Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
[idea] "gritty" version
These days I'm toying with Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection; today, in particular, I rewatched the Alien 3 trailer present in the PAL UK LD, that I think it's a rough 35mm scan... ok, it's (heavily) cropped, so only a bit more than half image is present: still, it's very nice, cinematic.. "gritty" in a way...

So, I thought to imitate that look; using the BD as base, I regraded it using the LD as color reference (and contrast, too); then, I tweaked a lot contrast, increased a bit the saturation, and added a coarse grain plate; at the end - apart colors, which I didn't even attempted to touch - result is pretty similar, and quite interesting; colors "pop" up better, and the image is more alive; the price to pay are crushed blacks and clipped whites - most noticeable in very dark shots, and where there are very bright objects or during light flashes.

ALIEN 3 - top BD untouched, bottom "gritty" version:
[Image: A3_BD_Vs_gritty.jpg]

ALIEN RESURRECTION - top BD untouched, bottom "gritty" version:
[Image: A4_BD_Vs_gritty.jpg]

and three direct high def comparisons
BD Vs BD regraded:
BD Vs "gritty":
BD regraded Vs "gritty":

Opinions on the whole "gritty" idea? Stupid, futile, unortodox may come to mind... any other? Big Grin
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog
Thanks given by:
I like the color tunes of the "gritty" version. No matter if they were some kind of original...
I won't say futile, it may not be some kind of preservation, but it is some kind of interesting optic...
"Never cut a deal with a dragon..."
- Old Shadowrun wisdom
Thanks given by:

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Request] The Wizard of Oz (1982, Toho) English version reconstruction in HD James76 0 46 2021-11-26, 09:56 PM
Last Post: James76
  Independence Day (1996) 1.78:1 version? SpaceBlackKnight 9 32 2021-11-21, 11:48 PM
Last Post: SpaceBlackKnight
  [Request] Les Miserables (1995, Claude Lelouch) HD Version James76 1 79 2021-11-14, 03:47 PM
Last Post: Kynch
  [Request] Babes in Toyland (1986) - 1986 US TV Broadcast Version Reconstruction in HD James76 2 129 2021-10-30, 12:46 AM
Last Post: James76
  Suspiria - R-Rated US theatrical version in HD SpaceBlackKnight 1 428 2021-07-05, 02:07 AM
Last Post: SpaceBlackKnight
  [Proposal] The Exorcist: The Version We've Almost Seen pipefan413 14 4,237 2021-06-12, 12:12 AM
Last Post: mst3kpimp
  [Request] Blade Runner (1982) US broadcast version Lotto 7 5,231 2021-02-22, 01:50 AM
Last Post: Ello_Guvner
  [Idea] The Blair Witch Project - Theatrical Version Bigrob 5 1,305 2021-01-15, 08:26 PM
Last Post: pipefan413
  [Proposal] Predator 2 Widescreen 2.05:1 version Stamper 101 54,423 2020-12-20, 07:03 AM
Last Post: SpaceBlackKnight
  Thor Ragnarok IMAX version awsmguy145 9 1,695 2020-09-19, 01:53 PM
Last Post: Vouka

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)