“Questions, comments, complaints, nitpicking, over-analyzing, opinions, speculation, and wild theories are welcome.”
This is in the OP…
I tried to look in to what is the cause of Hue shifting and I came across the term “Fogging” when a film is exposed to heat this can cause color shifting in the negative, we also accept that the BLu-ray master is very Magenta and everyone hates the Magenta / pink problem and we want it all to look right without this. Did “Fogging” occur on the camera negative or on the original master or a combination of both?
The overall Magenta problem has clearly been irradicated here there is no complaint or some sort of theory on George Lucus original vision. This looks about right to me.
What I am calling in to question is when we have a full blown “Magenta Moment” and everything is also off base and out of Hue. We typically find these “Magenta Moments” will totally shift highlights out or the brighter parts particularly explosions don’t look right. This is found in the Blu-ray is it also in the prints too? It’s more noticeable at extremities of brightness.
The first “Magenta moment” in Blu-ray occurs when the Tantive blockade runner get’s hit by a laser and an explosion occurs. The explosion looks totally off and the general color also is. Is this also the same in the film prints?
Another example would be perhaps when R2-D2 get’s his head blown up again it looks wrong it’s meant to be white / yellow not pink magenta.
But Luke going totally pink is outside of this there is no extremity in play it totally just shifts out for no apparent reason in to full on “Magenta Moment” and there is little other color information left.
Generally I found that it’s a straight up swap the magenta for quite a lot of yellow but I don’t think there is a one size fits all to to get rid the problem…