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Dek Rollins
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Info Wanted: Raiders of the Lost Ark - is there a version with original color timing?
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3-Jul-2020, 2:34 AM
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3-Jul-2020, 2:36 AM
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Dek Rollins
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That print scan was not graded to match any DVD. The scan was corrected using a projected 8mm print. But, it does not have what one might consider the “correct” color timing.

Having looked at another scan of an original print that is closer to the Blu-ray color-wise, I’ll say that the Blu-ray looks like an honest attempt to match the original look, but a poorly executed one. The overzealous, pervasive orange tinting with bad color separation and dulled highlight dynamics kill it in my opinion.

Adding some warmth and lowering the contrast a bit on the 35mm scan that’s out there now would probably be more authentic.