- Mar 18, 2005
This is something that's been bothering me for a while. The region 2 barebones edition of Star Trek Generations had an anamorphic transfer (unlike the region 1). When they released the SE, all regions got a new anamorphic transfer. Aside from the differences in the quality of the transfers, there is a very obvious difference in the look of the film between the two versions. The new version looks darker in some scenes and the colour saturation is generally larger. I'm just wondering which one is the "correct" look? I'm leaning towards the new one because it more closely resembles what I remember in the cinema and I can make the old transfer look like the new one by changing the black levels on my projector from 0 IRE to 7.5 IRE (usually this just has the effect of making things too dark to see - but the old Generations transfer looks fine). Does anyone know why they look so different to each other?