Since the day publicity stills for “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D” began circulating the internet months ago, we have received e-mails from fans making comparisons between screenshots of the 1991 film to the new 2017 stills circulated by Studiocanal. We want to warn you that doing so would be a big mistake.
Please do not fall into the trap of comparing film screenshots with publicity production stills. Theses promotional stills do not equate to the coloring, nor the aspect ratio, and not even the picture quality of what the final result will be in the theater.
Take this original publicity still for “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, released for publication in 1991:
Now take a look at an actual screenshot from the 1991 theatrical film:
If you notice both the coloring and the aspect ratio differ from the promotional still to the actual film. This is basically an indicator that promotional stills are never to be trusted as a reflective guide of a final print of a film.
Ultimately, it is definitely not wise to make any assumptions of the final theatrical release of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D” based on comparisons like these.
Actually, screenshots of the new “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D” trailer is a much safer source to use for comparisons, however even that has risk. Studios have been known to adjust the film clips in trailers in varying ways and hues, to fit their promotional needs at the time.
We hope that helps!
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