. These transfers really have every video-flaw in the book, Empire is hands down the single worst video transfer I have ever seen of a major motion picture.
Your fix definitely makes the lights sit better and make the image much righter to look at for the eye/brain - except its a shame what your working with looks so bad to begin with. To me its the same faded red-shifted print business where everything takes on a pink/grey flatness. I remember in my head the lights in the backgroud of the Luke/Vader duel were so much more bright and colourful suggesting a whole city at night =