I guess there will be some discussion if the color adjustments to the film include making Mars look red. So I went back to the oldest copies I own to make screen caps while I await for my Criterion copy to arrive.
This is the 1993 laserdisc. I was surprised how good the disc looks and realized the movie is spread across 3 sides, so its a CAV disc.
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The next image is from the 1999 DVD:
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Of course, iTunes won't let me make screen caps. So I had to do it the crude way, with a camera off taken off the screen. I thought it would look redder!
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I really miss Alan and would love to get his input on this release.Hey Howie, thanks for the post and insights on the color of Mars.
last year, HTF member Carabimero was posting in the 4K thread of War of the Worlds who had a 4K file on his computer where he was tweaking and making a blu ray from. He hasn’t been active here in a while, it might be interesting to see what he thinks of the Criterion blu ray. And also what Robert Harris thinks of the disc too.
From Howie‘s post and some others I’ve seen, this release sounds like a home run in terms the color reproduction.