Bewitched-true black and white?

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  1. ScottR

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    Are we sure that the B&W sets of Bewitched are the true B&W or just the colorized versions with the color turned down? I ask this because some scenes have really flat shadowing and a very slight tint to them (almost pinkish instead of white). I know that the opening credits come from a color source. Someone said that they turned the color off of the colorized versions and they have the same exact greyscale as the B&W sets.
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me one bit!

    And my disgust increases by the hour ... [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think so; the colorized versions have an extra copyright on them. In addition, I used the screenshot comparison on the DVD Talk review to do a little test:
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    The black and white version is clearly different than the colorized version with the color turned off.
     
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    Thanks for that Adam......it was really nice of you to provide visual evidence. [​IMG]
     
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    No problem. I'm not 100% on the color version being from the DVD, but I assume so based on its context in the review. I know watching the B&W DVD looks like the first image, though. It LOOKS black and white of nature; doesn't get muddled in the mid-tones like grayscaled black and white tends to.
     
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    The most telling detail is Samantha's "widow's peak." It doesn't exist on the last two pictures.
     
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    Also, the colorized version have the optional language audio tracks(Spanish and Portuguese)that the b&w does not. This was done for syndicating the colorized episodes. If the sets were the same, then they should both have the same audio tracks.[​IMG]
     

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