Grease - Review

Ages: General Audience

Up and down and up and down again, the high-school romance between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is an early classic of teen-age angst about love, sex, and what happens after the precipice of graduation. All this is embellished with songs that once you hear again you will realize that you never forgot: "Look at me, I'm Sandra De", "Greased Lightning", "Hopelessly Devoted to You", "Sandy, "You're the One That I Want". Remember the Pink Ladies - hardly PC even back in 1978? Rizzo's scare after unprotected sex and Frankie Avalon encouraging Frenchy to go back to school with "Beauty School Dropout". All serious under the songs.

This Rydell edition, recognizable with its lettermen's "R" mini-sweater (suitable for dolls without arms), does not contain any new bonus features but the disk is packed with additional scenes, a directors commentary and a Rydell Sing-Along. The cast also includes Stockard Channing (Rizzo) and Eve Arden ( the principal) and takes place in Venice HS in Venice CA. If you are 30 now - you were just born when it came out. You know what time does when you are having fun.

Fun Factor: A trip back to the '70s when cigarettes were considered cool.
Female Factor: Thirty years have made a difference

Reviewed by: Editor - 09/08

  • Grease
  • © Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Platform(s): DVD
  • To Order: DVD $13.43