Thursday 10 May 2018

40th Anniversary Screening of Grease at Cannes Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. 10/05/18 — Paramount Pictures announced today that it will host 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 will take part in the Cinéma de la Plage event on May 16th when fans will have the chance to relive the unforgettable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story at a spectacular outdoor screening of the newly restored film on the beach..

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 clarity.

“GREASE remains one of the most popular films in Paramount’s historic library and we are delighted to be presenting this spectacular restored version in celebration of its 40th anniversary,” said Bob Buchi, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures.  “This iconic, feel-good celebration made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to delight new fans 40 years after its original release.”

A new 40th anniversary edition of the fully restored film was recently released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.