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  • Actors: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, David Warner, Barnard Hughes
  • Directors: Steven Lisberger
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KPLVV8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,604 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Special Features

2-Disc DVD
• [All New] The TRON Phenomenon
Since its original release in 1982, TRON became an instant classic with a cult fan base. Explore the reasoning by this phenomenon, its impact on pop culture, and its resurgence with the release of TRON: Legacy, featuring interviews with the filmmakers and stars from the new movie (On Disc 1)
• Audio Commentary (from existing release)
With director Steven Lisberger, producer Donald Kushner, associate producer and visual effects supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw and visual effects supervisor Richard Taylor (On Disc 1)
• The Making of Tron (from existing release)
Includes interviews with cast members Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cyndi Morgan, Bernard Hughes, Daniel Shore, and David Warner. New Interviews with writer/director Steven Lisberger, Richard Taylor, Harrison Ellenshaw, Donald Kushner, and other key production personnel
• Development (from existing release)
o Early development of TRON
o Early Lisberger Studios animation
o Early concept art and background concepts
o "Computers Are People Too"
o Early video tests text card
• Digital Imagery (from existing release)
o Backlight animation
o Digital imagery in Tron
o "Beyond Tron"
o Role of Triple I
o Triple I demo
• Music (existing release)
o Lightcycle scene with alternate Carlos music tracks text card
o End credits with original Carlos
• Publicty (existing release)
o Trailers
o Nato, work in progress, 1, 2, 3, & 4
o Production photos
o Publicity and merchandising
• Deleted Scenes (existing release)
o Introduction by writer/director Steven Lisberger
o Tron And Yori's love scene
o Tron And Yori's love scene #2
o Alternate opening prologue
• Design (existing release)
o Introduction to design by writer/director Steven Lisberger
o The programs - Flynn, Yori, Sark, The Bit, Guard, Tron, Dumont, MCP, Video Warrior, Misc
o The vehicles
o Lightcycles:
• Syd Mead discusses lightcycle design
• Magi animation tests
• Lightcycle designs
o Recognizer:
• Recongizer designs
• Space Paranoids video game
• Space Paranoids video game
o Tank
o Sark's Carrier
o Solar
o Sailor
o The Electronic World
o Dillinger's office and Flynn's Arcade
o The Game Grid
o Power Cave
o The Electronic World
o I/O tower designs
o Yori's apartment
o Triple I models
• Storyboarding (existing release)
o The storyboarding process
o Moebius miscellaneous storyboarding artwork text card
o Creation of TRON main title - Moebius storyboards
o Early storyboard artwork text card
o Storyboard to film comparison:
• Intro
• Lightcycle chase storyboard
• Lightcycle chase final film
• Galleries
o Development: Early concept art and background concepts
o Publicity
o Design
o Storyboarding


Editorial Reviews

Experience the original landmark motion picture that inspired a new generation of digital filmmakers and became a favorite of fans and critics across the world. Relive the electrifying thrills of TRON with an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration and enhanced high definition sound.

When a brilliant video game maker named Flynn (Jeff Bridges) hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer, he is beamed inside an astonishing digital world and becomes part of the very game he is designing. Complete with never-before-seen bonus material, it's an epic adventure that everyone will enjoy!

Customer Reviews

TRON is a A Truly Classic `80's Movie!
Kevin C. Turner
Heck, I just really love this movie like crazy and it only gets better and better the more times that I watch it.
Rock~N~Rolla
I greatly enjoyed this movie, and loved the story.
David Bradshaw

