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'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - bluray and colour timing changes (Released) — Page 18

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I’ve also been looking for the WOWOW version.

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JadedSkywalker said:

Why is every release since Lowry so soft looking, and a heavy use of DNR.

You would hope a fresh 4K scan that is as sharp as possibly without artificially sharpening the image or using digital video noise reduction techniques, would be the next step for a 4K UHD release.

But knowing Paramount and Lucasfilm it will be the 4K Imax restoration with the messed up colors. Since that is also the current 4K DCP most likely.

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Well i watched the blu ray version again as it aired on thanksgiving on Paramount Network. I have no idea how this version ever was passed off as releasable. First you have the problem with Satipos face morphing at the beginning of the film and no consistency in the color timing from reel to reel, sharpness or anything really.
Some scenes are heavily DVNR’ed some are okay, but far too many are overexposed and Indy has sunburn in almost the entire movie with an orange face. The colors are overly muddy looking in places and others too much brightened. I hope this is not the version that makes it to 4K and we get a new scan.

Younger audiences don’t watch older movies. Just as silent and then black and white films have been ignored, films from ‘before you were born’ tend not to be watched. Film grain and older analog looking color timings are a dated look.

So like colorizing black and white, scrubbing the grain, inserting some CG effects and adding HDR gives a more modern & digital appearance that they hope will appeal to a younger customer base.

Dr. M

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The 4K is a significant upgrade over the old BD

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SpacemanDoug said:

The 4K is a significant upgrade over the old BD

Ayup.
Still keeping the BD set since the current 4K releases don’t have newer BDs derived from the 4K set. Would like the bonus features not on any current formats to be properly preserved too.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.

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Somewhere between the UHD and DVD/WOWOW colors would be perfect for me.

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