Original Tron Movie Finally Available Again

Original Tron Movie Finally Available Again

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Disney has once again released the original Tron film with a host of extra features.

When supplies of the original Tron movie had dried up before the theatrical release of Tron: Legacy, rumors abounded over Disney's reasoning. I have good news: It's back up for sale again.

Amazon now has a listing for Disney's new Blu-ray release of Tron: The Original Classic, in addition to a cheaper DVD release. The film has a brand new cover primarily in black and blue featuring Tron about to throw his virtual discus at your face.

The re-release includes a ton of extras according to its listing. There's audio commentary from the director, producer, and visual effects supervisors, making of interviews with the actors, a look at the film's development and how digital imagery was handled, a feature on Tron's music, deleted scenes, a talk about lightcycle design, concept art galleries, and evidently a version of Space Paranoids that might be playable (but this isn't 100% confirmed by the listing). The Blu-ray version adds a Photo "Tronology" with director Steven Lisberger and his son Carl Lisberger as they go through Disney's photo library and share personal memories and stories.

There isn't a release date yet for Tron: The Original Classic, but it can be pre-ordered. If you also want a copy of Tron: Legacy, there's a massive 5-disc bundle that includes The Original Classic and Legacy on Blu-ray in one blue box.

When I heard of the Tron shortage, it made me sweat considering my VHS version of the film is probably deteriorated by now, and I probably would have been too lazy to ever hook up a VCR anyway. It'll be interesting to see how a film known for innovative CGI in the 1980s looks on an HD television through the glory of Blu-ray.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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I've been holding onto my 2 disc DVD hoping for a BR version. Joy! So totally getting that ident disc version.

I never understood why this or other older movies get blu-ray release also why the fuck do cartoons also get released in HD now. It feels like a waste of the extra 5-10$ more it costs to buy it.

TeeBs:
I never understood why this or other older movies get blu-ray release also why the fuck do cartoons also get released in HD now. It feels like a waste of the extra 5-10$ more it costs to buy it.

have you seen cartoons on blu ray? the lines are crisp, the colors are bolder, it's just a really good look. but i do agree with you on old movies though.

Bout time.

It really started to piss me off when I could not find the origional before Legacy came out.
I ended up having to use other means so I could watch it before Legacy came out.
Good to know I can buy it now.

Hmmf might get this, already seen it, myehhhh ill just wait until legacy comes onto BR. AND get daft punks soundtrack to legacy.

Finally, I was wondering where the hell could I get a copy of the first movie before Legacy came out, maybe I'll have a better understanding of the whole "Tron" universe now. :D

I was glad I had my copy of the Tron DVD for a good ten years or so before Legacy came out. It's even in the two door clamshell instead of the standard size case. And, after watching it I still thought it was an amazing movie (though a little short). I can understand the reasoning behind wanting to focus on Legacy and not add in the rerelease hype of the original but I was also a little disappointed when Disney didn't have a Blu-ray release ready for the release of Legacy. Ah well. No need to fret anymore. Yay! And, as much as I dislike these specialty cases, mostly due to storage needs, this one is a get for me. Right next to my Dark Night Bat-bike case and my Buzz Lightyear with Toy Story 3 disc case backpack.

Well it's about time. Is Legacy even in theaters any more?

ew gross Blu Ray

good luck getting me to buy a DVD (gotta be worth it), much less shell out extra for Blue Ray

(don't think I'll be suckered into the uber hi def stuff until I've gotten used to having a big screened TV...which has still not become a part of my life)

Yeah, I thought something was weird when Netflix didn't have the original Tron. I wanted to watch Tron before I went to see Tron: Legacy, at least to remember what it was about. Will definitely check this out.

First time I watched it I could never get past the way it looked. There is an old dvd copy at the dvd rental shop where I work so I might give it a look though.

It's... not actually a good movie.

Denamic:
It's... not actually a good movie.

Agreed....and now it looks like crap over the new one. LOL!!!

Hmm, TRON on BR... Sounds interesting, might have to pick this up some time.

It's strange they didn't make more of an effort to get this out before the Legacy cinema release as I quite fancied watching it before going to see Legacy particularly as I was going with a younger brother who'd never seen the first one. I was surprised it wasn't available anywhere for a reasonable price, I think there's a bundle for the Legacy blu-ray release which comes with the original film which if cheap enough I'll probably go with.

TeeBs:
I never understood why this or other older movies get blu-ray release also why the fuck do cartoons also get released in HD now. It feels like a waste of the extra 5-10$ more it costs to buy it.

Spartacus (1960) was filmed in approximately 6000 lines of detail: or 6 times current "HD" in the vertical plane. Just because they couldn't broadcast a movie in HD doesn't mean they couldn't film it as such. That said, indie-ish movies will still look like shit: no fancy camera, no HD.

I couldn't help but post this. As soon as I saw this article, this song lodged back in my brain.

I hope you enjoy it, too.

Suilenroc:

TeeBs:
I never understood why this or other older movies get blu-ray release also why the fuck do cartoons also get released in HD now. It feels like a waste of the extra 5-10$ more it costs to buy it.

have you seen cartoons on blu ray? the lines are crisp, the colors are bolder, it's just a really good look. but i do agree with you on old movies though.

I'm on Disney's automailer list and I love reviewing their cartoons. They look phenomenal.

I also can't wait to review this one.

Damn it I can't watch Blu-Ray!

Release it on a format everyone has please -_-

WittyInfidel:
I couldn't help but post this. As soon as I saw this article, this song lodged back in my brain.

I hope you enjoy it, too.

Awesome video!

I think Disney didn't want to remind people that, as others have stated, Tron is pretty bad before releasing Legacy.

welp looks like this will be the first time i ever spend 55 dollars on movies.

i loved the old one and i loved the new one, so this is a definite buy for me.

I own the 20th Anniversary Edition of Tron, and I'm happy with it. I don't know if any real changes were made in it though.

Lol why didn't Disney just put:

"Tron: Look! Look! We're no longer embarrassed by it."

On the front of the box. It's alarming it had such a cult following and yet until around the early 2000's/late 1990's they were all for pretending that Tron had never existed.

Man in Brightly colored Neon spandex running around in a computer? What is this you speak of?

I watched the whole movie on YouTube once someone told me the movie was impossible to get unless you wanted to spend ALOT.

Eh, it was okay. Not something I'd want to spend 20$ on.

Denamic:
It's... not actually a good movie.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion, even though yours is completely wrong. 8P

TeeBs:
I never understood why this or other older movies get blu-ray release also why the fuck do cartoons also get released in HD now. It feels like a waste of the extra 5-10$ more it costs to buy it.

Movies have been recorded in HD for many many years, in case you weren't aware. The problem hasn't been the recording devices, the problem has been the medium in which it's delivered (CD/DVD not big enough), and TV's not able to reproduce Hi-Def imagery. As an example, the original moon landing was filmed completely in HD. It's just taken this long for TV's to catch up.

WittyInfidel:
I couldn't help but post this. As soon as I saw this article, this song lodged back in my brain.

I hope you enjoy it, too.

The original uninstall concept was created by Jack Bicer in 1992, Video implausible.

Bane_Star:

WittyInfidel:
I couldn't help but post this. As soon as I saw this article, this song lodged back in my brain.

I hope you enjoy it, too.

The original uninstall concept was created by Jack Bicer in 1992, Video implausible.

Thank goodness it's a comedy parody movie. It doesn't take it seriously at all.

Also, nice work with searching the wiki.

 

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