Dek Rollins said:
NeverarGreat’s version was not foolproof. Tech prints of Star Wars generally had a lot of green casting, especially in the dark areas IIRC. That shot may be an anomaly from that specific print, but even then, it would be generally accurate.
Oh no…I’m not saying that NeverarGreat’s is perfect, it may have its own “flaws”, but IIRC, it’s closer color and gamma-wise, to the theatrical version that I saw in the summer of '77, than the current ungraded 4k77. I however, had not see a Technicolor version until project 4k77, but find it suspect that it is cast with so much green, and believe that it was more of a mistake in rendering, than how it really should look. But I am thrilled that Dre can make it look so good with his Luts, if the rendering proves this to truly be how a Tech Print really does look.
It might seem surprising, but some of the shots are apparently that green. It’s not how my ideal version would look, but that’s how it is. Whether or not there it’s perfect, a few shots such as this one were likely very, very (unreasonably) green on tech prints.
I think the main instance that we’ve discussed to death on this forum is the corridor shot with R2.