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#1143174
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kk650's Regraded Dunkirk (2017) V2 (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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I’ve just uploaded a new 9GB release of Dunkirk to the same place as usual. All those interested in knowing where, send me a PM.

This V2 release has had a bit of warmth reintroduced compared to the previous release to remove the slightly cold edge the colours had before and make the colours warmer and more appealing overall. Here are some screencap comparisons for this new V2 release:

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#1142911
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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I’ve just uploaded Revenge of the Sith Version 3 to Myspleen. The release is 23 GB and includes the DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 audio track from the blu-ray.

With this Revenge of the Sith Version 3 release I have regraded the film to remove the constant blanket green tint found throughout the whole blu-ray. Removing the constant blanket green tint also has the effect of increasing the heat of the lightsaber cores, making the lightsaber fights feel more intense.

The fleshtones of the blu-ray have also been adjusted to be consistant with the other V3 Prequel releases and the latest Semi-Specialised Editions.

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#1142203
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kk650's Regraded Dunkirk (2017) (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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Thank you for the feedback guys, appreciated! Looks like there’s enough interest in this Dunkirk regrade for a 9GB release so I had another look at the blu-ray.

I think you are right ToasterBoy, all the blanket yellow tint has been removed but it leaves the image slightly too cool. It very often does help to take a break from a release for a few days and look at it again afterwards with fresh eyes. I’ve reintroduced a touch of the blanket yellow tint to take away that cold edge. I’ll update the screencap comparisons soon.

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#1141395
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kk650's Regraded Rogue One (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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I’ve just uploaded a regrade of Rogue One to Myspleen. The release is 23 GB and includes the DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 audio track from the blu-ray.

I received numerous requests to check out the Rogue One official blu-ray to see if there was a blanket tint and contrast/brightness issues with this release, so I had a look and could see that they were 100% right, a blanket green tint has been applied to the whole film, the brightness has been reduced as well so the film looks a little underexposed and the contrast is slightly lacking as well, making the image look a little flat and digital compared to the Star Wars films shot on film.

With this release I have gone ahead and removed the blanket green tint across the whole film and increased the brightness and contrast so the film now looks correctly exposed and the image is less flat and more appealing. I now feel that the film is far more pleasing to the eye, removing the blanket green tint brings all the other colours in the film back to life, making it a lot more enjoyable to watch. The DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 audio track from the blu-ray has also been included as well as chapters timings.

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#1141105
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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AncientOne said:

Hello, I’m having a hard time finding links to your amazing edits. Can someone please PM me? Thanks. My external crashed and I had KK650’s Original trilogy.

They’re currently only available in high quality on Myspleen. I’m been getting a lot of messages from those that have had hard disk crashes and lost a lot of my high quality releases from tehparadox in the process, so there are many in the same boat as you. The aim is to rerelease these older regrades from tehparadox at some point, can’t say when that will be though.

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#1141099
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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Jp4195 said:

I was just going to ask if a project like this existed, these are just corrections of the official Blu Rays right ?

I haven’t edited The Phantom Menace in any way so in that sense its identical to the blu-ray. I added grain to combat the waxy DNRed look of the official blu-ray so this Regrained Edition looks a lot more filmlike than the official blu-ray, especially in motion. Then using the new Regrained Edition source I removed the blanket green tint on the blu-ray and lastly adjusted the fleshtones.

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#1140345
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (blanket green tint removed and skin tones corrected)
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I’ve just uploaded a regrade of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to Myspleen. The release is 22.9 GB and includes the DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 audio track from the blu-ray.

When the Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens blu-ray screencaps started cropping up, I had a look and thought that there seemed to be something off about the fleshtones, they all seemed too red but I couldn’t be sure. When I got my hands on the blu-ray and had the chance to look at the whole film in closer detail, I could see that I was right, all the fleshtones look too red and sunburnt. Most likely this was done to maintain continuety with the reddish sunburnt fleshtones of the previous Star Wars Original Trilogy blu-rays. There is also a subtle blanket green tint across the whole blu-ray that gives the sunlight a greenish/flat feeling.

So with this release I have gone ahead and corrected the fleshtones so that everybody doesn’t look sunburnt. I have also removed the blanket green tint, making the sunlight far more natural looking. The opening scroll has also been selectively regraded to closely match the original trilogy theatrical releases. I now feel that the film is far more pleasing to the eye, correcting the overly reddish/sunburnt fleshtones and removing the blanket green tint brings all the other colours in the film back to life, making it a lot more enjoyable to watch. Also included are the chapter timings taken straight from the official blu-ray.

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#1139997
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kk650's Star Wars Saga: Regraded and Semi-Specialized
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I should have the regrades of The Phantom Menace and Rogue One ready to put up as public torrents either later on today or tomorrow. The regrades of Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith and the Force Awakens hopefully a day after that. Finally i’ll put up the current versions of the Semi-Specialised Editions.

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#1139546
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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Octorox said:

Cool beans, I’m glad these are a little more conservative than your previous takes on these movies, even though I didn’t mind the warmer look on the prequels. With your Semi-Specialized releases, will there be any editorial changes or just new grading?

