Is the shot of Mrs. Potts and Chip still the changed version (following "Something There.")
Just watched my 3D Blu. The animation for that specific scene is different from the standard 2D Diamond disc. On the 3D edition, Belle and Beast are sitting behind them as the are standing on the doorway. On the 2D Diamond they are facing the opposite direction and they begin to close the doors as the scene cuts.
Not that I don’t trust you, but I’d like some verification on this before we jump the gun, as this bit of evidence would make a very strong case in that the 3D Blu-ray is the corrected / director’s preferred version. Maybe if it was just the colors that are different on the 3D Blu-ray you could argue as which version it is the director’s preferred but if the 3D Blu-ray (the later release) has fixed that bit of animation to match the original theatrical version, it would only confirm it.
I’ve emailed Disney and got the standard reply about passing it a long through the proper channels. Everyone needs to stop asking Disney if the 3D Blu-ray is the correct one and you need to start telling them it is. They don’t know there is a difference between releases and will just read the back of the cover and tell you that it includes the theatrical version. You need to tell them there is a problem, that there is a corrected version available (the 3D Blu-ray) and that you’d very much appreciate it if they would start a replacement program issuing the corrected discs. If you sound informed and confident, then they'll have to take you seriously and in-turn, the issue seriously.
I opened it up to find stills from beauty and the beast in what appeared to be the diamond edition colors i.e. the yellow sky during Belle, and the less dimensional ballroom colors.
So it matches the 3D Blu-ray, which I assume is what the directors intended the first time around. I have 8 additional comparisons showing the difference between the 2D and 3D release:
Taken off HTF, but WOW. SOO much better without the red tint
Yellow tint removed (notice the rocks are grey again)
Gaston's jacket is the dark red we all remember it being
Once again a yellow tint was removed
Yellow tint removed and MUCH better contrast
Blue tint removed returning shadow detail and making colors pop
Belle's cape is the darker color we always remember in being
Beast is no longer yellow (I honestly never even noticed how bad it looks until making the comparison)
although the overall brightness levels of the 2D Diamond Edition are closer to the LaserDisc
Orange tint removed, improving contrast and increasing shadow detail
Note: Lefou's pants are the same green seen on the LaserDisc
Red tint removed only to be replaced with a blue tint, neither of which resemble the LaserDisc
Just at first glance, which do you say closer resembles the book you looked in?