I have downloaded the Z VCD from myspleen to use as a reference for the next run, and I created a quick album of shots from my Collectors VHS set for comparison to the other albums: http://imgur.com/a/ddnI9
Yeah kk650 is a lot closer to the VHS.
Here is a quick comparison of the kk650 and 1080p for about 3 and a half minutes in: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/212747
You can see kk650 has a strong teal tint through the window, and Naboo looks very bright and soft (the white atmosphere is teal here), compared to 1080DVD.
The VHS to the 1080DVD: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/212749
The 1080DVD to the Z bootleg: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/212755
That’s actually a pretty tricky shot to compare. The difference isn’t that stricking between different versions.
I also just won an auction for a 35mm Film Reel of TPM Trailer A, so hopefully this could help us!
Impressive. Most impressive. That could help indeed.
I was just quickly skimming though different TV spots and the color timing is very similar to the VHS version like in this one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylfCMt0-vC4
Correct me if I’m wrong, the VHS is the theatrical version?
Yes it is and the only official home video release to have that color timing as far as I know. I have no idea what the VCD version looks like.
The Japanese Laserdisc is also a theatrical version and was released around the same time with the VHS but it actually had the atroucious pink tint that was later seen in the DVD version. At least I remember it looking like that. I just looked at a couple of screenshots from the Laserdisc and they don’t seem that pink so I could be wrong…