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Post #1450142

Author
CatBus
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Harmy's Despecialized Star Wars 1977 - Color Adjustment Project for v2.7 (released)
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Date created
23-Sep-2021, 3:07 PM

If it helps, this was geared toward the “technicolor look”, which had a heavy yellow bias (it was really like that in theatres IF you saw a tech print!). It was also IIRC working from an already-processed version of the Blu-ray that had gone through a less-than-ideal de-purpling process. Either way, the result is definitely far from perfect, but it’s still my favorite go-to version of this film.

Harmy’s already commented that future versions won’t necessarily have that hardcore technicolor look and will be more neutral/natural. The problem was (and still is) that everyone’s got their own ideas about what looks good, and technicolor prints are the only references that can definitively tell us how the film looked back in the day – but that yellowish cast comes with that particular package, and isn’t how it looked for most people who saw the film on a different kind of print (now pink and vinegary).