Update: Special bonus features and technical specs information added.
Update 2: Our Tron: Legacy Review is now up. Check it out.
Walt Disney Pictures has released information and pre-orders on four different box sets for the 2010 Disney film, Tron: Legacy. The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p mixed aspect ratio 2.40:1 and IMAX 1.78:1 image (similar to The Dark Knight) with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. Tron Classic will have a 1080p 2.20:1 transfer with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio track.
Legacy is the sequel to the ground-breaking 1982 science-fiction film Tron, which featured some of the very first computer generated imagery in film. The 2010 sequel takes audiences back to the world of Tron, this time with just under 30 years of technology and artistry under its belt. The New York Posts’ Kyle Smith said Tron: Legacy is “an eyeball party. The score by Daft Punk, which veers from homages to Hans Zimmer’s thundery work in “The Dark Knight” to a retro-’80s synth sound, surpasses magnificence.” Tron: Legacy is also one of the rare true 7.1 theatrical surround sound audio tracks, and was also shot natively in 3D.
Tron Legacy Special Bonus Features include:
- First Look at TRON: Uprising, the Disney XD animated series.
- Visualizing TRON – How did the filmmakers bring to life the gorgeous world inside the GRID?
- Installing the Cast – Hear from all the stars of TRON: Legacy and their experience in making the movie.
- The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed (Blu-ray Disc Exclusive) – What happens immediately following the end of the movie? What is Flynn Lives and who is responsible for their efforts? An interactive bonus piece.
- TRON: Disney Second Screen (Blu-ray Disc Exclusive) – Using your iPad or computer, watch the movie with exclusive interactive elements available on your 2nd screen. An interactive bonus piece.
- Launching the Legacy – Beyond the amazing visuals is a rich story filled with an entire world’s history and mythology. Discover how the writers and filmmakers created this complex fiction.
- Disc Roars – Watch director Joseph Kosinski use the raucous crowd at Comic-Con to record actual ADR for the disc game stadium crowd.
- Music video – “Derezzed,” written, produced, and performed by Daft Punk.
Tron 1982’s Special Bonus Features include:
- The Tron Phenomenon.
- Audio Commentary.
- The Making of Tron.
- Digital Imagery.
- Deleted Scenes.
- Storyboards, Design and Galleries.
- Photo Tronology (Blu-ray only).
Tron: Legacy comes in three four different Blu-ray packages. First is Tron: Legacy Blu-ray 3D/2D w/ DVD & Digital Copy, a 4-Disc combo pack which includes a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD and Digital Copy versions of the film.
Next we have Tron: Legacy 3D/2D Blu-ray w/ DVD & Digital Copy + Tron: The Original Classic Special Edition Blu-ray, a 5-Disc combo pack which includes everything from the above set, plus the 1982 Tron (2D), redubbed “The Original Classic”.
For those who want a bare-bones version of the new movie, we have the barest of them all, the Tron: Legacy 2D Blu-ray w/ DVD, which includes 2 Blu-ray Discs (second likely to be special bonus features) plus a DVD copy.
And on the opposite end of the spectrum, for the die-hard Tron fan, there’s the Tron: Legacy Limited Edition, which is a 5-Disc combo pack with the 2-Movie Collection: “The Ultimate Tron: Legacy Experience” in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD and Digital Copy, Tron Classic and your own Identity Disc from the film, all in special collector’s packaging.
There are no technical specifications for these releases yet, but they are to be released on April 5th, 2011 and are available to pre-order at Amazon (with $5 off coupons) from the links above. We’ll update you with more details as they arrive.
Full press release:
The Walt Disney Studios is proud to announce the release of its high- tech, action-packed adventure TRON: Legacy, available April 5th on multiple home entertainment platforms, including Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, Movie Download and On-Demand. Also making its long- awaited Blu-ray debut on April 5th is TRON: The Original Classic Special Edition.
Sure to light-up fans this Spring, TRON: Legacy provides consumers with the ultimate Hi-Def Blu-ray experience with breathtaking 1080p visuals and superior 7.1 surround sounds that bring to life the visually stunning world of TRON. Taking you further behind the grid, are also in-depth bonus features on the making of the film (i.e., creating the futuristic vehicles and world of TRON, storyline mythologies, actors/characters and more) and the all-new Disney Second Screen interactive experience.
Disney Second Screen transforms the movie watching experience by allowing viewers to explore the story behind the film perfectly synched on a second device, like an iPad or laptop, without interrupting their enjoyment of the movie. By simply accessing the Disney Second Screen companion application on their Internet-connected device, consumers are able to dive deeper into the film by engaging with elements including 360-degree vehicle turnarounds, interactive progression reels, and more. Disney Second Screen directions and access codes can be found inside the Blu-ray Disc packaging. Audio synching is powered by TVPLUS.
The original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, released by Walt Disney Records on December 7, 2010, was composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy Award–winning French duo Daft Punk. The album peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and was the highest charting score soundtrack in over a decade. Walt Disney Records will be releasing TRON: Legacy RECONFIGURED, an album featuring 14 remixes of the original motion picture score on April 5th.
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