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Blu-ray & DVD Reviews- 04/2011  Next Month / Last Month
by Charles Mohapel
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Tangled (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) by Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 08 April 2011 / $39.99) -

Product Description:
Disney presents a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement, and adventure of this magical motion picture. When the kingdom's most wanted - and most charming - bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower - 70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter, and suspense. Let your hair down and get ready to cheer for Tangled. Bursting with never-before-seen bonus features, it's even more enchanting on Blu-ray Hi-Def.

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus):

Trailer for Cars 2 – Coming to Theaters Summer 2011 (1:29)
Promo for TRON Legacy on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Disney Blu-ray, Disney DVD, and Movie Download (Disney.com/Tron) (April 5, 2011) (1:18)
Promo for The Lion King Diamond Edition – For The First Time Ever In High Definition on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD (Fall 2011) (1:23)

Tangled (140:17)

Bonus Features:
Deleted Scenes with Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard

    1) The Jaunty Moose (6:51)
    2) Chemistry Develops (1:44)
    3) 'Vigor the Visionary' (3:43)

Original Storyboard Openings with Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard

    Version 1 (3:57)
    Version 2 (4:02)

50th Animated Feature Countdown (2:03)

Extended Songs (with Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard):

    "When Will My Life Begin" (3:35)
    "Mother Knows Best" (4:17)

'Untangled: The Making Of A Fairy Tale' with Mandy Moore (voice of 'Rapunzel'), Zachary Levi (voice of 'Flynn Rider'), Glen Keane (Supervising Animator), Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, Donna Murphy (voice of 'Mother Gothel'), and Kelly Ward (Hair Simulation Developer). (12:22)

Tangled Teasers:

    1) 'Smolder' By Flynn (0:58)
    2) Frying Pan (0:57)
    3) 'Police Pursuit' (1:18)
    4) 'Grounded For Life' (1:22)
    5) Tower For Lease/Sale (0:41)
    6) Healing Hair (0:49)
    7) Flynn's Tangled Tales: The Gemstone Job (1:01)
    8) Flynn's Tangled Tales: Arm Wrestling (1:02)
    9) Flynn's Tangled Tales: Rooftop Chase (1:01)

Discover Blu-ray 3D with Timon & Pumbaa (4:25)

Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go: DisneyFile Digital Copy (1:04)

Sneak Peeks:
DisneyMovieRewards.com (0:20)
Promo for TinkerBell and the Pixie Hollow Games – A Disney Channel Premier Event – Coming This Fall (0:41)
Promo for Shake It Up – New on Disney Channel (0:47)
Trailer for Winnie The Pooh – This Summer (2011) (2:15)
Promo for Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD – Spring 2011 (1:50)
Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (1:20)
Promo for TinkerBell and the Mysterious Winter Woods – Coming Soon (1:03)
Promo for Spooky Buddies: The Curse of the Howlloween Hound on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD – Fall 2011 (1:04)

Disc 2 (DVD Feature Film + Bonus (English, English Descriptive Video Service (for the Visually Impaired), and Espagnol):

Tangled (140:11)

Bonus Features:

Original Storyboard Openings with Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard

    Version 1 (3:58)
    Version 2 (4:02)

50th Animated Feature Countdown (2:05)

Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go: DisneyFile Digital Copy (1:01)

Sneak Peeks:
Trailer for Cars 2 – Coming to Theaters Summer 2011
Promo for The Lion King Diamond Edition – For The First Time Ever In High Definition on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD (Fall 2011)
Promo for TinkerBell and the Pixie Hollow Games – A Disney Channel Premier Event – Coming This Fall
DisneyMovieRewards.com
DisneyParks.com
Trailer for Winnie The Pooh – This Summer (2011)
Promo for Dumbo The 70th Anniversary Special Edition on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack and Disney DVD (April 7, 2010)
Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack
Promo for TRON Legacy on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Disney Blu-ray, Disney DVD, and Movie Download (Disney.com/Tron) (April 5, 2011)
Promo for Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure on Disney Blu-ray and Disney DVD – Spring 2011

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

TRON: Legacy / TRON: The Original Classic (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) by Director (TRON): Steven Lisberger, Director (TRON Legacy): Joseph Kosinski (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 15 April 2011 / $79.99) -

Product Description:
Disney presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you've ever seen in an astonishing 3D Combo Pack. Immerse yourself in the digital world of TRON, as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination. When Flynn, the world's greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyberuniverse and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Bring home an unrivaled entertainment experience with TRON: Legacy in jaw-dropping Disney Blu-ray 3D - complete with never-before-seen bonus features that take you even deeper into the phenomenal world of TRON. It's magic in a new dimension.

