Student Council President
You need to observe that I have shown a still from a movie with changing lighting conditions during a scene. The color bands moves around, as a part of the movie.Like I said it took a while. It's more obvious now I know it's there but it's really the kind of thing you'd see if you were actively looking for it. Were I to watch this without being aware of the issues I wouldn't have noticed that.
A re-release should be better than the previous one, not critically worse.
Looked at the comparison and I honestly think you're making a mountain out of a molehill. Took me a while to see the difference. Seems a bit of an overreaction to call it "outrageous" and "shameful".
If you pay close attention to the wooden area on the right, you will see details loss. This is not just ugly banding that moves around during the movie, there's less details, wrong colours, and poor compression as a whole.I think part of the issue is less that there’s a ‘difference’, but the lack of improvement or fix.
I do have the opinion that such as banding is less a problem (in most anime) than other potential issues with detail or artefacts. But it would be nice to think that encoding was improving in terms of both technology and the simple knowledge of how / where / why certain issues occur.
This is Violet Evergarden again, but I presume since it does not affect the english AL customers, you don't see or feel there's an issue. Maybe you do need to get a coauthered boxset done by AL FR in the future and get a taste of the wrongs and feel the reason to support this complaint.