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The Truman Show (Paramount Blu-ray)


Picture: B+ ††††Sound: B+††† Extras: B+ †††Film: B+



A few years ago we covered the Special Collectors Edition of the film The Truman Show, which was a slightly more beefed up edition from the one previously released from Paramount.While it was an upgraded version that did improve on the picture quality and brought new extras to light, it was still miles apart from where Blu-ray technology could take it.You can read about the film and that DVD edition here:





While the film remains a solid production, nothing could quite compare viewers for this new experience on Blu-ray, which is stunning to say the least.Finally we get a version of the film that is worthwhile with a true High Definition image presented in 1.85 X 1 and in 1080p.On DVD, even in the upgraded version, the picture was always softer than it should have been and the overall resolution was limited by the technology of DVD.Fans will quickly forget everything they know about the existence of this film on DVD once they see the quality of the picture here and the sound has also been given the solid treatment of a lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix, which not only sounds fuller in itís presentation, but delivers a level of resolution that the standard Dolby Digital format could not.


The extras included are recycled over and include a Making of feature, a visual effects featurette, deleted scenes, and the trailers for the film.Nothing overly amazing here, it would be great at some point to get Director Peter Weirís commentary.



-†† Nate Goss


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