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Alien saga [Fundamental Collection]

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Time to announce the mysterious first four titles of the Fundamental Collection... they are, of course:
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien³
  • Alien: Resurrection
Projects consist mainly in the color regrade of the high definition source, using laserdiscs as color references; usual five languages and subtitles would be added.

Alien
I used the D-Theater as main source, and BD as second source, because the D-Theater was the Director’s Cut. Video is a bit wider than BD, and, after a careful cleaning, it retains more details, too. I used the PAL UK laserdisc as it used a distinctly different master; now, for example, the Ash head scene is green, and should be closer to the film colors.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205713
as you can see, most of the shots have a wider image in comparison to the BD, except the ones shorter or not present in the theatrical cut

Aliens
BD as the only source, PAL UK laserdisc as color reference; as the LD was the Special Edition, I did all the needed steps to put it in sync with the theatrical cut; I have decided to use a brief (3s) shot from laserdisc, because is different from BD.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205714
no more “mono-green-tint” now!

Alien³
BD as the only source, PAL UK laserdisc as color reference; LD colors are warmer and they seems to be color accurate - for example, it’s still blue out of the window in the second scene in Andrews’ office, as in the first one, while in the BD it’s greyish; also, the slight pink shift present in the BD is not there in the LD.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205715
pink tint gone

Alien: Resurrection
BD as the only source, DTS NTSC US laserdisc as color reference; it seems this laserdisc, as well as the THX AC3 and earlier DVD, used a silver retention processed print as source or as color reference; colors are warmer, and no sign of the quite heavy pink shift present in the BD.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205716
pink tint gone as well; increased contrast, and color variations are fixed - note for example the water in the 5th row and Call’s skin in the 6th one

Note: all versions are the theatrical cuts.

Status: all video lossless encoded; waiting to obtain the missing foreign tracks to calculate the right bitrate for the lossy encodes.
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Alien comparison "at a glance": http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205713

Top BD, bottom Fundamental Collection:

[Image: comparison_alien1_bd_fc.jpg]
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog
Aliens comparison "at a glance": http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205714

Top BD, bottom Fundamental Collection:

[Image: comparison_alien2_bd_fc.jpg]
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog
Alien³ comparison "at a glance": http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205715

Top BD, bottom Fundamental Collection:

[Image: comparison_alien3_bd_fc.jpg]
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog
Alien: Resurrection comparison "at a glance": http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/205716

Top BD, bottom Fundamental Collection:

[Image: comparison_alien4_bd_fc.jpg]
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog
Interesting, what is the shot in ALIENS which differs between both versions?
It's the one where the shuttle, remotely piloted by Bishop, arrives to the planet, just before the landing.
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
Fundamental Collection | Vimeo channel | My blog
Interesting, I knew some of the SE shots were made like in 1990, but I never noticed this one differed. I don't watch the film often anyway.
I have the DVD DTS audio from the Japan Quadrilogy of the theatrical cuts if wanted.
I've seen Aliens on 35mm and 70mm. Closest from memory regarding colour and look was the USA THX laserdisc. I think DVDMike was at the same showing as me and came to the same conclusion.

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