Special Features (TRON: Legacy):

  • 'First Look at "TRON: Uprising"', the Disney XD animated series
  • 'Visualizing TRON' - How did the filmmakers bring to life the gorgeous world inside the GRID?
  • 'Installing the cast' - Hear from all the stars of TRON: Legacy and their experience in making the movie
  • 'The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed' [BD Exclusive - Interactive bonus piece] What happens immediately following the end of the movie? What is Flynn Lives and who is responsible for their efforts?
  • 'TRON: Disney Second Screen' [BD Exclusive - Interactive bonus piece] - Using your iPad or computer, watch the movie with exclusive interactive elements available on your 2nd screen
  • 'Launching the Legacy' - Beyond the amazing visuals is a rich story filled with an entire world's history and mythology. Discover how the writers and filmmakers created this complex fiction
  • 'Disc Roars' - Watch director Joseph Kosinski use the raucous crowd at Comic-Con to record actual ADR for the disc game stadium crowd
  • 'Music video' - "Derezzed" written, produced, and performed by Daft Punk

Special Features (TRON):

  • Exclusive photo Tronology
  • 'The Tron Phenomenon'
  • 'The Making of Tron'
  • 'Deleted scenes': with introductions by Bruce Boxleitner
  • 'Audio commentary': Steven Lisberger, Donald Kushner, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Richard Taylor
  • Production gallery
  • Storyboards: showcasing early work on Light Cycles
  • Storyboard-To-Film comparisons

Disc 1: Blu-ray 3D

TRON Legacy Blu-ray 3D Feature Film (Approx. Running Time 125 minutes)

Disc 2: Blu-ray

Trailers (4:20):

  • Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Disney Digital 3D, reaLD 3D, and IMAX 3D (May 20, 2011)
  • Trailer for PROM (April 2011)
  • Coming Soon to Disney XD - TRON Uprising - Animated

TRON Legacy Blu-ray 2D Feature Film (125:08)

Bonus Features:

  • 'The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed'
  • TRON Legacy Blu-ray 2D Feature Film with Disney Second Screen
  • What is Disney Second Screen? (0:40) - Download www.disney.com/secondscreen to your iPad or computer, watch TRON Legacy on Blu-ray disc, and sync with the movie. Explore 360 degree turnarounds, progression reels, and more.
  • 'First Look at "TRON: Uprising"', the Disney XD animated series (1:15)
  • 'Launching the Legacy' with Steven Lisberger (Producer), Sean Bailey (Producer), Joseph Kosinski (Director), Edward Kitsis (Writer), Adam Horowitz (Writer), and Jeff Bridges ('Kevin Flynn' / 'Clu') . (10:21)
  • 'Visualizing TRON' with Darren Gilford (Production Designer), Christine Bieselin Clark (Additional Costume Designer), Olivia Wilde ('Quorra'), Jeff Bridges ('Kevin Flynn' / 'Clu'), Joseph Kosinski (Director), Sean Bailey (Producer), Steven Lisberger (Producer), Ben Procter (VFX Art Director), Garrett Hedlund ('Sam Flynn'), Justin Raleigh (Quantum FX Costume Dept. Head), Beau Garrett ('Gem'), Steve Preec (Head of Animation), and Justin Springer (Co-Producer) (11:46)
  • 'Installing the cast' with Michael Sheen ('Castor'/ 'Zuse'), Olivia Wilde ('Quorra'), Garrett Hedlund ('Sam Flynn'), Bruce Boxleitner ('Alan Bradley' / 'Tron'), Jeff Bridges ('Kevin Flynn' / 'Clu'), Steven Lisberger (Producer), Joseph Kosinski (Director), and Sean Bailey (Producer). (12:05)
  • 'Disc Roars' with Joseph Kosinski (Director), (3:00)
  • 'Music video' - "Derezzed" written, produced, and performed by Daft Punk (2:58)
  • Discover Blu-ray 3D with Timon & Pumbaa (4:23)
  • Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go: DisneyFile Digital Copy (1:04)

