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Old July 30 2013, 05:23 PM   #36
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Re: Star Trek TWOK Blue Ray oddity

Harvey wrote: View Post
He does mention it, very briefly.
Thanks, I'll re-read it.

LOL, yep he mentions the unrestored version as 'reddish looking'---which ironically is actually what the movie is supposed to look like before they turned the blue/cyan up to '11' on the restoration.

One of the reasons that they tend to turn down the red and turn up the cyan for Blu-ray is that all the previous video formats VHS, Laserdisc and DVD all had problems with the red 'blooming' and looking unnatural.

In fact, Nick Meyer in his commentary for the 2-disc set comments on this problem occuring 'on video' but 'not on film'.

Therefore ever since Blu-ray came out they have tended to try to fix the problem of the past on a format where it isn't really a factor anymore, by turning down the red and turning up the cyan.

Oh well, hopefully next time they'll get it right or a least closer to what it should be.

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