Grease (Blu-ray)

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Already a runaway success on the American stage, the screen version of retro-musical 'Grease' made it a hit around the globe, cemented John Travolta's star status, and ensured the show's revival in numerous incarnations up until the present day. After their summer romance ends, Danny (Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) are unexpectedly reunited at high school when the latter moves to Danny's town. However, their relationship stalls when it becomes apparent that Sandy is not 'cool' enough to date gang leader Danny. Hit songs include 'You're the One That I Want' and 'Greased Lightning'.

Product Details

Barcode
5051368209432
Department
Movies & TV
Released
11 May 2009
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Musicals
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
Paramount Home Entertainment
Runtime
106 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Grease
Release Year
1978
Language
English
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Pop Music / 1950s / Classic / Coming Of Age / Dance / Essential Cinema / High School Friends / High School Students / Nostalgic / Recommended / Romance / Teenage / Teenagers / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
This film adaptation of GREASE is the zippy smash hit translation from the Broadway musical tribute to the fabulous 1950s. As a new school year begins, wholesome Australian exchange student Sandy (pop star Olivia Newton-John) and duck-tailed, leather-jacketed Danny (John Travolta) parlay their summertime romance into an on-and-off attraction that may or may not cross clique lines. Sandy seriously cramps Danny's style, so he dumps her. In response, Sandy begins dating a wholesome athlete, but, as a hedge, she also joins the gum-chewin', tough-talkin' clique known as the Pink Ladies. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, the popular soundtrack includes "You're the One that I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Sandy," "Summer Nights," and the title tune.
Notes
Currently the highest-grossing musical of all-time, GREASE has made $380 million at the box office worldwide.

Olivia Newton-John's film debut.
Cast & Crew
Director
Randal Kleiser
Star
John Travolta / Eve Arden / Frankie Avalon / Joan Blondell / Susan Buckner / Edd Byrnes / Sid Caesar / Stockard Channing / Annette Charles / Jeff Conaway / Didi Conn / Eddie Deezen / Jamie Donnelly / Fannie Flagg / Alice Ghostley / Dody Goodman / Lorenzo Lamas / Dinah Manoff / Olivia Newton-John / Dick Patterson / Barry Pearl / Sha Na Na / Dennis C. Stewart / Ellen Travolta / Michael Tucci / Kelly Ward / Darrell Zwerling
Source Writer
Warren Casey / Author: Warren Casey / Jim Jacobs / Author: Jim Jacobs
Composer
John Farrar / Barry Gibb / Bill Oakes / Louis St. Louis
Producer
Allan Carr / Robert Stigwood
Director of Photography
Bill Butler
Editor
John F. Burnett
Production Designer
Philip M. Jeffries
Costume Designer
Albert Wolsky
Choreographer
Patricia Birch
Adaptation
Allan Carr
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...Pleasant and upbeat....Travolta is an important and enduring movie star..."
Roger Ebert (27 Mar 1998, p.34)
Entertainment Weekly
"...The enduring appeal of the teenybopping musical spawned a knock-off sequel, a Broadway revival, and countless high school productions..."
Jennifer Armstrong (11 Oct 2002, p.61)
New York Times
"...A life that is all its own....Loaded with the kind of talent and exuberance you don't often find very far from a musical stage..."
Vincent Canby (16 Jun 1978, p.C10)
Premiere
"...It's a gum-snapping slice of cinema that's impossible to watch without smiling..."
Christine Spines (1 Apr 1998, p.29)
Total Film
"An era-blending, hip-twitching piece of pop culture, GREASE is still the word 25 years since its release..."
Daniel Webb (2 Feb 2004, p.120)
Variety
"...Zesty choreography and very excellent new plus revived music....Newton-John registers very impressively..."
Murf. (7 Jun 1978, )