Sneak Peeks:

  • Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Disney Digital 3D, reaLD 3D, and IMAX 3D (May 20, 2011)
  • Trailer for PROM (April 2011)
  • Coming Soon to Disney XD - TRON Uprising - Animated
  • Promo for DisneyMovieRewards.com
  • Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (1:17)
  • Promo for 'TRON Evolution' the Video Game (1:22)
  • Trailer for Cars 2 – Coming to Theaters Summer 2011 (1:29)
  • Trailer for DisneyNature Presents African Cats In Theaters Earth Day 2011 (1:38)

Disc 3: DVD

Trailers:

  • Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Disney Digital 3D, reaLD 3D, and IMAX 3D (May 20, 2011)
  • Trailer for PROM (April 2011)
  • Coming to Disney XD - TRON Uprising - Animated

TRON Legacy DVD Feature Film (124:59)

Bonus Features:

  • 'First Look at "TRON: Uprising"', the Disney XD animated series (1:16)
  • 'Visualizing TRON' with Darren Gilford (Production Designer), Christine Bieselin Clark (Additional Costume Designer), Olivia Wilde ('Quorra'), Jeff Bridges ('Kevin Flynn' / 'Clu'), Joseph Kosinski (Director), Sean Bailey (Producer), Steven Lisberger (Producer), Ben Procter (VFX Art Director), Garrett Hedlund ('Sam Flynn'), Justin Raleigh (Quantum FX Costume Dept. Head), Beau Garrett ('Gem'), Steve Preec (Head of Animation), and Justin Springer (Co-Producer) (11:46)
  • 'Installing the cast' with Michael Sheen ('Castor‘/ 'Zuse'), Olivia Wilde ('Quorra'), Garrett Hedlund ('Sam Flynn'), Bruce Boxleitner ('Alan Bradley' / 'Tron'), Jeff Bridges ('Kevin Flynn' / 'Clu'), Steven Lisberger (Producer), Joseph Kosinski (Director), and Sean Bailey (Producer). (12:04)
  • Discover Blu-ray 3D with Timon & Pumbaa (4:24)

Sneak Peeks:

  • Promo for DisneyMovieRewards.com
  • Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • Promo for 'TRON Evolution' the Video Game
  • Trailer for Cars 2 - Coming to Theaters Summer 2011
  • Trailer for DisneyNature Presents African Cats In Theaters Earth Day 2011

Disc 4: Disney File Digital Copy for Mac or PC

TRON Legacy Feature Film (Approx. Running Time 125 minutes)

Disc 5: Blu-ray

Trailers:

  • Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Disney Digital 3D, reaLD 3D, and IMAX 3D (May 20, 2011) (1:32)
  • Trailer for PROM (April 2011) (1:21)
  • Promo for TRON Legacy on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Disney Blu-ray, Disney DVD, and Movie Download (Disney.com/Tron) (April 5, 2011) (1:22)

TRON The Original Classic (Special Edition) (95:47)

Bonus Features:

