Originally Posted by Lazarus Dark
Personally I think he's right. Technically, by transferring to digital, you've already significantly altered the film from its original directors intent. If you want true original intent, you need a film projector in your house and a big screen. Most directors don't even shoot with home video in mind, they shoot for large theater screen experience, which looks less than ideal on most peoples tv, compared to modern hdtv shows, shot with small tv screens in mind and framed for small screens.
Not to mention, just by scanning, even at high resolution with high quality intentions, you are likely getting different colors than originally intended.
Your reasoning here makes no sense at all. Blu-ray and especially UHD are very capable of preserving the original theatrical look of a movie. Countless Blu-rays do that right now.
Even if some compromises need to be made and the disc can only look 90% like the original, is it your argument that we should just throw up our hands and say, "Oh well, if it can't be perfect, there's no sense even trying. We might as well change everything!"? How does that make any sense?
So color correction is a necessity.
There is a profound difference between "correction" and "changing."
If original intent is out of the question,
Original intent is never out of the question. Never.
I say may as well make it look good for the modern equipment it will actually be shown on and in a way that modern audiences find more enjoyable.
I have this problem with Star Wars. I don't mind the sfx updates in the special editions but I hate the edits done to the film itself. However, I can't stand the 1970's colors of the Despecialized Editions, I greatly prefer the modern colors (and sound) of the Blurays (though they are a bit too blue). So I ended up having to make my own edited version of the Blurays.
This attitude makes me very sad.