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Post #1410311

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Class316
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Fantasia - Special Edition laserdisc (Released)
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14-Feb-2021, 1:40 PM
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14-Feb-2021, 6:57 PM
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Class316
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Here’s a comparison of the LD, blu, and shots from the TonyWDA 35mm project.

LD: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/93/e2/zKKAxg1A_t.png

2000 DVD: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/be/c0/jG3MbZL4_t.jpg

2010 blu: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/c3/f3/5N8CwTYS_t.jpg

35mm: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/fe/ea/IBa44W9U_t.png

Here it seems the blu ray is closest to 35mm colors.

On the other hand, look at this comparison:

LD: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/a9/45/o82fTs5m_t.png

2010 blu: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/71/a2/9ptp4l9C_t.jpg

35mm: https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/37/e8/Ck48FlYF_t.jpg

Here the LD colors are closest to 35mm!

So who knows which colors are the most correct.

I must say though I do prefer the laserdisc colors in both cases. Regardless which colors are correct, the 2010 colors are look like the picture was dipped in blue jello and photographed from above the surface. The laserdisc colors seem richer and more varied. In the second one for instance, the laserdisc captures the essence of the hell and fire so much better than the 2010 one. The 2010 is lame in that respect. Another reason to be glad this laserdisc restoration now exists.

I’d say this Laserdisc restoration is the most definitive version that exists, even if it doesn’t look the best on HD TVs.