks like this is the case in this one.
     
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    I doubt many of us will still be buying DVD's in 2004. SONY is planning on releasing HD-DVD next year. Any one still buying VHS?
     
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    Hmmm. Let me think:
    The aproximate number of times I would've just
    loved to watch this movie on DVD in the past 3 years:
    15 times.
    Number of times I happned to see it OAR on television
    in the past 3 years: 1 time.
    So, if I buy the current "bare bones" dvd, I will
    probably watching it 10 times before the SE comes out,
    and it will be my only assurance I can see it OAR,
    and the DVD is advertised on sale for $15.00 today.
    So, that is $1.50 per viewing.
    SOLD! No more waiting for me. [​IMG]
    Mark
     

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