it's an energetic and exciting musical
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Riding the strange '50s nostalgia wave that swept through America during the late 1970s (caused by TV shows like Happy Days and films like American Graffiti), Grease became not only the word in 1978, but also a box-office smash and a cultural phenomenon. Twenty years later, this entertaining film adaptation of the Broadway musical received another successful theatrical release, which included visual remastering and a shiny new Dolby soundtrack. While this 2002 DVD release contains retrospective interviews with the cast and director Randal Kleiser, it's unfortunately full screen. As a result, the widescreen dance numbers are instead panned and scanned, destroying the symmetrical, lively choreography. A widescreen version is also available and is highly recommended because without the vibrant colors, unforgettably campy and catchy tunes (like "Greased Lightning," "Summer Nights," and "You're the One That I Want"), and fabulously choreographed, widescreen musical numbers, the film has to rely on a silly, cliché-filled plot that we've seen hundreds of times. As it is, the episodic story about the romantic dilemmas experienced by a group of graduating high school seniors remains fresh, fun, and incredibly imaginative.
The young, animated cast also deserves a lot of credit, bringing chemistry and energy to otherwise bland material. John Travolta, straight from his success in Saturday Night Fever, knows his sexual star power and struts, swaggers, sings, and dances appropriately, while Olivia Newton-John's portrayal of virgin innocence is the only decent acting she's ever done. And then there's Stockard Channing, spouting sexual double-entendres as Rizzo, the bitchy, raunchy leader of the Pink Ladies, who steals the film from both of its stars. Ignore the sequel at all costs.
John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton-John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade--it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
This is a fantastic movie. I love John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in this movie. They both have fantastic voices and I love to listen to them both sing.
Sandy (Olivia) meets Danny (John) on the beach. They have just a little time together before Sandy has to go back to Australia. But plans soon change and they end up at the same school. Danny dumps her soon after cause she is cramping his style. Sandy changes her style to try and win him back.
Its really a great movie for everyone. The music is fantastic throughout the whole film.
watch it today!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
I bought this dvd mainly because I enjoyed the movie and now they are having auditions for another one on broadway w/ a new Danny & a new Sandy. I wanted to preserve the one with Travolta/Newton-John in my collection. Also, I have Grease II with different actors but at least they aren't called Danny & Sandy. There will only be 1 Danny (John Travolta) and 1 Sandy(Olivia Newton-John)as far as I'm concerned!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
I hadn't seen this movie in years but it is still amazing. The depth of characters played by John Travolta over the years is astounding and this role was the tipping point.
I bought this dvd for my son who had just tried out for the Grease school play so he would have a better feel for times portrayed. It gave him a deeper perspective for the scenes and he enjoyed acting it out as well as learning the songs and dances.
This is truly a dvd that can bring families together as it is fun to watch and extremely entertaining.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Exciting and Wonderful.
I love this movie for two reasons. The first reason is that im a huge John Travolta fan. The second is cause i love musicals. This movie takes u back to the 60's where girls were innocent and shy. Olivia Newton John is from Australia and just came to Rydell for her senior year. Little does she know that Danny the guy she spent her summer vacation with is also the hard talking macho leader of the T-Birds. After a football rally she runs into him and finds out what type of guy he really is. Can he stand up to his buddys and show them the sweet sincere guy that he showed to Sandy or will he forget about what they had to make a good impression on his buddies. If u like oldies and rock n roll then this movie is for u enjoy.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.