Originally Posted by Pincho
I don't have LOTR EE on DVD, or Blu Ray. If somebody offered me a choice of either I would chose the DVD because of the colour problem. So this incredible detail is not as important as incredible colours.
But without having something pure white in sight while watching the film there's a very strong chance you wouldn't even notice the green shift.
There is actually more range of colour in the EE bluray than previous editions because many of the more heavy handed grading choices have actually been toned back to give the film a more natural appearance. Rivendell and Lothlorien are good examples of this. People now have more natural skin tones and various colours in costumes are now more noticeable. Also look at the scene with Saruman on top of Orthanc. Rather than a heavy blanket tint to the scene, Saruman now has colour in his face and robes.
So, in addition to a more detailed image you are also getting more colour, albeit with a green shift IF you sit with a pure white reference while watching the film, and as I said in my original post, I don't think you'll find pure white in the natural world anyway.
Oh, and the DVD had a red shift anyway.