REVIEW: GREASE LIVE
OVERVIEW: Grease is the word! The landmark, live television production of the beloved musical Grease makes its home entertainment debut with GREASE LIVE! now available on Digital HD and coming to DVD March 8, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Hailed by critics as “the best Grease ever” (Darren Franich, EW.com) and “a big old win in every possible column” (Amber Dowling, The Wrap), the live event produced by Paramount Television garnered an average of 12.2 million viewers (source: Nielsen), delivering Fox’s largest overall audience of the season. GREASE LIVE! also ranks as the #1 most viral live musical event ever, based on unique posts and audience impressions on social media.
SYNOPSIS: Featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE! reintroduces and reimagines some of the show’s most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation. The production draws upon both the original 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and Paramount’s 1978 feature film adaptation to create a never-before-seen version with many modern surprises.
The GREASE LIVE! DVD boasts
exclusive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes
look at the monumental efforts behind the live production,
the actors’ transformations into their characters, the
choreography, cast interviews and more.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 2.0 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9
English 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
Live television production
Without a Net: Performing GREASE LIVE!
Becoming the “T-Birds” and Pink Ladies
Greasin’ up the Joint
Be-Bop, Swing and Jitterbug: The Choreography of GREASE LIVE!
When Was Your First…?
My Favorite Grease Moment