Fans gathered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéma de la Plage on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France to watch a special 40th anniversary screening of a newly restored version of Paramount’s enduringly popular cultural phenomenon Grease. (Photo:Theo Wood)
Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Paramount:
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 17,
2018)— Paramount Pictures hosted a special screening of the enduringly popular
cultural phenomenon GREASE at this
year’s Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the film’s 40th
anniversary.John Travolta and director
Randal Kleiser took part in the Cinéma
de la Plage event on May 16th where fans relived the unforgettable
moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story at a spectacular outdoor
screening of the newly restored film on the beach.
Thierry Frémaux, Festival de Cannes Director, introduces John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser prior to a special 40th anniversary screening of a newly restored version of Paramount’s enduringly popular cultural phenomenon Grease at the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéma de la Plage on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo: Theo Wood)
Director Randal Kleiser and John Travolta. (Photo: Theo Wood).
In anticipation of the
film’s anniversary, GREASE was
restored to its original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture
resolution and color.The original negative
was scanned and received extensive clean up and color correction using
previously unavailable digital restoration tools.In addition, the audio was enhanced from a
six-track mix created for an original 70mm release, giving the music more
(Photo: Theo Wood)
A new 40th
anniversary edition of the fully restored film was recently released on 4K
Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.