I’ve been toying with this idea for a while now. While waiting for a good reference for my theatrical regrade of Raiders of the Lost Ark, I’ve upgraded the ColorCorrect tool I’ve developed, and ran some tests on the Star Wars bluray. I was pleased with the results, so I’m going to go ahead with regrading the entire Star Wars Trilogy shot by shot. My main inspiration was this shot posted by Mike Verta:
When I saw that image, I thought, that’s what I want this trilogy to look like.
I will be using print scans, mostly a color corrected LPP, also used as a basis for the Silver Screen Edition, and to a lesser degree Technicolor print scans for Star Wars, Mike Verta’s samples, production photos, and the Japanese Special Collection laserdiscs as color references.
When will this be finished? I will start with Tantive IV, and we’ll see where we end up from there.
After a long quiet period, here are a number of regraded shots with a technicolor print color timing, based on a large number of technicolor print frames I own:
More shots will follow soon…