MSmoto now you are trying to move it to another argument. That one is on another thread somewhere. ;)
Just on Digital technology (not exclusive to cameras), it can surpass film depending your setup. There is now 96-bit color scanning which can scan a color gamut way beyond any single film type can record. I heard many times 24 bit color scanners could out resolve, out color record most if not all films. Consider DSLRs 14bit raw color of the D800 is only 25bits of color info recorded - and that is one of the best ever tested. Only a few MedFmt cameras have hit that high. Camera's have a long way to go to catch up with the capabilities that exist in the rest of the digital realm.
If anyone still thinks "Film" is so great - Just look to the movies - Avatar - The color blows your mind because it was created 100% digitally and viewed digitally. No film type could have ever captured anything like that.