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Although not a box-office success in its initial release, Disney's computer-animated cyberpunk epic has gone on to become a cult favorite amongst sci-fi enthusiasts and tech-heads. That said, the company's decision to release Tron on DVD with almost no extras borders on the criminal. Save for a pair of trailers, there is no behind-the-scenes information of any kind. Thankfully, the picture and sound more than make up for this woeful oversight. Few discs can match Tron for its image, presented in its original ...
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Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes December 12, 2000 DVD New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 96 mins. Aspect ratio: 2.20: ... 1. Originally released: 1982. A video game designer trying to prove a big time executive stole his idea is sucked into a corporation's mainframe where programs are personified counterparts of their writers and "users" are subjects of religious faith. A well-crafted and scripted metaphor, TRON benefits from breakthrough computer animation. Read more Show Less

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Although not a box-office success in its initial release, Disney's computer-animated cyberpunk epic has gone on to become a cult favorite amongst sci-fi enthusiasts and tech-heads. That said, the company's decision to release Tron on DVD with almost no extras borders on the criminal. Save for a pair of trailers, there is no behind-the-scenes information of any kind. Thankfully, the picture and sound more than make up for this woeful oversight. Few discs can match Tron for its image, presented in its original 2.20:1 aspect ratio. The film is a showcase for deep, rich colors and stunning animated vistas. For fans and newcomers alike, this is the way to see the film. The sound is in Dolby Digital 4.1, successfully bringing the film's video game-style sound design directly into one's home. These features alone are superior enough to warrant owning Tron on DVD, and almost compensate for the lack of extras.
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Special Features

