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Old 10-28-2017, 03:58 PM   #351
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There's definitely a difference, but I'd use the Blu-rays for a better comparison. As I'm seeing digital sharpening and other digital video processing on the DVD grabs. So in that sense it's a bit of a superficial comparison.

That said, modern movies just dont like movies made 35 years ago. If you're expecting any future Indy films to be the exception, prepare yourselves for disappointment.

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Old 10-29-2017, 12:34 AM   #352
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That said, modern movies just dont like movies made 35 years ago.

I'd say that's got little to do with the majority of Kaminski's choices in Crystal Skull. The Force Awakens looks close enough to the original Star Wars films, because the effort was made. Crystal Skull looks nothing like the original Indiana Jones films, because the effort wasn't made.

I'd be happy to see the same screengrabs from Blu-ray sources. They would tell the same story.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:12 AM   #353
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As you can see, the digital sharpening on the DVD transfers gives a nasty un-filmlike appearance. You can also see a more accurate and naturalistic color palette in the blu-ray grab. Yes there are differences in cinematography style, but it's much less prounounced and less of an issue when one is looking at decent transfers of the original movies.

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Old 10-29-2017, 06:58 AM   #354
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You can also see a more accurate and naturalistic color palette in the blu-ray grab. Yes there are differences in cinematography style, but it's much less prounounced and less of an issue when one is looking at decent transfers of the original movies.
It's worth pointing out that colour in "Raiders" was tampered for the Blu-ray (and the IMAX version). Many sequences have a yellowish-orangish hue or the contrast has been fiddled with. It doesn't match the original theatrical release.

There were several complaints about it here at The Raven and abroad.

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Old 10-29-2017, 09:39 AM   #355
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Yes, the color grading for Raiders was controversially revisited for the 4K scan, which the Blu-ray was sourced from. If you look at Temple and Crusade on Blu-ray, such changes were not made. The rationalization I've read is that Spielberg was perhaps trying to ape the theatrical look more accurately than home video formats had previously been able to, but this speculation does not seem to shake hands with anybody's memory of seeing the movie in 1981, and it would be far from the only example of director's getting jolly with the DI when given the opportunity.

And even though the urine coating Spielberg saw fit to retroactively give Raiders does put it a little closer to Crystal Skull aesthetically (draw your own conclusions as to the motive), it still doesn't feature all the trademark Kaminski blooming.

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