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[idea] "gritty" version
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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: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/199970
BD Vs "gritty": http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/199971
BD regraded Vs "gritty": http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/199972

Opinions on the whole "gritty" idea? Stupid, futile, unortodox may come to mind... any other? Big Grin
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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...
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