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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
Review by Charles Mohapel
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B004K4N64E
Date: 15 April 2011 List Price $79.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: IMDB.com - TRON / IMDB.com - TRON: Legacy / Show Article /

In 1982's TRON, Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) was a genius videogame inventor whose biggest games were stolen by his partner Ed Dillinger (David Warner), who then stole control of Encom from him. With the help of his colleagues Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner) and Lora (Cindy Morgan), he got into Encom, and begins accessing the computer system. Unfortunately for him, the Master Control Program (MCP), Dillinger's powerful AI was self-aware, and instantly realized what Flynn was doing and used a powerful experimental laser to "digitize" Flynn, turning him into a computer file inside the Grid. Once inside Flynn was at the mercy of MCP, who did his best to have his evil minions kill the User.

TRON Legacy began with a flashback to 1989 as Kevin Flynn, now the CEO of ENCOM, telling his young son Sam about his various adventures in the Grid and about how he, Tron, and Clu discovered something amazing and absolutely miraculous. When young Sam asked about it, he was told to wait until next time as Kevin left for work. Next came several news reports about Kevin's disappearance, which not only jeopardized ENCOM's future, but left Sam as an orphan. Cut to present day and a rebellious Sam has broken into the ENCOM Tower, stealing Encom's new operating system, and releasing it online for free. After being arrested, Sam made bail and returned to his apartment where he was met by Alan Bradley, who told him about a mysterious page he received from his Kevin Flynn's office in Flynn's arcade. Reluctantly following this tip, Sam located a concealed doorway hidden behind the arcade's Tron game which led him to a secret workshop. Sitting down Sam began searching through his father's computer and unwittingly activated a digitizing ray which transported him into Kevin Smith's private digital world. As confused Sam stepped out onto the Grid, he was spotted by a Recognizer and assigned to the gladiatorial Games.

From official release/information:

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)

(Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)

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