Originally Posted by NagysAudio
The colors on this new transfer may not be 100% exact, but they are VERY, VERY close to the way The Terminator looked originally. As close as an automated digital process can produce. Way closer than any old dusty, faded, inaccurate 35mm presentations anyone on this board had seen. Or the pathetic previous home video releases. This is according to a third party film preservationist and historian, the director of the film, the DP of the film, and the studio. The case is most definitely closed and some of you need to stop living in complete denial. The new transfer is breathtaking.
MMmmm, too many verys there. Reinforces further Cameron's trademark cool palette, yes but not accurate to its original color timing.
You really need to keep your narratives straight; is it Cameron supervised frame by frame and color corrected this transfer or is it an automated digital process?
What Torsten Kaiser described was not whether it was automated but whether the grading was done globally or shot-by-shot. He further addresses many variables to why results for transfers and masters can vary so widely.
His tweaking of a few caps of the transfer to conform closer to a Deluxe print is most likely what is 'VERY, VERY close to the way The Terminator looked originally."
Do you have any references for the DP directly addressing the new transfer?
No one is debating the transfer's merits in significantly improved detail, solely the changes in the color timing. Some do not care for it while others are content.
Although I have not watched the film in years and do not have the mono track ingrained into my memory as others, there seems to be quite a few people who disagree agree with you in the disparity between the mono and 5.1 mixes. Who is correct and who is in denial?