Just finished watching it. The colors definitely stand out. The one part that was jarring color-wise was the very end when Ripley shoots the alien outta the shuttle. The shots of Ripley had blue and yellow flashing while the shots of the alien (both in the doorway and then out in space) were very gray. I don’t know the exact colors of the film print itself so I’m guessing that was intentional.
The '95 dolby audio was also a new way to hear the film, as there were sound effects I never heard before, as well as more than a few audio cuts where one ended and another began (usually when shots would change to other areas with other members of the crew). Though to be fair, I’ve always remembered the sound of this film being a little weird to say the least. Like how when Parker and Lambert encounter the alien, Parker is clearly screaming, but the only sound is music. And Lambert’s final screams echoing throughout the corridors sounds like Ms. Cartwright did 7 takes and the sound editor used them all and layered them all over each other lol.
Anyway, I appreciate your efforts and can’t wait for Aliens next!!
Yeah that color changing was on the LD. If you go back to page 4 of this thread you can read my post discussing the red/orange coloring on Ripley. The BD has it in some shots but missing it in others. The alien on the BD is green toned but on the LD more gray like you said. The BD being more muted makes it less jarring against the alien shots but its oddly inconstant. Also of intest that change of tone does appear on other masters.
The LD really pushes the colors anytime someone is illuminated by control panels, like on the bridge for example. I actually toned down one shot since I thought people would complain too much.