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Jurassic Park - Theatrical '93 Regrade

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It’s been 2 years since I’ve talked on here oof but here’s hoping for a comeback:

Since 1993, Jurassic Park has had its colouring significantly altered since it’s theatrical release. Using shots from a 35mm scan and production stills, I have attempted to regrade the Blu-Ray (German 2011) to appear more accurate to the original theatrical release.

Here are 11 comparison shots, Blu-Ray is on the left, regrade is on the right:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/439034743603068940/616356980633763920/Comp1.png?width=1296&height=702
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616356989341270026/Comp2.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616356999872905262/Comp3.png
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/439034743603068940/616357012711669818/Comp4.png?width=1296&height=702
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357026179579935/Comp5.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357032563572738/Comp6.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357813081341952/Comp11.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357127132414041/Comp7.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357132815695882/Comp8.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357138511691819/Comp9.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439034743603068940/616357173542387713/Comp10.png

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Good that you have removed the blue filter, but the colours still feel like someone desaturated the image and then applied a yellow filter on it. A 35mm projected print will be warmer, but also have a great colour separation between the primaries and the various shades. It’s almost impossible to recreate that with the poor quality Blu-rays.
Also, the framing of the image on the Blu-ray is smaller and different than the 35mm version. The dinosaur heads were not cut off the frame in the cinema and the top framing was higher, showing more vertical info. There was less info at the left side and more on the right, compared to the Blu-ray.
You can find videos of a 35mm projected print on Youtube to get an idea. Just search “Jurassic Park 35mm screening.”

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Why would you use production stills to regrade a film???

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Reese said:

Why would you use production stills to regrade a film???

In this film’s case I’d see no point. However, with films that either have differing palettes in their various releases, or those that have been modified over the years and with no theatrical source as a reference; production stills can offer some clues as how the image looked in its neutral form.

Caligula’expanded OST, V2 Released
The Shining’s complete OST
Ghidorah, The Tree-Headed Monster (English dub synched to Toho cut)

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IsanRido said:

Reese said:

Why would you use production stills to regrade a film???

In this film’s case I’d see no point. However, with films that either have differing palettes in their various releases, or those that have been modified over the years and with no theatrical source as a reference; production stills can offer some clues as how the image looked in its neutral form.

All of the home video releases of JP 1-3, with the exception of the very first VHS editions, have a wrong colour grading with pink and magenta push drowning out the warm mud-brown and golden timing of the original prints. The laserdisc, DVD, Blu-ray and UHDs also have a very dull contrast, destroying any depth the image had. The 3D version is the closest to the prints and even that went overboard with the orange and the reds. The 35mm scan also doesn’t look as warm (yellow-green) as the prints should. It has a blue cast (much less than the home videos).