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Tron (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition)

Jeff Bridges , Bruce Boxleitner , Robert Meyer Burnett , Steven Lisberger    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
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The surprising truth about Disney's 1982 computer-game fantasy is that it's still visually impressive (though technologically quaint by later high-definition standards) and a lot of fun. It's about a computer wizard named Flynn (Jeff Bridges) who is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate (David Warner) and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) to outmaneuver the Master Control program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game. Disney's wizards used a variety of cinematic techniques and early-'80s state-of-the-art computer-generated graphics to accomplish their dynamic visual goals, and the result was a milestone in cyberentertainment, catering to technogeeks while providing a dazzling adventure for hackers and nonhackers alike. Appearing just in time to celebrate the nascent cyberpunk movement in science fiction, Tron received a decidedly mixed reaction when originally released, but has since become a high-tech favorite and a landmark in special effects, with a loyal following of fans. DVD is a perfect format for the movie's neon-glow color scheme, and the musical score by synthesizer pioneer Wendy Carlos is faithfully preserved on the digitally remastered soundtrack. --Jeff Shannon

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ground Breaking Movie Aug. 8 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I really like TRON. It was so ahead of its time. It still works today. It in fact works even better because it projected a look into the future that has never come to fruition. A one-of-a-kind gem. Great score too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to Understand Tron April 6 2004
By Sean
Format:DVD
Preamble: Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is an ace software programmer who writes his own video games using his company's mainframe computers. A fellow (and jealous) software programmer, Ed Dillinger, finds the games on the company's computers, realizes Flynn's brilliance and steals the code to present to the company, naming himself as the author. Forward several years, Flynn has been dismissed from the company which has now prospered due to the videogame sales falsely attributed to Dillinger, and runs an arcade, somewhat ironically, filled with his own video games. A few of his friends stayed on with the video game company (which has now moved on to more experimental and expansive applications from the proceeds of the video game sales), and are having difficulties with a promoted-to-head-honcho Dillinger who is now trying to upgrade a "Master Control Program" which effectively limits any abilities for the software programmers to control and access their work on their computer terminals (there are definitely some human versus machine, individual versus oppression, "I'm not a number, I'm a man!" type themes working throughout the whole script here, albeit in a rather simplistic and clumsy effort that loses all credence by the time you realize that the moral of the story basically is still a bunch of numbed-up kids feeding quarters into a series of machines for one guy, and whoever he sees fit, to get rich off of). In order to get back into their computers, they seek out the hacking talents of Flynn to break into the system and change their security clearance level. In exchange, Flynn realizes he has the opportunity to try and find the original versions of the files he created, and thus prove that he was the developer who programmed the video games, and not Dillinger. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD, but only for hardcore fans Aug. 26 2003
By R D
Format:DVD
Tron was a groundbreaking, visually stunning movie when it came out, and the effects are still enjoyable (if anachronistic). However, those who aren't original fans or hardcore geeks will probably only enjoy the movie on an ironic level- the dialogue is laugably bad. As my wife said- "this movie is ripe for MST3k treatment".
But I'm a computer geek, and although the science is terrible, what I appreciate the most about Tron's story is how well it captures the essence of the "politics" of computers at the time it was written. The struggle of the users and programs against the "Master Control Program" in the movie mimics the real-life frustration many users had with centrally controlled, large UNIX and mainframe systems they had to work on in the mid-seventies, often paying for computer time by the minute. This frustration lead a small group of engineers to start building small "personal" computers as a hobby (and then as a business), finally freeing users from the tyranny of limited computer access.
The THX-certified 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition delivers a faithful rendition of the movie- lacking a high def TV, I can't comment too much on the transfer quality other than "it looked good" on my 29" tube. Sound is a different story- although dialogue levels are a bit low at times, the effects track is stupendous, with the best use of the rear channels I've heard from a movie of this vintage and lots of LFE. Your subwoofer will really enjoy this one.
The "extras" in this edition are quite excellent, giving mind-numbingly thorough coverage of the conception and development of the movie, although I was disappointed with the lack of detail in the coverage of the pure CGI sequences (like the lightcycles).
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5.0 out of 5 stars love this movie, always have April 12 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
this was a nostalgia purchase.
I'm not sure the video quality couldn't have been better, but otherwise the bluray delivers.
arrived in good time and excellent condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!! April 2 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Classic Disney pushing borders and expanding genres. Love this movie! Great acting, directing and VFX at its infancy to boot!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great treat March 9 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Another successful trip down the memory lane.I highly recommend this movie to all those addicted to CG effects.
This movie is one of many that proves that more doesn't mean better and story lane and good acting counts for a lot.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Italian version, not playable here Aug. 18 2013
By Laurent
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Watch out, it's an important precision that definitely is on the page, but I have absolutely no idea why this shows up on Amazon Canada. I was too quick buying it thinking they wouldn't advertise something useless in Canada on amazon.ca, but here I am, with a completely useless version of the movie.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DVD picture quality is better... July 9 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
...when Disney, or whoever, did the DVD-to-Blu Ray transfer, they neglected to make the Blu Ray version better. The colour is a little better, but very grainy (not very clean). Save your money and buy the DVD instead. BUT!!!!! if you must buy the Blu Ray, buy it for Amazon, for the ease of (the inevitable) return and/or refund.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good movie
not expensive for the price. collector choice. even its and old movie, old storie. its almost the same with the tron legacy 2010
Published 12 months ago by lisouou
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
so far ahead of its time, although it looks a bit dated today. it was ground breaking on some effects
Published 12 months ago by Dr. Gary H. Kramer
4.0 out of 5 stars Tron
Tron may seem quaint by today's standards but It as definitely ahead of its time and very original when it came out in 1982. Read more
Published on April 18 2011 by falcon
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic movie...
It's happened to me a few times in my older life and it happened with Tron. I had such fond memories as a kid of watching this movie over and over. Read more
Published on Aug. 27 2010 by Joe Kool
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I was very pleased with the speedy & safe delivery of this product as it did arrive on time for Christmas! Excellent!
Published on March 8 2009 by voxlumina
5.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly stands the test of time.
Okay playing Kingdom Hearts II really made me want to see Tron again and I wasn't disapointed.

Summary: Game designer gets screwed over by a corp. Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2007 by Maurice G. Tousignant
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELENTE!!!!
TRON HASTA EL DIA DE HOY DESPUES DE MAS DE 25 AÑOS DE HABER SALIDO AL MERCADO, SIGUE SIENDO UNA DE LAS MEJORES PELICULAS DE SCI-FI DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS. Read more
Published on June 8 2004 by J. P. Rios
5.0 out of 5 stars A Flim Before Its Time
Tron was a movie made with cutting edge technology on the cusp of what we today call CGI. Unfortunately, for this movie, it did not do too well at the box office in 1982. Read more
Published on May 28 2004
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