Originally Posted by X-human
Still no one is saying this is how it looked theatrically in 1958, in fact the quoted restoration states that they did not try to make it look like Eastman technicolor which is how it was distributed.
This is definitely the most confusing aspect of this. If the DOP wanted the film to look the way it will on the Blu-ray, why wasn't it printed that way for theatrical release? I have to believe Terence Fisher got what he wanted, which makes the changes tougher to justify.
Off the top of my head this seems like the first time a film was "restored" this way without any input from the actual folks involved. I'm still curious to know how closely this BD will replicate the look of the projected BFI restoration. That seemed to get raves across the board.