Tron

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,
i Tron
i0 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.
i --Jeff Shannon

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upc: 9780788830655
title: Tron
theatricalDate: 09-07-1982
stars: Jeff Bridges
Bruce Boxleitner
David Warner
Cindy Morgan
Barnard Hughes
purchase date: 19-06-2007
publisher: Walt Disney Video
published: 15-01-2002
price: $19.99
net Rating: 4
MPAA Rating: PG
minutes: 96
number of media: 2
last lookup time: 204001808
genre: Adventure
7-9 Years
10-12 Years
Science Fiction
Family Films
Sci-Fi Action
Experiments Gone Wrong
Technology Run Amok
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Adventures
7-11 Years
For the Whole Family
fullTitle: Tron (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
features: Anamorphic
Closed-captioned
Color
DVD-Video
Widescreen
NTSC
2.20:1
edition: 20th Anniversary Collector's
director: Steven Lisberger
Robert Meyer Burnett
currentValue: $8.42
created: 204001808
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: B00005OCMR