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  • Dec 25, 2014
  • Updated: 2:39pm

It's the one that you want

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 December, 2010, 12:00am

Before Ryan Murphy came up with singing geeks who get slushied, before Zac Efron was even born, there was Grease. The story follows the unlikely romance of goody two-shoes Sandy and the leather-jacket-wearing bad boy, Danny.

Released in 1978 but set in the 50s, the musical was hugely successful, with its blend of typical teenage troubles and irresistibly infectious songs. But unlike so many musicals, its popularity is yet to wane, so it's hardly surprising that it's been re-released as a 'sing-along' version.

If you like karaoke and cheesy musicals, you can't afford to miss this. Sure, the film quality is nothing like what you're used to, and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are clearly not teens, but this doesn't make the experience any less enjoyable.

Lyrics appear on screen with fun animations to highlight the meaning. Canned backing vocals are played to help newbies get to grips with the tunes.

Even if you've never heard of the film, an evening spent singing along to the catchy songs will prove that Grease is still the word - a reference you'll get once you've watched it!

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