Screenshots of Aliens on BD and DVD:
Jeebsus, after seeing these comparison shots of how dramatically the blu-ray version of ALIENS has been colour-tampered now, any DVNR quibbles are the least of my worries...
It's as dramatic a revision as was done to ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, and others, and all for the worse as far as I'm concerned. Some may like this new colouration of older movies, but these titles have now taken on the overly-stylised colouration that is evident in too many modern movies nowadays, for my tastes...and personally, this fad is spoiling many a release for me.
I had really looked forward to this whole high-definition re-release promise for many of my old favourites, but hadn't realised that they would all end up with such a drastic new 're-tint', compared to their previous versions... That effect was fine for the likes of the MATRIX movies, but this is too much now! :(
Anyway, as the 'Alien Appendix #7:The ALIEN SAGA Archive' thread on the 'Other Preservations and Fan Projects' forum still seems to be frozen up at Jonno's recent post, I'd just like to flag up this little anomaly here instead - In his recent review of the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY blu-ray set, Bill Hunt reckons that the 'Theatrical' version of ALIEN has the original colour timing of Brett's "Here Jonesy..." scene - http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviewshd/bdreviews102210.html
Eh? What's going on? Is it true that this particular scene's colour has been restored? And if so, I sure wish the whole 'Theatrical' blu-ray release could been in it's original non-'Director's Cut' colouring...