I had a thought and figured I’d post it here. This is my first post on the forum!
I’ve really enjoyed the work of Harmy (and Towne32) to bring us an unadulterated version of the original film. And lately I’ve been following the work from Project 4K77 - also very good stuff (and there’s something special about seeing a transfer from an actual print).
One thing I’ve noticed… The outdoor scenes on 4K77 seem to have more exposure than on DEED. You might think it’s a problem with the film stock 4K77 has, but having seen Star Wars in the theater as kid (17 times), I might argue that over-exposure in those scenes could be what Lucas and Co. were going for originally.
It’s an alien desert world with two suns! I can remember those scenes being jarringly bright. Especially vs. the ‘dark’ of the Death Star. Later releases of SW (including DSE) seem to have pulled down the exposure level from what I think might have been the original intent of the film makers. I don’t know that – it’s just a thought.
I wonder what the thinking is for DEED 3.0. I vote for an over-exposed Tatooine. 😃