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Terminator 2 JP SqueezeLD Laserdisc Rip - Different (possibly original?) Color Timing

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So I recently got my hands on the “Squeeze LD” laserdisc of Terminator 2. Something I noticed right away was how different the color was. Here are some screenshots. I used an online free collage maker so some of the screenshots are cropped/cut off. I included the unedited VLC snaps as well so you can see. This comparison was done against the THX 1997 DVD:

Squeeze LD
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THX DVD
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Will be uploading to Mega soon and will gladly share with anyone who wants it

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IIRC, somewhere was said that they made an error on the first squeeze LD release: they forgot to grade the colors. I think somewhere was stated that James Cameron was not amused.

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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YES!! For all things holy, I MUST have this. FINALLY a version of T2 without the pushed blue color timing (nothing against everyone who likes it. I understand it works for the movie, but T1 didn’t have a blue push, so I feel T2 shouldn’t either). It actually looks more like the trailer colors, which had a lot more neutral colors with a slight purple push for night scenes.

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TylerDurden389 said:

YES!! For all things holy, I MUST have this. FINALLY a version of T2 without the pushed blue color timing (nothing against everyone who likes it. I understand it works for the movie, but T1 didn’t have a blue push, so I feel T2 shouldn’t either). It actually looks more like the trailer colors, which had a lot more neutral colors with a slight purple push for night scenes.

Yes, there’s still a fair amount of blue in some scenes (opening war scene, phone booth), but for the most part the colors are more natural when they should be.

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MrBrown said:

IIRC, somewhere was said that they made an error on the first squeeze LD release: they forgot to grade the colors. I think somewhere was stated that James Cameron was not amused.

Its not the intended way to watch T2 sure, and I don’t have a problem with the original movie (one of my favorites ever), but in my opinion it’s nice to see a more varried color pallete throughout

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kchrules said:

MrBrown said:

IIRC, somewhere was said that they made an error on the first squeeze LD release: they forgot to grade the colors. I think somewhere was stated that James Cameron was not amused.

Its not the intended way to watch T2 sure, and I don’t have a problem with the original movie (one of my favorites ever), but in my opinion it’s nice to see a more varried color pallete throughout

That’s for sure.
I also would love to get the link. I have the LD myself, and got it ripped, but each side one file, and having one file version would be nice.
Which audio track did you rip? The digital track is said to be really powerful on that disc.

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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MrBrown said:

That’s for sure.
I also would love to get the link. I have the LD myself, and got it ripped, but each side one file, and having one file version would be nice.
Which audio track did you rip? The digital track is said to be really powerful on that disc.

I will share it with you as well, and yes I cut all 3 sides together so it just flows like the movie should. Also stretched it to 16:9. I did rip the digital track.

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Cool, thanks.

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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Hello, could I have a MEGA link as well? Thanks in advance.

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Link is up, message me if you want it

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i would also i to have the mega link this looks amazing

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Surely, that would be a fold down, and not a true mono mix?

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MrBrown said:

IIRC, somewhere was said that they made an error on the first squeeze LD release: they forgot to grade the colors. I think somewhere was stated that James Cameron was not amused.

I guess that would explain why we’re not getting True Lies or The Abyss on an HD disc format until hell freezes over. 😉

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i keep getting this when i try and read private messages
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pathustler85 said:

i keep getting this when i try and read private messages
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That’s unusual. Did you have an unread message waiting?

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Not sure, maybe they did a real mono version. I listened to it years ago but forgot. It could be cool to get it again.

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amazing thank u for the link i really did the way this whole transfer looks it looks way more film like than any on other ld version

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I like that in this transfer, clipped whites in all home video versions of the film (including the 3D) clearly have some information here. Clearly this film need a 4K redo (ie adjusting the clipped stuff, grain restore)