Colorization

I’m not a fan of colorization.  Movies are an art form like any other, and the way they are introduced to the world should be the way they are presented thereafter.

That said, if you’re going to colorize a black and white movie, at least do so with some style and creativity.  Ladies and gentlemen, can your heart stand the shocking revelation of…Plan 9 From Outer Space, colorized?  (lightning and thunder)

This is really very cool.  In the shot below, Eros has just finished telling the Earth people that they are really stupid.

 

Jeff doesn’t like this one bit, and belts Eros a good one.

And it’s very hard to see, because Eros turns away from the camera, but he actually turns green when Jeff hits him!

When he turns back toward us, we can see his green skin in full flower.  And he keeps that green skin, until–

–he wipes it away as he tends to his bloody lip!

This is genius.  And while it might make some sad with the realization that this colorization job cost more than the entire original movie, at least someone recognized that there was something else there that could be brought out and celebrated.

Most colorization looks like weak pastels painted over a black and white image.  This looks very much the same, but at least they had fun with it.

See you next month.  Should have a new video then.

…maybe.

One thought on “Colorization

  1. The original colorizations actually WERE just painted or colored on over the originals. This is way better, no doubt

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