Yeah much better the gain levels are looking much better now.
I posted this over on Fanres as I have been looking at my Old DVD…
A few things I noticed while looking at my original Hemdale DVD of the Terminator. I think the transfer might be out on hue slightly
Some shots are more so in the Wrong Hue -
Dump truck at the beginning first shot after credits
Some shots in Technoir club
Future War Terminator Infiltration
Tunnel Chase with the Bombs
Terminator when he first get’s in the truck at the end
Basically there are various shots and parts littered throughout in the wrong Hue,
On the opening future war sequence 2 shots are placed in the wrong order… It should be Robot Tank flashlight then the Tank Tracks then back to the upper body with Gun Shooting.
When the Cops first try to call Sarah Connor the answer phone is Purpleish. As of this momment much of the correct Color for Gingers apartment and the Technoir Club is strangely missing up until they leave by the back door into the alley. It’s like the film is suddenly not stylized for quite a period of time. The purplish color is completely absent for the night scenes gingers apartment and the club in the transfer and I would also assume further transfers. I think this is an error. The Police station does not carry the purplish grade though that is meant to juxtapose with a different feel. A production still on the back of the hemdale DVD also backs up the outside of the Club should be blue lit and the original Teaser trailer with the concept art whilst inside we have reds pinks purples and blue lights.
Strange Color on Stop Motion Terminator shots.
I found that the film was very desaturated compared to the deleted scenes by about 40-50%
Bearing in Mind that battle at the end A still on the back of the DVD shows a cyan type of light which in parts the Hemdale DVD looks like this but the vast majority of the time it is more purple / blue. I think the Hemdale is correct mostly at the end but where it goes Cyan it is actually meant to be Purple / Blue like the rest of the film. So It seems that the film is shifting about a bit and it would also seem certain shots or parts were treated differently or processed in a different way. So in summary the film is a bit all over the place but stick with the purple / blue and you find it is what comes up on top and the image is good like this it feels intended. The later releases have the warehouse by and large devoid of this blue / purple tint and devoid of the colored light.
Where is the music by Brad Fiedel that features in the final trailer?
Interesting this official music video has the blue tint in the apartment but still not much difference in the technoir club, And various cyan vs purple / blue tints
This is basically what I got and I think this is correct or along these lines
This was from the Terminator fans
Also of note the Terminator eye Surgery scene need extra tint added (cyan) and darkening it’s over bright in the transfer.
Basically it’s a screwed up Master but there is evidence to suggest that certain parts need a little extra help to get it where it needs to be.
So FYI look at doing extra grading separated off from your current Grade especially Gingers apartment and Technoir sequence and the eye surgery scene in particular as these are way off from the master.