Message to WB sent. http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/...r_service.html
Your recent Lord of the Rings extended edition bluray is one of the most inconsistent releases I have ever seen on the format. The film was directed by Peter Jackson, photographed by Andrew Lesnie and digitally graded by Peter Doyle with Andrew Lesnie actually present for a consistent look. Up until this release this has never been an issue as this is actually one big movie and the reason they were all filmed back to back.
The problem lies in your remastering of FOTR and not the other two. The digital grading which was 70% complete on all prior versions has been drastically altered to the point where it looks nothing like the follwing sequels. The two sequels blend together seamlessly as they should as did every prior FOTR release. For FOTR the color timing has been changed throughout the entire film, black levels have been increased throughout the enitre film causing alot of black crush and a green filter applied throughout the entire film. So essentially going from this to TTT they look nothing alike.
I see two options to fix the problem which is very prevalent!
1. Either reissue FOTR with the original color timing (not orange and teal) to include the 30% of the film that was not color graded and decrease the black levels so the black crush is not such an issue and get rid of the green filter that plays throughout the length of the film. With digital grading filters simply aren't needed anyway.
2. Okay I can buy into the revisionist history and many films look very different after a remaster as the color timing etc. have been changed. You need to digitally grade the sequels in the same manner as FOTR with the increased black levels and orange and teal color timing your studio loves to use. Basically have some consistency from film to film because what you have now is a mess. FOTR is a totally different animal compared to TTT amd ROTK which are beyond consistent. Since in FOTR you changed the color timing of the entire movie and drastically increased black levels the sequels need to represent that as this is just one big movie so consistency is crucial.
I look forward to your fix on this.