black&huge wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 am
Ritrovata also restored the WKW films....
I wonder when exactly, though. They have dialed back a bit on their heavily yellow LUT usage, but that's quite recent. Older work can be OK too : Uncle Yanco doesn't seem to have this issue and was restored in 2013 (though blu-ray.com renamed the lab "L'Immagine Tirtovata"). Black Panthers seems almost OK too, but not Lions Love (and Lies). They're all from 2013. Mur Murs (2013) & Documenteur (2011) also seem to have this issue.
Les dites cariatides looks like a nightmare in terms of grading.
Daguerrotypes looks more like an Eclair job, though. It's not just a tad yellow but blues look cold and more typical of many other Eclair gradings than anything else (EDIT : just saw it's indeed from Eclair). Ulysse, Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma, 7 p., cuis., s. de b., ... (à saisir), Réponse de femmes & L'une chante, l'autre pas all seem to have the same issues, but Vagabond & Plaisir d'amour en Iran don't.
Interestingly, La pointe courte has also been restored and graded by Ritrovata, and sure enough, it has that typical velvety aspect of their B&W works.
Looking back into it, what I'm most surprised by is that despite the Criterion being the first BD set about Varda to be that exhaustive, most restorations aren't very recent. They've been mostly performed between 2012 and 2015, some being even from 2011. The only recent restoration is Les créatures, and it's really recent since it's from 2020.