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The Truman Show [Blu-ray] [1998] [Region Free]

Jim Carrey , Ed Harris , Heidi Schanz    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Brian Delate, Noah Emmerich
  • Directors: Heidi Schanz
  • Producers: Burkhard Dallwitz, Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldman
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, French, German, Danish, English, Swedish
  • Dubbed: German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 11 May 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001S3GDVS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,114 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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From Amazon.co.uk

The whole world is watching--literally--every time Truman Burbank makes the slightest move. Unbeknownst to him, in this hauntingly funny film by Peter Weir, his entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows--including his mother, his wife, and his best friend--is really an actor, paid to be part of his life. In this intriguing and surprisingly touching 1998 film, writer Andrew Niccol (screenwriter for Gattaca) imagines an ultimate kind of celebrity, then sees it brought to life with comic intensity and emotional honesty by Jim Carrey in what may be the performance of his career. Carrey has exceptional support from Laura Linney and Ed Harris, but it's his show, in a portrayal that demonstrates just what kind of range Carrey is capable of. -- Marshall Fine, Amazon.com

Product Description

Every second of every day, from the moment he was born, Truman Burbank has been the unwitting star of THE TRUMAN SHOW. The picture -perfect town of Seahaven, which he calls home, is actually a gigantic soundstage. Truman's friends, family and everyone he meets a re actors. He lives every moment under the unblinking gaze of thousands of hidden TV cameras. But discovering the truth is only th e beginning. He still must reckon with the god-like powers behind the scenes of the most popular and longest-running documentary-so ap opera in history.

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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better...but still not good enough 5 April 2006
By Gary Hilton VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Ok....if you are reading this review for the Special "Collectors" edition of the TRUMAN SHOW then I am going to assume that you are already familiar with the film itself and are more curious about the extras on this DVD.
Well, in one word; 'Disappointing'. The original film was a bare bones DVD release with literally nothing in the way of added features, and this updated version goes some way to addressing this imbalance, but overall it doesn't bring that much to the party and still feels lacking.
Excatly what you get is this;
TV spots & Teaser trailer (hardly worth watching trailers when you own the actual film itself is there?)
Photo Galleries (ho-hum)
A 2 part documnetary about the making of. (sounds promising but actually dull as ditchwater)
and a Visual effects feature (again, not very gripping)
the best feature are the deleted scenes which are actually quite lengthy and are genuinely intriguing but hardly going to stand repeated viewing.
Sadly, there is NO directors or cast commentary which I would have thought would be the main attraction for a "Special Collector's Edition" ?
I have rated this 5 stars because the film itself is so outstanding, but if you are asking "Is it worth updating my old basic copy for this new one?" I would have to say "NO". Don't get me wrong, if you still don't own this wonderful film then this is THE edition to get, but when you consider that you can still pick up the original version for around a fiver then I cannot advise you to spend more than double that for this release, Sorry.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE "BLU RAY" VERSION OF THE FILM***

Watching Peter Weir's 1998 film in 2009 is a weird and wonderful trip - if not a slightly disconcerting one at times.

First - it's as masterful and brilliant as you remember it - a very clever unfolding story about a man whose life is permanent Candid Camera for the entire planet - living in an artificially created world with literally everyone around him being an actor. Then there's the stunning and believable performances of a perfectly picked cast (Carey, Linney and Harris all shine). And second - with the appalling Big Brother polluting our airwaves night after night - "The Truman Show" is not just relevant eleven years later - it seems to have actually predicted our television future...

But back to the BLU RAY - the first thing you notice is the picture, which is a mixture of beautiful clarity one moment running alongside very steady DVD quality the next. Clarity highlights would include - - Noah Emmerich's sea of freckles as he's interviewed in the opening credits - he plays Marlon who is supposedly Truman's best friend - always turning up with a "Brewsky" whenever there's a problem (they actually cake and paste Noah's face with make up to cover up his freckles in later shots). There are the pearls on Sylvia's wrist in the library when Truman and her finally talk, the "How Does It All End?" button on her cardigan - stunning clarity. There's Truman digging the garden in his horrible orange pants as his wife stops on her bicycle for a little product-placement (played superbly by Laura Linney)...
"Look Truman! Chef's Pal! It's a Grater, Dicer and Peeler all in one!"
"Wow!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting film, where you also have to think.... 18 April 2005
By Faris
Format:DVD
The "Truman Show" directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol is a film about the life of a man called Truman Burbank. Unbeknown to himself he was adopted by a film company, when he was a baby and since then he has been the star of his own reality TV show which is broadcasted all over the world. The only purpose of his life is to entertain television viewers worldwide. All the people around him are actors, even his so-called parents, his wife and his best friend Marlon, who are acting from a script written by the creator and producer Christof (played by Ed Harris). He lives in Seahaven, a specially constructed film studio which is like a world within the world. Seahaven is situated on an island, which Truman has never left, because he is afraid of water. His life is very ordinary - he is married to a woman called Meryl, he has got a nice small house and an office job - but nevertheless millions of people all over the world watch him every day. Christof is able to manipulate Truman's behaviour as he can easily change the weather, decide which person should talk to Truman and what about - he can decide everything in Truman's life. However, after two decades Truman starts to be suspicious as technical breakdowns become more frequent (a spotlight falls down from the sky when he's on his way to work and his car radio starts to transmit the producer's instructions). In addition to this, Truman has seen his father again, who is supposed to be dead and he starts to think about events in the past, in particular about the time when he met Sylvia - his real love. Through various flashback scenes, we gain an insight into Truman's past, and events which shape his personality and ambitions. The rest of the film consists of his gradual realisation that all is not as it seems. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good film
Published 3 days ago by Mrs. D. Greig Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE JIM CARREY IN THIS MOVIE!
It's this one of those movies that you can see over and over again without losing not a shred of it's charm. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars How’s It Going To End?
I must admit I find it rather than odd that Peter Weir’s 1998 film (written by New Zealander Andrew Niccol) has been criticised for not being 'funny enough’ since, as far as I can... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Keith M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, buy it
How much is it, like 99p? Buy it.
Published 18 days ago by bristoljob96
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This dvd is really good brought it as a present for my son as he is a fan of Jim Carrey the film is just very good to watch came on time we'll packed
Published 1 month ago by mrs stacey bristow
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!!
I first found out about this as we watched it in the english writing class as it has many thought provoking issues like the fact taht it is happening to some people the favt they... Read more
Published 2 months ago by daniel robinson
2.0 out of 5 stars Defective DVD?
The story's OK but the DVD jams sometimes, don't know what to do about that.... It puts me off watching it.
Published 3 months ago by Harry
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not a fan of Jim Carrey but...
I really enjoyed this film. Even if you find him annoying in other things then give this one a go.
Published 3 months ago by Carly
2.0 out of 5 stars Birthday Present
Bought for my grandson who specifically asked for this present
Yet to watch together but love the film anyway
Great value for money
Published 4 months ago by frank jolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
Carrey's role in this film really struck me and made me think.

You laugh, you cry. It's generally one of his best. Loved it! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gracy Poulter
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