Now that the mods have moved this to the preservation section, I’m probably going to have to take it a lot more seriously!
So, now that I have finally gotten a hold of the Reddit Solo - A Star Wars Story regrade project, ‘The Bold One’ by user 12ParsecsRoundedDown, progress on this has sped up significantly. I own a legitimately purchased copy of the original film, so don’t even go down that rabbit hole.
This is intended to be a much subtler regrade using ‘The Bold One’ as a base.
Broom Kid explains it best:
Broom Kid said:
If the Bold One’s… boldness, LOL… could be tamed just a smidge, it’d be perfect. I think as a guideline for what Chase is trying to do, it’s a good one. It serves as a good example of just how much color information is still there under all that low-contrast imagery, and how much the movie can pop with a few solid adjustments. It also serves as an example of what going just a bit too far can look like.
Honestly, someone could probably do a general full-movie adjustment of Bold One that reduces some of the blue and green, pulls the contrast down just a smidgen, maybe ups the brightness just a touch, and turns down the saturation mildly, and it would fit RIGHT in next to Empire Strikes Back, Rogue One, or The Last Jedi in terms of visual appearance.
SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
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