Of perhaps periphery interest, Sky Movies HD in the UK, and part of Fox, have been showing the “blue” (so to speak) version of DESK SET up until recently. However they have now switched to showing the earlier HD version which looks exactly the same as Chuck’s “Previous HD Master” video clip. It’s curious that Sky would go back to the previous master but maybe someone at Sky didn’t like the blue look!
I respect the opinion of those who are adamant that the Blu-ray of DESK SET and others such as INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS is correct but I still have a hard time accepting it because to me it just doesn’t appear right and it’s not a look which I (from my admittedly very distant memory) retain an impression of from seeing Fox films in the ‘50s. Come to think of it, could British prints have looked slightly different to American ones in those days due to different processing laboratories?