Blu Ray worst than Youtube ???

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Blu Ray worst than Youtube ???

PostSun Jul 23, 2017 3:45 pm

Well, not sure if was fast fadding in last years, or poor color correction software, or different 35mm sources, but this film have terrible color on Blu Ray, while in a youtube clip from years ago we don't see such deep problems:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_77/the_sailor_who_fell_from_grace_with_the_sea_blu-ray.htm




Film preservation still needs attention from studios. I presume there is a lot of films fadding away, losting color information.
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Re: Blu Ray worst than Youtube ???

PostSun Jul 23, 2017 4:59 pm

Shout Factory obviously just licensed the film from the production company. Avco Embassy, the distributor is not around any more. Using a release print that has faded is not a very good idea for a BluRay release, unless it is the only print left of the original film. This is why we complain about some films not being available. There may not be a good starting version that will look good when on BluRay.
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Re: Blu Ray worst than Youtube ???

PostSun Jul 23, 2017 7:18 pm

On DVD Beaver they said it used the best available source, a print. Not sure if the camera negative was lost or wasn't available for this video producer. rmaybe the earlie release was from the same print and it just fadded a lot in the last 10 years.
Film restorer Robert A. Harris once told that the The Alamo 1960 (staring John Wayne) had survied in the original roadshow version in a print, and it was released in laserdisk. Harris told to the studio to put the surviving print in very cold storage to try to stop the fadding process, but they didn't and today the film it's very fadded, maybe like this one above or more, not possible to decent results using digital color correction tools.
I theory it's possible to design a software to use the color information of the laserdisk, to try to recreate the missing (or almost) color layer that had fadded. But I supose it would be very expansive.

silentfilm wrote:Shout Factory obviously just licensed the film from the production company. Avco Embassy, the distributor is not around any more. Using a release print that has faded is not a very good idea for a BluRay release, unless it is the only print left of the original film. This is why we complain about some films not being available. There may not be a good starting version that will look good when on BluRay.
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