  • 'The TRON Phenomenon' with Jeff Bridges ('Kevin Flynn'), Bruce Boxleitner ('Alan Bradley'), Joseph Kosinski (Director - TRON Legacy), Sean Bailey (Producer - TRON Legacy), Michael Sheen ('Castor' - TRON Legacy), Justin Springer (Co-Producer - TRON Legacy), Edward Kitsis (Writer- TRON Legacy), Olivia Wilde ('Quorra' - TRON Legacy), Garrett Hedlund ('Sam Flynn' - TRON Legacy), Steven Lisberger (Writer / Producer / Director), Adam Horowitz (Writer - TRON Legacy), and Syd Mead (Conceptual Artist). (9:45)
  • 'Photo Tronology' with Steven Lisberger (Writer / Producer / Director) and Carl Lisberger. (16:37)
  • Watch TRON The Original Classic (Special Edition) with Audio Commentary with Writer / Director Steven Lisberger, Producer Donald Kushner, Visual Effects Supervisor and Associate Producer Harrison Ellenshaw, and Special Effects Director Richard Taylor. (95:47)
  • Original DVD Features
    • Development
      • 'Early Development of TRON' with Steven Lisberger (Writer / Director) and Donald Kushner (Producer) (2:37)
      • 'Early Lisberger Studios Animation' (0:30)
      • 'Computers Are People Too' with Steven Lisberger (Writer / Director) and Richard Taylor (Special Effects Director) (4:28)
      • 'Early Video Tests' (0:31)
    • Gallery
      • Design
      • Early Concept Art
      • Publicity and Production Photos
      • Storyboard Art
    • Digital Imagery
      • 'Backlight Animation' with John Scheele (Effects Technical Supervisor) (1:39)
      • 'Digital Imagery in TRON' with Richard Taylor (Co-Supervisor of Visual Effects) and Bill Kroyer (Computer Image Choreographer). (3:45)
      • 'Beyond TRON' with Dr. Phillip Mittelman (Founder of MAGI) and Steven Lisberger (Writer / Director) (4:00)
      • 'Role of Triple-I' with Richard Taylor (0:34)
      • 'Triple-I Demo' (2:15)
    • 'The Making of TRON' with Steven Lisberger (Writer / Director), Roger Allers (Conceptual Artist), Donald Kushner (Producer), Andy Gaskill (Storyboard Artist), and Dick Cook (Chairman of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group) (87:49)
    • Music
      • Lightcycle scene with Alternate Carlos Music Tracks (2:46)
      • End Credits with Original Carlos Music (5:03)
    • Publicity
      • Video (5:02)
      • Work In Progress (1:26)
      • Trailer #1 (2:35)
      • Trailer #2 (1:34)
      • Trailer #3 (1:01)
      • Trailer #4 (1:35)
    • Gallery
      • Design
      • Early Concept Art
      • Publicity and Production Photos
      • Storyboard Art
    • Deleted Scenes
      • 'Introduction by Writer / Director Steven Lisberger' with Harrison Ellenshaw (Associate Producer / Visual Effects Supervisor) and Bruce Boxleitner ('Alan' / 'Tron') (2:18)
      • 'Tron and Yori's Love Scene' (1:56)
      • 'Tron and Yori's Love Scene' #2 (0:44)
      • 'Alternate Opening Prologue'
    • Design
      • 'Introduction by Writer / Director Steven Lisberger' (1:10)
      • Gallery
        • Design
        • Early Concept Art
        • Publicity and Production Photos
        • Storyboard Art
        • 'Lightcycles - Syd Mead (Designer) discusses Lightcycle Design' (1:52)
        • 'Lightcycles Early Animation Tests' (0:16) Short but interesting.
        • 'Recognizer Space Androids Video Game Letterbox' (0:16)
        • 'Recognizer Space Androids Video Game Full Screen' (0:16)
      • Storyboarding
        • 'The Storyboarding Process' with Bill Kroyer (Computer Image Choreographer). (3:52)
        • 'Creation of Iron Man Type Moebius Storyboard' (0:16)
        • Gallery
          • Design
          • Early Concept Art
          • Publicity and Production Photos
          • Storyboard Art
        • 'Introduction by Storyboard Artist / Animator Bill Kroyer' (0:51)
        • 'Lightcycle Chase Storyboard Daily' (1:56)
        • 'Lightcycle Chase Final Film' (1:56)
        • Galleries
          • Design
          • Early Concept Art
          • Publicity and Production Photos
          • Storyboard Art

Sneak Peeks:

  • Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Disney Digital 3D, reaLD 3D, and IMAX 3D (May 20, 2011) (1:32)
  • Trailer for PROM (April 2011) (1:21)
  • Promo for TRON Legacy on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Disney Blu-ray, Disney DVD, and Movie Download (Disney.com/Tron) (April 5, 2011) (1:22)
  • Promo for DisneyMovieReward.com (0:20)
  • Promo for The Incredibles on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (1:20)
  • Promo for ‘'TRON Evolution' the Video Game (1:22)
  • Trailer for Cars 2 – Coming to Theaters Summer 2011 (1:29)
  • Trailer for DisneyNature Presents African Cats In Theaters Earth Day 2011 (1:41)

(see review)  Netflix / IMDB

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