French-language track [Dolby Digital]; Spanish-language track [Dolby Surround]; Original theatrical trailer; Chapter search
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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
An inventive, groundbreaking work of science fiction that initially puzzled as many viewers as it delighted, Tron inspired the devotion of a large coterie of fans who will be delighted with this newly remastered DVD presentation. As the story begins, computer games designer Kevin Flynn Jeff Bridges has had his series of fabulously successful programs stolen by evil corporate genius Ed Dillinger David Warner, who uses his Master Control Program to dominate other programmers and users. While attempting to obtain evidence of Dillinger’s perfidy, Flynn winds up transformed into a computer program and meets unexpected dangers in cyberspace. Director Steven Lisberger Hot Pursuit, challenged to create a wholly artificial world, succeeds in making this electronic battleground an unearthly, foreboding place. Live-action and animation techniques are jointly employed to startling effect; clever use of "cool" colors gives cyberspace a harsh, unnatural look. The plot and characters with the exception of Bridges are clearly overshadowed by the dazzling visuals, but that’s precisely what has endeared the ahead-of-its-time Tron to an army of admirers. This 20th anniversary Collectors Edition DVD includes some five hours of bonus material, including feature-length commentary, a making-of documentary, interviews with cast and crew members, deleted scenes, storyboards, a photo gallery, and a separate audio track for the film's musical score.
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Years before The Matrix contemplated life inside an all-encompassing computer, Tron realized a similar concept in glorious fashion, with visuals that were equally cutting edge at the time. Although it did not strike a chord with all audiences, those who allowed themselves to be swept away into that alternate world of pixels and grids claimed fanatical devotion to the influential film. The central struggle between good and evil is pure hokum, but the plot is not Tron's major contribution to imaginative cinema. Its neon-colored world of geometric shapes and angles is the true star, as well as the only necessary justification for making the film. The stark, foreboding computer environment is a world more intensely foreign than a sunless planet at the distant edges of the universe. Enhancing the atmosphere is the merciless villain played by David Warner, who, along with his evil incarnate character from Time Bandits 1981, portrayed two of the more delicious sources of pure malice of the early '80s. Key to its enduring presence in both gaming and science fiction communities is its two innovative competition sequences: one involves a deadly race in which curved racing pods try to outdistance each other, while avoiding colliding with the lethal wall of exhaust left in the other's wake; the second features players hurling discs at each other, with dire consequences for being knocked off balance or failing to complete the catch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/2000
  • UPC: 717951000378
  • Original Release: 1982
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Kevin Flynn/Clu
Bruce Boxleitner Alan Bradley/Tron
David Warner Ed Dillinger/Sark
Cindy Morgan Lora/Yori
Barnard Hughes Dr. Walter Gibbs/Dumont
Dan Shor Ram
Peter Jurasik Crom
Loyd Catlett Video Game Cowboy, Conscript #1
Vince Deadrick Jr. Warrior
Michael Dudikoff Conscript
Tony Stephano Peter/Sark's Lieutenant
Craig Chudy Warrior
Sam Schatz Expert Disc Warrior
Jackson Bostwick Head Guard
Gerald Berns Guard #1
Bob Neill Guard #2
Ted White Guard #3
Mark Stewart Guard #4
Tony Brubaker Guard
Erik Cord Tank Gunner
Jack Manning Voice Only
Dave Cass Factory Guard
Charlie Picerni Tank Commander
Technical Credits
Steven Lisberger Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Billy Burton Stunts
Wendy Carlos Score Composer
James Deeth Stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts
Harrison Ellenshaw Associate Producer, Special Effects
Gary Epper Stunts
Donna Garrett Stunts
Jeff Gourson Editor
Charles Haas Screenwriter
Bob Hathaway Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Holt Stunts
Hank Hooker Stunts
Gary Jensen Stunts
Elois Jenssen Costumes/Costume Designer
Journey Songwriter
Donald Kushner Producer
James Larue Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Lerner Stunts
Gary D. Liddiard Makeup
Bruce Logan Cinematographer
Bonnie MacBird Original Story
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Syd Mead Production Designer
Rexford Metz Camera Operator
Ron Miller Executive Producer
Lee Minkler Sound/Sound Designer
Dean Edward Mitzner Production Designer
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Al Y. Roelofs Art Director
Ralph Sariego Production Manager
Walter Scott Stunts
Roger M. Shook Set Decoration/Design
Richard Taylor Special Effects
Glenn Wilder Stunts
James Winburn Stunts
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Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:02]
2. In The Real World.. [:10]
3. Clu Is Missing [:10]
4. Dillinger [:10]
5. Here Goes Nothing [3:34]
6. Flynn's Video Arcade [:28]
7. Flynn's Story [2:43]
8. Breaking Into ENCOM [1:46]
9. The Electronic World [2:32]
10. A Challenge For Sark [1:40]
11. Tron's Disc Fight [3:56]
12. The Ring Game [:47]
13. On The Lightcycle Grid [2:39]
14. The Tanks In Pursuit [2:21]
15. The Hunt Continues [2:39]
16. User Power [3:53]
17. Yori [2:55]
18. Tron And Yori On The Run [:19]
19. The I/O Tower Guardian [4:18]
20. Tron Contacts Alan [2:03]
21. Tron Finds Flynn [1:34]
22. The Solar Sailer [2:01]
23. Collision Course [2:59]
24. Tron Continues Alone [1:59]
25. Showdown [5:56]
26. Salvation [1:54]
27. End Of Line [2:30]
28. End Credits [4:11]
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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 29 chapter(s) covering 01:35:54
Set Up
   Spoken Languages
   Captions
Bonus Materials
   Theatrical Trailer
   Additional Titles
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Curtis the Fister - Cyberhound of a coon's age!

    Tron was truly one of the most rigid and timid movies of the early millenium. This movie is not for the faint of heart or cowards of society. I loved the very end when Tron got really super-sized and had that big mallet-looking mustache. For people who are looking for a good family movie I can't think of a better movie not starring midgets. If you are unemployed like myself or even planning on being unemployed you must get this movie and a bag of pork rinds. Make a night of it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Sci Fi for 1980s

    The concept was well beyond the boundries of anything else made in the 1980's. The soundtrack is excellent as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best 80's Movie

    This movie is the best one that came out of the late 80's! The graphics went beyond those in the time and the storyline is execelle

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