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44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration — Page 4

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NeverarGreat said:

That can’t be from the blu-ray. Is it compressed? What? No.

I don’t disbelieve you, it’s just astonishing how much better the Netflix version is.

Yes, the Theatrical Edition Blu-ray really does look that bad. What you’re seeing is not a result of compression on my end. That’s legitimately how it looks on the Blu-ray. Although, to be fair, this is one of the worst examples of the Blu-ray. Most scenes are acceptable, but this particular scene is really bad. (Also, the Theatrical Blu-ray source looks much better in my Extended Edition Color Restoration because I’ve diluted the artificial sharpening and also layered film grain on top).

There hasn’t been a great Blu-ray release of Fellowship EVER – neither the TE nor EE Blu-rays are acceptable quality. It’s pretty sad. That’s why my color restoration exists. It’s much higher quality (and therefore it simply looks better) than any official release.

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Absolutely excellent work. The V3 cut looks absolutely terrific. Thank you for this!

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Thank you very much 44rh1n, this looks utterly fantastic! I remember my first moment when watching the HD Version of the fellowship after I upgraded from my DVD set: I thought someone at the studios must have accidentally turned some color-wheel and went on mastering without realizing the desaster… After all I read that Peter Jackson had a say in every scene they did like that but to be honest I dont agree with him that being an upgrade. The color toning totally didn’t match the cosy hobbiton atmosphere at the beginning any more. All this green all over the place. If it would have been done more subtly it probably would have been good but like this… Now the movie is restored to original with much love and I cant think how this is supposed to look even better with the Netflix source. But if 44rh1n says so it must be so… I am looking forward to this.

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This is a dream come true. Been waiting years for a proper Fellowship release. Can never get it looking nice by adjusting the TV or using software. Where does one download it?

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McConnor said:

Thank you very much 44rh1n, this looks utterly fantastic! I remember my first moment when watching the HD Version of the fellowship after I upgraded from my DVD set: I thought someone at the studios must have accidentally turned some color-wheel and went on mastering without realizing the desaster… After all I read that Peter Jackson had a say in every scene they did like that but to be honest I dont agree with him that being an upgrade. The color toning totally didn’t match the cosy hobbiton atmosphere at the beginning any more. All this green all over the place. If it would have been done more subtly it probably would have been good but like this… Now the movie is restored to original with much love and I cant think how this is supposed to look even better with the Netflix source. But if 44rh1n says so it must be so… I am looking forward to this.

Many thanks!

And I completely agree! The color on the official extended Blu-ray release legitimately looks like a major accident. It’s objectively bad. I can’t fathom how anybody could have approved it.

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I really, really want to see this.

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darksteel1335 said:

Has anybody brought up that transition during the beginning with the maps that goes green? It happens a few times during the prologue.

Comparison image (bottom is 44rh1n’s regrade believe it or not): https://i.imgur.com/dv98iXc.png

I am very aware of this shot, yes. But this green tint during the fade to black exists on the DVD as well, which is why I left it there. (Remember, this release is a color restoration of the DVD’s color, not just a fan regrade). In fact, that shot isn’t even taken from the EE Blu-ray; it was taken from the theatrical Blu-ray. (I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to correct that shot though!)