Disney has been phoning it in lately on some of their recent Blu-ray releases. They have pulled out all the stops for Tron: Legacy. This five disc set includes the 3D, regular Blu-ray, Digital Copy and DVD versions of Tron: Legacy, if that’s not enough they go the extra mile and give us the Blu-ray version of Tron The Original Classic. Let’s give Disney mad props for giving us the complete Tron Experience right out of the gate without the double dip trip.
I loved Tron: Legacy, it was one of my top 10 films of 2010 and it holds up well on Blu-ray, even better because I didn’t have to watch it in 3D – that is until I get a 3D TV in a few weeks. The youngification of Jeff Bridges is just downright creepy. You can check out my full review of Tron: Legacy here – http://eclipsemagazine.com/comic-books/23627/
I have to admire the folks at Disney. When they want to market a movie, they market a movie. Tron: Legacy followed me around all year, whether it was the big Tron Press Conference at Wondercon, to their Comic-Con panel, to their weekly Tron emails and video releases the movie was in my face. Even with all that marketing and pr work I somehow managed to avoid having all of that material “spoil” me because, shhhh…. Don’t tell the Disney PR folk, but I simply didn’t watch most of it, I posted a lot of the clips and I missed the Press Conferences (not on purpose, just had conflicts and sent other people to cover them). So despite their best efforts I walked into the movie fairly “cold.”
My concerns going in where A) it’s in 3D and I’ve made it clear how much I loathe the format and B) Tron just has never been my thing. The first thing you should know is the screening was on iMax 3D. It’s extremely rare the studio screens a movie in iMax so that was a real treat. Yeah we had the “fake” Max but the screen was large and beautiful with an amazing audio system. The 3D was projected flawlessly so I didn’t have a single complaint in that department so I was able to actually focus on the movie.
TRON: Legacy is a simple tale, well told, that becomes a completely immersive experience when the 3-D kicks in – which puts it well ahead of its predecessor, which was a simple tale, barely told, though filled with cutting edge effects.
Today this Tuesday October 12th marks the ten week countdown for Walt Disney Pictures’ film TRON: Legacy. The film is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2010 in theaters everywhere in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. Personally I can’t wait for this film and think it will be worth watching during the holiday season Continue reading Tron Tuesday-10 Weeks Left→