In this case sepia plus blue tone for the night scenes. Tinting/toning was less prevalent by 1926 but it was still common enough. The B&W prints were "pure" B&W. I don't know why they did tinted and untinted versions -- maybe a cost-cutting measure? (Sepia and blue-toned sections had to be processed separately.)
This Blu-ray version doesn't look like the very nice looking print that I viewed three years ago. That print had a soft appearance, while still possessing good detail-certainly not the pronounced edges that are on display in those captures.
Seems to be quite electronic looking with edge halos and contrast boosting. A shame because detail is nice in some of those captures.
Hi, I have looked over and over and don't seem to see edge halos on the stills at dvdbeaver. would it be possible for you to point out where to look? Or download one of the stills and use a paint program to circle an example and post here?.
At first I thought it might be an optical artifact or some kind of print defect but why doesn't it show up on the dvd releases?
I do see something to the left of the train, but this was transferred from a different print than the DVD or so I read. Also in the large scan it does not appear to be as solid as I would think if a digital artifact, meaning there are small gaps in the light halo.
Kino's new 2010 catalog mentions an upcoming BD release of Sherlock Jr. and Our Hospitality.
That would be great. I wonder what they will do music-wise? I would hope that for Our Hospitality that they will offer Carl Davis' score as they did for The General.
Sherlock, Jr on the Kino Keaton megaset had a quirky score by the Club Foot Orchestra that many people did not like. I know Sherlock, Jr was shown on AMC once with an alternate score, so it will be interesting to see if there are choices of scores. I actually liked the Club Foot score for the most part and hope it is included.