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Grease very disappointed

p623

Active Member
I was really looking forward to this in HD but what a let down the image was only marginally better than the dvd up-scaled from my oppo!

and the 5.1 sound appeared to suffer from the same strange dull compressed sound stage that both the R2 & R4 (English soundtracks) discs display:devil:

Paul
 

Kevo

Well-known Member
I agree about the PQ and DD 5.1.

The Hd picture looked better in the outdoor shots in the sunshine but otherwise looked SD to me.

It's clear that Paramount desperatley need to do some resoration on this ageing print
 

T800

Well-known Member
The sound was poor, the dialogiue was quite harsh and the music was flat.
 

mmace

Active Member
recorded it for the wife (it's her favourite film), was going to be the 1st time she watched something in HD, don't think I'll let her now, don't want to put her off, she notices every little detail in Grease!
 
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platinum1

Guest
Dissapointed too, still took the opportunity to watch the film. On the PJ it was very watchable, but lacked clarity in many scenes.

Sound certainly suffered too.

Shame as I may have kept this on the planner for a while, but instead I hit the yellow button after the credits came up.
 

T800

Well-known Member
mmace said:
recorded it for the wife (it's her favourite film), was going to be the 1st time she watched something in HD, don't think I'll let her now, don't want to put her off, she notices every little detail in Grease!

Have a look first, the picture wasn't BBC HD quality but it was the best I've seen Grease.
 

xxalxx

Standard Member
i was just dissapointed it was on in the first place :D

Al
 

Kevo

Well-known Member
For me the 'standout HD moments' were 'Thunder Road', 'Danny doing Track & field' and 'We Go Together'
 

Nick_UK

Banned
T800 said:
Have a look first, the picture wasn't BBC HD quality but it was the best I've seen Grease.

Grease was never that good - I saw it on the big screen in 1978 and wasn't stunned then. It's nearly 30 years old, for god's sake.
 

mmace

Active Member
Nick_UK said:
Grease was never that good - I saw it on the big screen in 1978 and wasn't stunned then. It's nearly 30 years old, for god's sake.
and yet in the US they had the 1933 version of King Kong on TV in HD the other day and everyone's saying how good it looked
 

xxalxx

Standard Member
mmace said:
because you'd prefer less HD content on the screens

there is always one who just takes everything too seriously, lighten up. :rolleyes:

Al
 

xxalxx

Standard Member
mmace said:
and yet in the US they had the 1933 version of King Kong on TV in HD the other day and everyone's saying how good it looked

They can do wonders with digital restoration these days, there is a good thing about the new james bond discs in HCC, saying that in a presentation people where shocked at how a 40 year old film looked so good.

Al
 

Kevo

Well-known Member
xxalxx said:
They can do wonders with digital restoration these days, there is a good thing about the new james bond discs in HCC, saying that in a presentation people where shocked at how a 40 year old film looked so good.

Al

They certainly can. Ben Hur ,Lawrence of Arabia and Singing In The Rain restored versions on DVD look like they were made yesterday. I'm sure they could do the same with such a worldwide popular film like Grease
 

xxalxx

Standard Member
yeah i did notice the smilies :)
 

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