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

123 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Cubist on July 22, 2003
Format: DVD
When Tron came out in 1982, it was intended to be a visually stunning parable against the powers of computers and technology. More than twenty years later, the movie plays more like a nostalgic ode to the early 1980s, than a simple good vs. evil morality tale. Tron evokes the heady days when video games like Pac Man, Defender and Centipede ruled the arcades and when everyone owned a Commodore 64 or an Atari 2600 -- the eight track of personal computing.
Writer/director Steven Lisberger creates a flashy, neon-drenched world, a cybernetic version of Social Darwinism where lowly computer programs must participate in gladiatorial battles against the Master Control's ruthless minions. Even though the computer effects look primitive now, back then they were considered ahead of their time. Fortunately, Lisberger has not remastered the special effects with contemporary computer graphics (take note George Lucas). There is a certain clunky charm to the effects that makes Tron all that more endearing to its fans.
Tron is one of those rare examples where style over substance works. The computer world that Lisberger and his team worked so hard to create is rich in detail. It also plays on our romantic notions of what really goes on inside our computers -- not a collection of microchips and circuit boards but a vast world where programs fight each other for survival. It's no wonder that visionary science fiction writer, William Gibson once commented in an interview that the cyberworld in Tron is how he envisioned the cyberspace in his novels.
The audio commentary with director Steven Lisberger, producers Donald Kushner and Harrison Ellenshaw, and special effects wizard, Richard Taylor. There is a relaxed feel to the track as these guys reminisce about working on the movie.
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137 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Kolchak the Night Stalker on September 13, 2005
Format: DVD
I've read so many reviews TRASHING the special effects of Tron and its plot. First of all, it's easy with our modern ILM and digital masterpieces like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, Jurassic Park, etc. to criticize a movie made in 1982 but the bottom line is that the effects, for its time, were amazing!! I remember as a kid watching this movie with my mouth hanging open. I watched it, as a matter of fact, this week, on DVD and it still impresses me.

The key to being thoughtful and critical of movies is to be able to watch them in the context of their time. I could easily watch Star Trek episodes and say, "ha!! Look at that! Since our FX are so much better now days, that series isn't even relevent!!" That's, in a nutshell, what I read one reviewer saying, that the FX of Tron are corney by modern standards to it's irrelevent. Not at all.....

I think the plot, and keep in mind this IS a Disney movie, though simple, is a good one. It deals with a big brother government that wants to make everyone think the same, live under one rule, if you're not with us you're against us, etc. kind of government. To be in good standing with the Master Control, one must not believe in the "users," or, to the computer programs, 'God.' So, atheism is the key to getting good training, promotion and success. Those who oppose the MCP are treated like Roman Gladiators only to perish. Flynn takes on an incarnation of sorts becoming a "user" and a "program" almost resembling a kind of computer Christ. Very interesting notion. Neat parallel. The movie if full of Christian-type allegories and overall is very entertaining.

There is no sex, hurtful violence or garbage. Clean movie, I as an adult still love it, and it's in general a great flick. Give it a break folks!
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 2001
Format: DVD
For the record, ...this 20th Anniversary Tron 2-disc set DOES have plenty of extras, in fact, it sounds like a port of the Masterpiece Edition laser disc set with even more goodies. Here is what is known as of Oct 1, 2001:
* A new 75-minute documentary called, "The Making of Tron"
* Deleted scenes with all- new introductions by writer / director Steven Lisberger and visual effects supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw
* Production photo gallery with new photos from the Disney photo archives
* Audio commentary by director Steven Lisberger, producer Donald Kushner and visual effects supervisors Harrison Ellenshaw and Richard Taylor
* Storyboard to film comparisons
* Extensive still frame galleries
* Pre- production animation tests
* Original Wendy Carlos soundtrack music deleted from the film
* Inspirational designs by design artists Syd Mead, Peter Lloyd and Jean "Moebius" Giraud
* Computer animation design and demo reels
* Original publicity materials
* Original theatrical trailer
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91 of 103 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 5, 1999
Format: DVD
--I'm a big fan of this wonderful film, and recomend that people buy it. At the same time I'm disappointed (once again) by the Disney presentation.
--On May 14th I saw TRON in 70mm at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood (the 'real' way it was meant to be seen). When I played this DVD on my system two things struck me.
--#1 The sound is near perfect! It retains a very good dynamic range, making dialog easy to understand, and special effects sound great. I would also like to point out that the sound is not 5.1, as the package is labled. (It's either 5.0 or 4.1)
--#2 The picture is quite a bit different than I remembered it. In the theater the effects looked like computer generated images (CGI), but on DVD they look animated, as if drawn by hand. I also noticed in the theater that scenes shot "in the real world" had a tint to them. (For example, Flynn's arcade is tinted red, Dillinger's office is tinted greenish, and Encom's "laser room" has sort of a blue tint.) This is the way it was intended but seems to have been lost on the DVD. It's also worth noting that this disk is letterboxed, not anamorphic widescreen. Over all, the picture quality is about average for a movie of its age on DVD.
--The real disappointment is the lack of extras. This is absolutely inexcusable! Disney could have easily carried them over from their rediculously priced laser disk CAV special edition. I must say, after having seen the deleted "love scene", they should have left it in the film! I miss it every time I see TRON.
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