Hah, I was just going to post that review of Election. It does look pretty good. And it's precisely the type of film I'd expect to look like the Truman Show, so I guess there's hope. Sadly that hope currently means having to wait out the cycle of crappy transfers from 5+ years back.
Sitting at a nomal distance from the TV watching the movie "live" I doubt many folks could even tell the two apart...they'd have to walk right up to the TV or sit a foot or two away to keep up with the subtle differences.
"Pathetic" qality as stated above...? hardly imo.
an opened frame version then stretched out is not pathetic and not easy to spot??
The transfer on the Blu-ray disc is botched. Plain and simple. Not only is it full of EE and DNR artifacts but it is overcropped and isn't even geometrically correct. What kind of sick joke is that? The unmolested HDTV capture shows that a correct transfer is out there. Why the need to process it to death?
So far all my favorite late 90s films look like crap on BD. Dark City , Gattaca, Run Lola Run, now The Truman Show. I'm dreading to see what New Line is doing with Blade and Pleasantville.