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Death Machine 1994 Looking for right color grading
#1
Guys,

I want your help. I have Death Machine 1994 German DVD, I love this movie and my version is uncut. But I want find right color grading.

This is my version:

[Image: V4lhNVB.jpg]

Like you see in some scenes there are too much blue color.  I know it is BD version but I prefere more my DVD.

Here are screens from, I think US DVD 4:3

https://static.anarchivism.org/cyberpunk...hine04.jpg
[Image: deathmachine04.jpg]

[Image: deathmachine05.jpg]

https://static.anarchivism.org/cyberpunk...index.html


In the scene with the elevator, the color is most different.

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So my request is, if someone have US DVD or Laserdisc or any VHS, please give some screens for comparison.
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#2
After a quick attempted search for any 35mm images or footage online, I've found that there's a German trailer that appears to be from a 35mm print source of some kind from the looks of its. Though the colors are still heavy in the blues (seems to be an intentional creative choice kind of like what James Cameron did for Terminator 2), there are some notable differences from at least the Retro Trailers video you posted, such as the stronger yellow lighting at the start and darker shadows–likely resultant of the print stock contrast.
If you were to do an "accurate" regrade of the movie, I believe this is at least a good place to start.
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#3
UK DVD (111m cut) Vs DE Universum DVD (117m uncut):
http://sd.caps-a-holic.com/vergleich.php...eichID=353
DE BD vs DE Universum DVD (both uncut):
https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&...05&i=6&l=0

What I would do:
  • the BD has DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks for both English and German, so I would not bother to include JP LD track, but I would add French, Italian and Spanish tracks - possibly 5.1 if they exist
  • as UK DVD has the bigger frame size, I'd merge it with BD to get bigger frame and best resolution
  • I'd use DE DVD as color reference - IMHO the nicest
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#4
#LucasGodzilla this deutsch trailer looks very similar to my GER DVD.

#spoRv I know this comparison, before I buy my DVD I check all version. UK is crap, US isn't Uncut. I have ENG audio for this DVD. Russian tracker have ISO of this DVD with ENG audio.


I just wondering what this movie looks on this laserdisc:

[Image: LaserDisc-Death-Machine-Japan-Only-Front800.jpg]

Polish VHS trailer:



I recommend this movie to all s-f fans. After Split Second 1992 and Hardware 1990, my top 3, B class s-f movies Smile
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