Originally Posted by StormCrow
I watched TTT tonight. I was was so glad to find this presentation to be clear and unmarred by the green tinge/dinge to my eyes.
Funny how this subjective malady presents itself. I just put in the next movie and the green cast disappears! Even on the bloody menu!
Has it been mentioned that even the BR Menu on FOTR shows the greenish hue?
Doesn't this send up any alarms? Go ahead, put in FOTR, TTT and ROTK. On TTT and ROTK, the Menu bar and open book page have the same hue. FOTR menu bar and open book page is not the same. Why would they have continuity on 2 and 3, then have 1 look different on even the menus?
Maybe the "new intent" is to tinge the movies and even menus to match the volumes colored jackets? FOTR got it's green this time...TTT and ROTK will be tinged on a future release, red and blue
Finally saw FOTR and TT over the past couple of days after reading about the color correction choices for what seems like weeks.
There is no question in my mind that the color schemes throughout the entire trilogy (including the greener push now in FOTR in many scenes) are by design. I also noticed the green push in the menu and that was the giveaway for me - well, that and the green case of the FOTR EE DVD as you say. The menu has nothing to do with the transfer and color correction of the film. It's encoded separately, and appears to be comprised of computer graphics elements (not film).
Notice the TT menu is cooler, with a blue-ish cast. The TT EE DVD case was blue. Throughout TT there is a distinctly cooler color scheme, but that's not to say the green cast is absent from the TT Blu-ray. For a quick reference, look at the opening of disc 2 during the walk to Helm's Deep. Those skies are not blue. And there is a greenish palor over the image. Very similar to the scenes from the FOTR Blu-ray that have caused alarm.
ROTK's menu is warmer, with a more golden appearance, etc.
I think that it would be a mistake to assume that Mr. Jackson and co. intended whites to always be white, blacks to always be black, and the overall color palette to be representative of our earthly environs.
I think the Blu-rays ALL look stunning. YMMV.