I had watched ANH:R last week, and today watched the new regrade. Massive improvement over the original revisited’s colors. The skin tones are perfection in most of the movie. I really believe this is the best the blu-ray source can look.
But while I love the grade, I can’t help but think 4K77 would be a better primary source. There’s still that low bit depth, what looks like large radius sharpening (not sure what the proper term is for what I’m seeing), and what looks to be low resolution color channels in certain sections on the outdated Lowry master. I was recently looking at Skymaster’s technicolor edition over on the starwarstrilogy forum to see what someone can really get out of 4K77, and it looks tremendously better than anything that could be sourced from the blu-ray. It’s shocking how clean the edges look and the very low noise. The colors look smooth as heck.
Your colors are on point in the new regrade, but there’s still that awful “Lowry master” look to it, that I don’t think we should have to deal with anymore given the availability of 4K77.