Finally watched a restored version I've found which addresses all the issues with The Fellowship Of The Ring such as the color grading among other major issues. Here are some images to show how aggressively and it was recolored for the Blu-Ray release. Click on the image to see all the detail. What made it challenging to fix is that it changes from scene to scene. There's a huge laundry list of issues that were also creatively fixed and the result is the most rewarding viewing of this movie in HD that I've ever had. It took an entire year to perform this entire restoration for many technical reason. Some thoughts and questions about the movie itself ; 1. This has always bothered me. Why does the bartender at the Prancing Pony start off with an Irish accent and then a couple of scenes later have a Western cowboy-style accent? At 0:20 : "Good evening little masters..." At 1:54 : "He's one of them rangers..." 2. How come Sam isn't the least bit interested in the ring? Purity of heart? Or are all hobbits naturally far more resistant to its evil? Might explain why Bilbo was able to live for decades with it largely unaffected, at least to the extent we were shown. 3. I'm confused about what happened to Cate Blanchett's character. She's offered the ring and displays her own insecurities about wanting to be loved by everyone when she reaches for it, then comes back to normal, and looks defeated while saying "I passed the test." Huh? And then says she "will diminish and be called Galadriel". I thought Galadriel was already her name and "diminish" insinuates she will retreat and isolate herself. Can anybody explain this one? 4. If the Nazgul are neither living nor dead, how come they feel pain? When Aragon throw that lit torch into one's face and his cloak is afire, he's screaming as if in pain and leaves the scene. The others eventually also flee. Why? Bonus question following the viewing of The Two Towers. Faramir was initially tempted once to get the ring but very quickly and easily was able to not give a care about it and released Frodo. It goes against how easily corrupted most men are (in the movies) with very few exceptions (Aragon). How come? Or is it quite different in the books?