It looks better in many places because the upscale smoothed some of the hard edges in the Blu-ray, a result of crazy edge enhancement and artificial sharpening applied back in the early 2000s, very common stuff in the DVD era.
Well the reason I posted that was because, since the 4K Blu-Ray sources of ANH and ROTJ will be used for ANH:R and ROTJ:R respectively. And for a moment I thought, why shouldn’t ESB:R somehow get this treatment. I understand already that Topaz and re-rendering of shots was done but, the ESB 4K Blu-Ray exists.
ANH:R is using the 2011 blu-ray as its main source. The 2020 blu-rays are only being used to replace a few shots. The ESB 4k blu-rays look like garbage. The picture has been cropped and horizontally stretched for some unknow reason, horrible static grain throughout and the badly executed use of power windows to brighten or darken certain areas of the frame (the last two plaguing all 3 films). While ROTJ was the worse transfer for the 2011 blu-rays, ESB is for the 2020 versions. If you want to see just how bad the power windows masking has been done, check out ANH during the escape from the Death Star when leia says " we’ve lost the lateral controls". Keep your eye on the falcons windows and you can see the mask isn’t even tracked to the cockpit windows and its not only bleeding all over it , but moving all over the place. The only reason why i’m using the 2020 bluray for ROTJ is because of the huge problems with the 2011 release, but there is so much work to be done to fix all the problems with the new release. Many of the FX shots were re-rendered @ native 1080p for ESB:R 1080p release so it isn’t purely an upscale. And, as the screenshots posted earlier shows, the upscale look better than the native 1080p blu-ray anyway. And i’m certainly not going to go back and spend years redoing ESB just to replace the footage with the inferior 2020 version.
Then why should it matter? Revisited literally looks better then the 4K release of ESB (which looks so desaturated it looks like it was graded by Zack Snyder). The upscale also looks perfect at 1080p. So there’s no issue.
Well, check 34:28. If you look closely at one of the struts that supports the windows of the Falcon’s cockpit, there is an issue there but, I don’t remember what it was, either too smooth, or too bent. (It’s been a while since I saw the 1080p ESB:R…)
But, if there isn’t a issue there, would you mind letting me know?
Well this is the shot @34:28 , so i have no idea what you mean.