So you’re re-encoding the majority of the movie? What’s the basis for this “color correction?”
I don’t think the resolution of the missing frames is a major issue, considering how short those shots are.
Yes – the whole film is being re-encoded. It’s not as simple as “branching” the two parts together, sadly. Too many missing frames.
I based my colours off the Goodtimes DVD and production stills (colour of shirts, boats, etc). The Blu-ray was overly saturated and tinted blue. Michael Caine’s face and outfit were clear indicators of a botched colour job.
The Goodtimes DVD was not 100% accurate, but it was miles ahead of the faded master used for the Universal DVD. TV spots were also used for references, but only to see if the general look was right. Additionally, I consulted the “Siskel and Ebert” review.
I can post a comparison shortly if anyone would like to check my work.