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The Rise of Skywalker - theatrical (!) regrade

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A friend told me he found a… ehr… “theatrical version” that has colors that look very similar to the theater projection, according to him at least.

He provided it, and I tried to regrade the BD using it as color reference.

BD untouched

BD regraded

Now, I don’t know if this color grading is theatrically accurate, and if so, how much; if there is some interest in this regrading, I could do it BUT! I need help: the reference file is 30fps progressive and has quite many blended frames; if someone would step in to de-blend at least the ones in the shot changes, I’ll do the regrading.

Opinions?

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That color grading looks fantastic!

“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.”

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Thanks!

Now, if you want to see it finished, a good soul must step in to put in sync the reference video with the untouched one… 😄 😄 😄

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Looks fantastic… I’d be watching the film much more often in this form. The BD colors look downright ugly in comparison when you see it played like this. I’d love to watch it with your colors.
Much closer to what I remember from the theatre as well. Even before seeing this, I always felt the film looked weird on the BD.
When will they stop slapping these hideous tints on whole films and doing other unnecessary fugly changes to their home video releases?

I hope you’ll find a way to get this project done!

I also hope you’ll find the time to reply to my private messages 😕

“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.”