Now that the excellent Raiders of the Lost Ark 35mm LPP Theatrical Experience has been released, it is the perfect moment to restart the Raiders of the Lost Ark regrade thread, only this time using the WOWOW HDTV broadcast as a basis. This will be a shot by shot regrade of that broadcast, using the 35mm LPP as a reference:
This way viewers will be able to see the film with the original theatrical color timing, but in pristine broadcast quality.
The regrade will be done, using the color matching tool I’ve developed, to ensure the colors are as close to the 35mm reference as is humanly possible:
Here’s a first example frame:
35 mm LPP:
WOWOW HDTV broadcast:
WOWOW regraded to match the 35mm LPP:
A special thanks to litemakr, and all those who contributed, for providing us with such an excellent source of reference!