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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!

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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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Test clip (top untouched, bottom regraded, 60s, no audio, few frames are wrongly regraded due to out-of-sync reference):
https://easyupload.io/vl4nm6 (online until August 8, 2021)

Waiting for feedbacks.

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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 😕

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This is a little off-topic but he hasn’t responded to any of my PMs either.

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Sorry, didn’t want to be rude, but as I’m not here any day, and all the time I log in I see a lot of messages asking for links to my projects, sometimes I just forget to answer to some of them.

To be clear: sadly I had an HDD crash some times ago, therefore I lost all projects, along with links to online versions; someone reported that few of them are still floating in the wild, but frankly I don’t know where…

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That looks super nice! Much more “Force Awakens”-y in terms of colors.

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I’d really love to see this project seen to completion. While I’m not super sensitive to color grading stuff such as what happens with Blu-Rays. After seeing stuff like Hal9000’s Ascendant and this, I do look at the film as-is now and can’t unsee this kind of ugly tint that has been placed over the whole thing.

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This certainly jogs my memory of how blue it looked in the theaters. It never really tracked with me how different the Blu Ray looks (granted, I’ve only watched it once).

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Wazzles said:

This certainly jogs my memory of how blue it looked in the theaters. It never really tracked with me how different the Blu Ray looks (granted, I’ve only watched it once).

i watched the rise of skywalker twice in cinema’s

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The cinema print of this film definitely looks more visually appealing. I don’t understand how studios see the need to change the colour grading with nearly every Blu-ray release they put out.

Can you imagine how the cinema version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 looks compared to the home releases?

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I would imagine it looked similar to the UHD release. The Blu-ray also added too much green and teal.

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