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GOUT vs 2019SE (D+/4k master) Dull Color, Dull Contrast, DNR, motion smearing... Ew

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It has bugged some people about the issues that plague both the GOUT and The “new” 4K master. A short summary…
We know the GOUT 2006 bonus DVD is mainly sourced from the 1993 release of the original trilogy. But it is full of many issues. Low contrast. Dull shifted colors. And DNR motion smearing.
We presume that the 4K master is mainly sourced from the 1997 Special Edition (SE) re-scanned in 2012, likely for the “upcoming” 3D release of the Saga, later used for the 4K master. With even more fixing and changing. But this Suffers from similar Low Contrast, Dull Colors, And DNR frozen Grain and Smearing.

Although the new 4k is way better then the 2004 Master (DVD/Blu-ray 2011). The 2004 master Suffered from the complete opposite. Super High Contrast, Oversaturated Odd Tinted Colors, DNR and fake Grain. It has been heavily talked about and I think the studios listened to our pleads

But should we ask ourselves why?
Why Does the 4K master suffer from similar problems as the GOUT? Sure it is sharper and more detailed than the GOUT. Why would they try an make a new master look Dull like an old non reference master?

Lets discuss below…

One day we will have properly restored versions of the Original Unaltered Trilogy (OUT); or 1977, 1980, 1983 Theatrical released versions (Like 4K77,4K80 and 4K83); including Prequels. So that future generations can enjoy these historic films that changed cinema forever.

Yoda: Try not, do or do not, there is no try.

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It is very odd to me. I mean, I prefer the lower contrast and more subdued colors compared to the over-saturated mess we had since 04, but it just seems like a rather abrupt reversal of what George apparently wanted the films to look like. The fact that the planned 3D versions went back to the 1997 masters rather than just using the Lowry remasters again suggests that they knew what they had used in 2004 and 2011 was subpar.

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Low contrast to match the newer spinoff movies.

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Oh man, you’re right. They must have been trying to copy that gritty, washed out look. That look works for Rogue One and Empire, in my opinion, but not for Solo and the other OT films.