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A very nice looking transfer with no overt digital processing. Of course, there has been some processing. I don't know if it is even possible to transfer film to video without it, but this one looks like a light touch was applied and the movie still looks like film. Contrast and color have an even, natural balance. The transfer lacks the extreme sharpness of newer, digitally based scans, but that also lends itself to the filmic look of this transfer. Overall, quite nice for a catalog title now more than ten years old.
Of course, opinions on the movie vary, but I happen to like Deep Impact quite a bit. The parallels to Armageddon are unavoidable, but I consider these films to be very different and should be approached on their own merits. Mimi Leder's film is much more a character story and plays pretty good for what it is.
If one is a fan of Deep Impact and haven't seen it for a while, the new Blu-ray edition is a treat.