No changes to the edits, I will be creating a different version of the Empire Strikes Back Semi-Specialised Edition with Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor though, there have been a number of requests for that. I will also create two versions of Return of the Jedi to give everybody the choice of the Yub Nub or Victory Celebration ending.

In terms of regrading, I will be adjusting the Star Wars Semi-Specialised Edition V2.6 so it feels slightly warmer overall. The Empire Strikes Back Semi-Specialised Edition V2.6 looks just right to my eyes so that will be staying the same. The last version of the Return of the Jedi Semi-Specialised Edition was V2.15 so the difference with the new V2.6 will be pretty big.

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#1139529
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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Funcha said:

What are you planning for Attack of the Clones V3?

A new improved V3 release, using the high quality Attack of the Clones HDTV Transport Stream that hasn’t been DNRes to high heaven like the blu-ray, so it has much better overall detail and grain. Like with The Phantom Menace V3 release, all the blanket green tint on top of the film has been removed. It’s a big improvement over the previous V2 release IMHO.

For the Revenge of the Sith V3 release i’ll be using the blu-ray as the main source, its the only Prequel blu-ray that looks good to my eyes, and removing all the blanket green tint like with The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones V3 releases. I’m very happy with how all three look now.

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#1139525
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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What would be a big mistake would be to put up 22gb torrents only for them to die after a few days. I have a friend that takes care of uploading my releases as torrents. He says that he wouldn’t be able to upload any new releases if he was constantly having to jump in to reseed 22gb releases that have no seeds, he simply does not have the upload bandwidth to do both at the same time, so for that reason he’s not willing to upload 22gb releases.

If others committed to keeping the 22gb releases alive once he finished uploading them, that would be a different matter. I’ve discussed this at length with him and he would be willing to upload 22gb releases if he could be confident that they would stay up without him having to step in to reseed them.

If anybody with a seedbox would be willing to help my friend by committing to keeping the 22gb or 9gb releases alive (he’s told me he should be able to keep the 2-5gb releases alive himself), send me a PM. I would not be able to pay you of course but I would be willing to take on personal requests for regrades or consider other requests in exchange.

When it comes to these new Star Wars releases though, you don’t need to worry guys, at least when it comes to the Prequel Trilogy and the Semi-Specialised Original Trilogy, i’ll be putting up 22gb releases of these latest version onto Myspleen like I’ve always done.

Rogue One and The Force Awakens are too new though so they are not allowed on Myspleen as far as I know.

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#1139267
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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Sorry guys, I was going through this release and came across one or two places in the film where there are duplicate frames, so i’ve nuked this V3 release. I’ll get the issue fixed, reencode it and rerelease it as V3.01 in the next few days. The Phantom Menace is my favourite of the prequels so I want to make sure that everything is just right.

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#1139231
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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ZaneFlare92 said:

Very excited to hear this and cant wait to see them KK650!!! I have a question concerning the OT regrades, are you gonna have 2.6’s of ESB 2.6 ( with Ian Mcdiarmid as Emperor) and Rotj 2.6 as well???

That’s the plan! Got to release Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One first though, then i’ll move onto the Semi Specialised Editions and then finally The Force Awakens.

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#1139122
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kk650's Regraded Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 (blanket green tint removed from blu-ray)
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I’ve just uploaded a 5gb release of the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Regrained Edition V3 I just finished to the same place as usual. All those interested in knowing where, send me a PM. I’ll also be uploading new V3 releases of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in the next few days.

With this Regrained Edition of The Phantom Menace I have added grain back to the waxy looking DNRed blu-ray release, bringing out the hidden detail of the blu-ray transfer. Adding grain also gives the film a far more natural looking filmic appearance, which it should always have had because this film was shot on film, unlike Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith that were shot on digital cameras.

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#1135365
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kk650's Regraded Kingsman: The Secret Service (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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I’ve just uploaded a new regrade of Kingsman: The Secret Service to the same place as usual. All those interested in knowing where, send me a PM. Here are some screencap comparisons for those interested:

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#1135359
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kk650's Regraded Raiders of the Lost Ark (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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Turisu said:

The BD has some horribly blown out whites. This is particularly noticeable in the opening of the ark sequence. A lot of detail has been irretrievably lost. The WOWOW makes for a far better source in my view.

Depends on what you consider more important. Neither source is perfect, both have their strengths and weaknesses. When considering what source to use for one of my regrades, how natural the grain looks and how filmic the transfer looks overall is what is most important to me, blown highlights/crushed blacks/softness in certain shots are very much secondary issues by comparison.

I love the look of natural film grain so the grain looking as natural as possible is one of the things I consider most important when choosing a source. For that reason I have no plans to do a regraded release of the latest 4k remastered release of Terminator 2 to remove the blanket teal tint for instance because the source has been massively DNRed and has very little grain left, even though technically you could say that it has more overall detail than previous blu-ray releases.

The 4k remastered blu-ray of Raiders of the Lost Ark has much more natural looking grain and looks much more filmic in comparison to the more blocky digital looking WOWOW release so it makes for a far better source for me.