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 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

It seems the re-mastered Blu-ray out next month is a bit, err, yellow. That's how it should look...so we're told. It's an easy pass from me!

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/multi_comparison.php?disc1=4091&disc2=4088&hd_multiID=1687#auswahl

That's a comparison with the Italian Mondo release, which I think looks very nice (if only it had an English soundtrack). The version we've all had for ages looks horrible. It seems we've gone from far too blue to far too yellow, & that yellow has made for some very strange coloured sky's (but it is a lot sharper).

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Elmo Bernstein   (Member)

It looks like they are trying to impose that "teal/orange" gimmick on the movie. This was also done with the Blu-ray of Blade Runner and even Chariots of Fire!

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

The film restoration was carried out by L'Immagine Ritrovita in Italy, who consulted old Italian prints and the film's assistant cameraman, Sergio Salvati. Salvati gets a special credit on the restoration for "additional color correction supervision."

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

The film restoration was carried out by L'Immagine Ritrovita in Italy, who consulted old Italian prints and the film's assistant cameraman, Sergio Salvati. Salvati gets a special credit on the restoration for "additional color correction supervision."

Well that all sounds very impressive, but personally I think they ballsed it up. I saw all three films when they opened in London (at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus) in '66, '67 & '68, & the film never looked like that. In fact I saw thousands of films in the sixties, & no film ever looked like that, a lot of films do these days, but not then. There's quite a bit of debate about it on the net, & it has its fans, but I'm not going to buy it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

The film restoration was carried out by L'Immagine Ritrovita in Italy, who consulted old Italian prints and the film's assistant cameraman, Sergio Salvati. Salvati gets a special credit on the restoration for "additional color correction supervision."

Well that all sounds very impressive, but personally I think they ballsed it up. I saw all three films when they opened in London (at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus) in '66, '67 & '68, & the film never looked like that. In fact I saw thousands of films in the sixties, & no film ever looked like that, a lot of films do these days, but not then. There's quite a bit of debate about it on the net, & it has its fans, but I'm not going to buy it.


I'm neither criticizing nor endorsing the look, just providing background to how and why it ended up looking that way.

As for the film not looking yellow when you saw it in London: United Artists had distribution rights everywhere except Italy and Spain, so they may have timed their prints completely differently than how they were timed in Italy.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)



I'm neither criticizing nor endorsing the look, just providing background to how and why it ended up looking that way.


Yeah, fine, keep up the disinterested work. I had in fact read about the restoration. Oh well, people can decide for themselves when the Blu is released in a couple of weeks time.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

One name is as good as another!!

Sounds like theyv messed with perfection.

bill

 
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