Senior HTF Member
- Jun 23, 2006
- Real Name
- Robert M. Grippo
Criterion did the same on Summertime ---- they all do it us peons just buy the productThat presumes every original print is exactly the same, which has never been the case with prints. There were good original prints and not so good original prints. It’s entirely possible the studio has a not so good original print.
I think there’s ample reason to presume that the red planet is meant to be red. Without going on a limb, I think one would be safe in accepting that the Criterion disc (which presents Mars as red) is correct.
The issue at hand isn’t really whether or not Paramount is objectively correct. They almost certainly are not. The issue at hand is that Paramount *believes* they are correct. They have been selling this version of the film for four years now. They believe they are right.
If you worked on a project and believed you were correct, you would be unlikely to change your mind either.