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Solution for fixing color on MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Patrick McCart, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    For those who own the House of Wax/Mystery of the Wax Museum DVD, I think I figured a way to correct the color:

    For those using PowerDVD or other DVD-ROM programs...

    Turn the Color2 setting all the way to yellow (-32).

    For others:

    Adjust the yellow-blue balance so that the setting to yellow.

    Here's is a demo:

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    I'm not sure if this is 100% accurate, but it does seem to be a little bit more correct. Comments are welcomed. (American Cinematographer frame from www.widescreenmuseum.com)
     
  2. Jim Peavy

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    I wasn't aware there was anything wrong with the color--?
     
  3. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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    Jim,
    I believe that the new transfer has juiced up the color, and even included color that was not available to the old 2-Strip Technicolor spectrum. The old laserdisc is more accurate.

    But I happen to prefer the DVD. It just looks so filmlike in every other way, so I'm not upset with the tweaking.
     
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    I do remember noticing how neon-bright some of the colors seemed when I watched the DVD and wondering if they were accurate. Though, after seeing the beginning on TCM a month ago or so, the colors seemed the same as on the DVD.

    Still, as basically a supplement on the House of Wax disc, I can't imagine they did too much to this.

    Patrick's screen grab of the "correct" version looks like it's from American Cinematographer magazine. If so, 4 color printing is notorious for being all over the spectrum reproduction wise, so this would seem hardly to be clarification to me.
     

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