Grease released this year ??

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  1. Claus Nielsen

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    It is rumored, that Grease is released worldwide on September, 18th. Does anybody know if this is true ??
     
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    I am pretty darn certain it is not true.

    Any comments from those for sure in-the-know?
     
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    David, what is coming later this year along those lines? Footloose & something else that I just can't put my mind to right now...

    [edit] Figures I'd think of it just after hitting "post". Saturday Night Fever, right? [/edit]
     
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    Don't forget Flashdance and Stayin' Alive. [​IMG]
     
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    From all that I have read on their
    private release list, the answer is NO.
    However, there is always the chance that
    the studio may pull a rabbit out of the hat
    on this one.
    Incidently, Grease was set to be
    released on DVD almost 4 years ago. It was
    one of the studio's first DVDs. A new transfer
    was done for the film.
    The movie was whitheld from release due to
    legal problems. The main problem was Olivia
    Newton John who had a lawsuit concerning money
    owed to her for the music in the film.
    Late last year the lawsuit was settled. I had
    hoped the studio would have put GREASE on
    the front burner, but you know what?....I am
    just happy that Saturday Night Fever is
    coming out in a few months. This is certainly
    a great trade-off if I have to wait a bit longer
    for Grease.
     
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    I'm quite surprised they're not pushing to get Grease out at the same time as Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy. I personally think the John Travolta Holy Trilogy would make a great boxed set. Regardless, I'm thrilled about the two that are coming out, and won't mind waiting for Grease if it means they'll be giving it a little extra special treatment.
     
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    Saturday Night Fever?? I missed the announcement on that! When is it coming?
     
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    I'm sure glad I bought that Grease ld when I did (Right after they cleaned it all up for its theatrical re-release). If I had waited for the dvd I'd still be waiting!
     
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    According to a trademagazine I received yesterday Grease is going to be released in September in my country followed by Saturday Night Fever in October.
    Not sure if this is solid info though [​IMG]
     
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    I'm pretty sure Urban Cowboy was announced back in November or December during a studio chat. I can't think of where, but I remember seeing a release schedule that had the two coming out the same month, if not the same day.
     
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    I must be the only one who considers 'Saturday Night Fever' to be no consolation for the absence of 'Grease'.

    And my wife wants 'Grease' so bad, I think I might have to buy the widescreen VHS to hold her over! No, the LD is too pricey for me.
     
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    I'm not big on muscials - I only own one - Willy Wonka.

    However, I am looking forward to Grease on DVD.

    Just curious...was Grease shot at 2:35 or 1:85 (or something else)?
     
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    2.35:1

    Looks so horrible in pan & scan...yeah, everything looks horrible in pan & scan, but Grease looks extra horrible.
     
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    So what is the official release date of Saturday Night Fever in Region 1?
     
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    Hmm. Well I'm on the SNF is no consolation for not having Grease, but even stronger. I hate the music of SNF. I was in high school during that time and 'Disco Sucks' was one of our mottos. I despise disco with a passion. SNF instead of Grease is just depressing. [​IMG]
    I'm happy for those of you who like it however, and hope it's OAR and uncut.
     
  20. Joseph Bolus

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    So ...

    Does anybody here have a Region 1 date on Saturday Night Fever?

    I just checked the disc archives over at The Digital Bits, and couldn't find out anything. Also, my local Suncoast would not confirm that it's coming (although they did say something about a rumored 30th Anniversary release.
     

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