Tron - special edition

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  1. stan hiller

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    I'm the proud owner of one of the best Laserdisc boxsets ever produced - Disney's Archive Collection of 'Tron' - OK, its not the greatest of films but it made an impact on me back in 82 with its revolutionary computer generated effects and as soon as this boxset was released, I flew to toronto to pick a copy up and on playing it was gobsmacked by the superb picture quality THX surround and a whole disc of extras which would put todays dvd's extras to shame.

    Prior to purchasing this disc, I had to put up with grainy, pan & scan vhs so you can imagine how I felt when I got my hands on this.

    I still enjoy watching it and have recently heard that a special 20th anniversary dvd is being released - can anyone confirm this and better still, indicate if any changes have been made to this edition ?
     
  2. Seth Paxton

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    I'm not familiar with the LD Box contents although I understand it to be very solid.

    The Tron SE DVD is due on Jan 15, 2002 the last I heard. Pretty sure that's an announced date.
     
  3. Ron-P

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    Here's some info:
    DISC 1: Feature film with audio commentary by director Steven Lisberger. DISC 2: Two programs detailing the histories of computer animation; Interviews; Deleted scenes; Making-of featurette; Storyboard-to-film comparison.
    Aspect Ratio of 2.20:1. Not sure what the audio will be.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  4. HenrikTull

    HenrikTull Second Unit

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    Well, since it's a VISTA title I'm pretty darn sure it will have both DD and DTS soundtracks, along with the original soundtrack.
    Can't wait [​IMG]
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

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    When this came out I paid $89, ON SALE!
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    New disc will be 5.1 DD, don't think it has DTS

    I believe the documentary is all-new, along with much of the stuff that was on the LD.

    I hope it's as good as the Last Starfighter one, I love that doc
     
  7. Tom Brennan

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    Is the commentary track new, or is it taken from the LD?
     
  8. Norm

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    I know I read somewhere that there will be no Tron SE released in R1. It stated, because sales were bad for the regular version.

    Disregard the above, its Starman SE that won't be released in R1.
     
  9. Todd Christ

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    so what are the odds of a newer "digital" (picture and sound) TRON coming out?
    also, who would like to see a sequel?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  10. Lone Wolf

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    Todd,

    That sequel is currently being written by Steven Lisberger, director and writer of TRON. The follow-up is called TRON 2.0 and apparently the lightcycles will return!

    Johnny B.
     
  11. Christian Preischl

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    Henrik,
     
  12. George Cifrancis

    George Cifrancis Stunt Coordinator

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    I am glad to see they are using the original Syd Mead TRON logo for the DVD release artwork. They didn't use it on the LaserDisc special edition which was annoying.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Tom Brennan

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    My God that cover looks awesome!
     
  14. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I WANT THAT.

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

    Vince
     
  15. Aryn Leroux

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    Tron is a definate purchase for me aswell and that cover really looks great!!
     

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