With BATB almost funded, I have the opportunity to scan an Alien print. This fabulous print is faded red, no doubt missing many frames, and was described as being “splicy”! Here are some pics:
After a quick color correction:
Quick color correction:
Bluray (frame accurate):
The last picture above appears to be completely unfaded, or has low fade. Notice that the Bluray blues have been way over-boosted to the point that blacks in that shot appear as a dark blue. Here’s a quick re-grade of the Bluray:
Although most of the print is faded, I believe there will be other unfaded sections in it from other splices, but that’s something we won’t really know until we have it scanned. Even though the images above are just photos on a light table, and don’t show the full projected colors, it is very clear that the Bluray colors are not print accurate at all - notice that black level!!
Once scanned this will passed on to PDB for restoration and release. Special thanks go to Williarob for putting me in contact with the collector.
Scanning cost is €720. If you are interested in helping please contact me by PM.