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Help Wanted: Chewbacca green nose in the Despecialized Edition (v2.1)

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So I got my copy of the theatrical cut, gosh at least 8 years ago or so. So I’m not sure if this has been fixed in more recent versions, and apologies if it’s been addressed elsewhere, I couldn’t find any mention of it.

But why does Chewie have a green nose here? Is this what it looked like in 1977 or was this a bad hue shift during color grading?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yelrleidk1bwz7h/20200504_105622.jpg?dl=0

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I want to say yes? I’ve been out of this all for over 8 years, so I’m not 100% sure. But I believe so.

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NeverarGreat said:

The Despecialized edition v 2.1 had a particularly strong green hue, so it is a problem with grading.

Ahh. Ok, so it is an older version problem. Well cool then, I guess it took me 8+ years to see that ha off to 2.7 I go! Thanks!

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Well I finally got around to getting 2.7 and his nose is still green. So I’m beginning to wonder if that’s just how it’s supposed to be? Or if it’s something that’s just clearly missed in the editing?

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The green nose in the original post isn’t just a strong tint - it looks like green paint! I haven’t got my DEED 2.7 handy to check but am wondering how this happened. Could it be an example where a LUT can occasionally go badly wrong compared to adjusting colours with curves?

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I’ve taken a look at the 2011 blu-ray, Despecialized 20.1, 2.5 and 2.7, Team Blu77, Puggo Grande, SSE 1.6, and 4K77. In the Blu-ray, there is a green tint to Chewie’s nose which might have been a stylistic choice but the image is so dim that it’s not very noticeable. With the increased brightness in the 2.1 and 2.5 versions of Despecialized (which already had a strong green tint in many scenes), this green became much worse. The tint was finally reduced for for 2.7, but it only took the tint back down to something resembling the original 2011 color cast.

Here’s a comparison of all the relevant versions:

Blu-ray
Blu-ray

2.1
2.1

2.7
2.7

Team Blu
Team Blu

SSE 1.6
SSE 1.6

4K77 1.0
4K77 1.0

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/99B91NNU

And here’s the Puggo Grande version for fun, note the lack of a green cast for this one:

No Green

So for most of the versions of this film, there is a noticeable green tint to this shot. However, most versions don’t turn his nose bright green and look more like a stylistic choice for the grading.

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You have version 2.1, so maybe that’s why it’s like that. I don’t think it’s like that for me.