Lord Starfish said:
I remember seeing a complaint against the BD’s colors in that the brightness made the Beast’s design far too discernable in the early scenes, taking the impact out of the “Step into the light” scene, which was originally the first time the audience gets a clear view of what he looks like…
Being that this movie is older than me and I never saw it in theaters though, I obviously can’t say for sure. But the idea of a 35mm scan of the film still appeals to me because I really don’t like how the BD looks. It looks to me like they applied some rather aggressive edge enhancement or something to it, and the gradients look really messed up at points.
‘‘Almost’’ the same for me: it was the first movie I saw in theaters but the first I ‘‘remember’’ is a little film starring a cowboy and an astronaut where they and others, including a dinosaur, a stretchy dog, and a mutant potato, worship a deity. Points if you can guess what it is (I promise you’ll laugh 😄)
Anyway, I can’t judge how Beauty and the Beast should’ve looked, but I never really had a problem with the DVD or Blu-Ray (although if you’re making the accusation, maybe I remember a little less of a blue tint. I don’t know shrug). I wish you luck on funding and scanning, and I’d be more than happy to help clean it up if you want (I have GIMP, so it’ll have to be TIFF frames). I’d appreciate a comparison video, just to see what changes there are.