Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tron Legacy Blue Ray Release Announced

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Well, here's a little bit of news that is pretty much guaranteed to brighten up any geek's day... so you knew I'd mention it right?  I mean Tron and geeks go together like... I don't know... peanut butter & jelly... or something like that.  Anyway, the big day is 04-05-11, which is pretty close to my birthday; so you can guess what I've just added to my Amazon wish list, right?
Want to know what all you get?  I thought you would.  Here is all the info, direct from Disney via the press release:
HE ULTIMATE ACTION-PACKED, FUTURISTIC ADVENTURE COMES TO LIFE
ON STUNNING BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF AND BLU-RAY 3D™

Disney
TRON: LEGACY
Hits The Grid - Tuesday, April 5th

TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION TO ALSO DEBUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY


BURBANK, CA, February 11, 2011 – 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 providesconsumers 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.


TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC SPECIAL EDITION
FACT SHEET
Film Synopsis: Experience the original landmark motion picture that inspired a new generation of digital filmmakers and became a favorite of fans and critics across the world. Relive the electrifying thrills of TRON with an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration and enhanced high-definition sound.

When a brilliant video game maker named Flynn (Jeff Bridges) hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer, he is beamed inside an astonishing digital world and becomes part of the very game he is designing. Complete with never-before-seen bonus materials, it's an epic adventure that everyone will enjoy!


U.S. Release Date: April 5, 2011

Release Format: Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download & On-Demand

Rating: US-PG
Canada-PG

Feature Run Time: Approximately 96-minutes

Talent/Cast: Jeff Bridges (TRON: Legacy, True Grit, The Big Lebowski)
Bruce Boxleitner (TRON: Legacy, Transmorphers: Fall of Man)
David Warner (Planet of the Apes, Titanic, The Omen)
Cindy Morgan (Caddyshack, TV's "Falcon Crest")

Director: Steven Lisberger (TRON: Legacy, Hot Pursuit)

Producer: Donald Kushner (TRON: Legacy, Monster)


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