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Blu-ray.com mentions an april 5th release date for Tron: Legacy



As well as Tron and the Combo Tron/Tron: Legacy, 2D and 3D...



It's supposedly on pre-order but the link doesn't work yet. I guess it's still fresh and will be working soon.



Day 1 for me! For both films





http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/TRON-L...Blu-ray/20250/



...btw, no cover art yet!

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AMEN!! Love Tron 1983 and thought that Tron Legacy was ALOT of fun especially in 3D. All 3 (Tron, Tron Legacy 2D and 3D) will be picked up day 1 as well!! T:L's soundtrack is going to ROCK on BD!!!
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I'd like a package with the IMAX 3D version of Legacy (expanding during the IMAX shots as with The Dark Knight). I'm getting a 3D TV for my birthday and I will definitely pick this up as demo material.

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Probably a blind buy for me, even though reviews on the movie were mixed at best, everyone said the audio was fantastic. That gives me hope on that front.

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Probably a blind buy for me, even though reviews on the movie were mixed at best, everyone said the audio was fantastic. That gives me hope on that front.

Definitely rent it first. It's all eye candy with a horrible script.

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Just like the original.
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Definitely rent it first. It's all eye candy with a horrible script.

That bad, huh?

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That bad, huh?

At least the original has a bit of wide-eyed charm, like The Last Starfighter (which also broke ground in the art of computer animation, and even more so because Tron cheated a bit with some hand-drawn animation courtesy of Disney's cartoon department).

This one was just bleh.

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The visuals were cool and the audio mix was pretty intense, but after about 40 minutes I couldn't wait for it to end. It struck me as typical action movie nonsense from the Michael Bay school.
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The visuals were cool and the audio mix was pretty intense, but after about 40 minutes I couldn't wait for it to end. It struck me as typical action movie nonsense from the Michael Bay school.

Michael Bay should just move to a desert island and stop making films. His influence has really dumbed down action-adventure movies.

Gotta bring these two clips back up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AR23f08yBA

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That bad, huh?

I don't always agree with Ebert, but his Legacy review sums it up pretty well, at least for me. So I guess to each his own then... I enjoyed Legacy a lot, not just because of the eye-candy. As much as I don't care for the 3D release, the visuals will be just as good in 2D. And this film *IS* visually impressive.

Rent it first if you want, but I'm guessing you might not be disappointed with a blind buy either, at least for its visual quality, the audio, the music. The rest is too subjective anyway.
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I don't always agree with Ebert, but his Legacy review sums it up pretty well, at least for me. So I guess to each his own then... I enjoyed Legacy a lot, not just because of the eye-candy. As much as I don't care for the 3D release, the visuals will be just as good in 2D. And this film *IS* visually impressive.

Rent it first if you want, but I'm guessing you might not be disappointed with a blind buy either, at least for its visual quality, the audio, the music. The rest is too subjective anyway.

I appreciate the input from you guys. Just know that my blind buys are usually drunken late weekend night Amazon purchases so they're out of my control anyway.

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I appreciate the input from you guys. Just know that my blind buys are usually drunken late weekend night Amazon purchases so they're out of my control anyway.

Hey, at least you are buying movies and not porn.

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The visuals were cool and the audio mix was pretty intense, but after about 40 minutes I couldn't wait for it to end. It struck me as typical action movie nonsense from the Michael Bay school.

Tron: Legacy has nothing to do with Michael Bay movies. There is much more in this movie than your "average" popcorn brainless CGI romp-crap that he typically produces. This movie actually immerses, for one.

I can say this because I hate 99% of all Michael Bay movies, and I don't care for Transformers either. Leave him out of Tron: Legacy, he could never dream of something as cool.

The 3D is not needed for Legacy, either. Grab the 2D release and enjoy it.
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Hey, at least you are buying movies and not porn.

No matter how good it is, it never really brings out the full potential my audio rig has to offer.

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I appreciate the input from you guys. Just know that my blind buys are usually drunken late weekend night Amazon purchases so they're out of my control anyway.

Stephen take it for what its worth,but myself,my wife and our 4 year old daughter saw Tron:Legacy a few weeks back and we all loved it!
Our daughter was so into the movie,she barely moved.
We saw it in IMAX 3D,which added to the enjoymnet.
I know there has been so many mixed reactions to T:L,but I found myself totally engrossed and blown away.
I would say a blind-buy would still be warranted for the amazing visiuals,action scenes and the stellar sound design & mix,at the very least.
The light cycle sequence is well worth the purchase alone
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Tron: Legacy has nothing to do with Michael Bay movies.

We'll have to disagree It was more visually interesting than Bay's teal/orange hackery, but there was the same lack of feel for what makes a blockbuster action movie work that I saw in the Transformers films. Big, expensive effects being thrown at the viewer with little regard for either visceral excitement or involving storytelling. I was occasionally immersed before they got to old Jeff Bridges, but by the time they got through all the technobabble and had to take the macguffin to the thingamajig, I was thoroughly bored
I've never seen the first film, for what it's worth.
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I am getting both and I am really excited about it. I love these movies.
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At least the original has a bit of wide-eyed charm, like The Last Starfighter (which also broke ground in the art of computer animation, and even more so because Tron cheated a bit with some hand-drawn animation courtesy of Disney's cartoon department).

This one was just bleh.

Last Starfighter and charm in the same sentence???

You'd have to pay to me to own a copy of The Last Starfighter and a good sum to actually watch it. It ended right about when you thought it might be starting. I recall people laughing hysterically in theater when the credits rolled, they couldn't believe how awful it was.

Tron 2 is every classic film ever created all in one in comparison
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Tron: Legacy has nothing to do with Michael Bay movies. There is much more in this movie than your "average" popcorn brainless CGI romp-crap that he typically produces. This movie actually immerses, for one.

I can say this because I hate 99% of all Michael Bay movies, and I don't care for Transformers either. Leave him out of Tron: Legacy, he could never dream of something as cool.

The 3D is not needed for Legacy, either. Grab the 2D release and enjoy it.

I have to say that it did NOT at all remind me of the Transformers flicks.
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Hey, at least you are buying movies and not porn.

Hey! I never told anyone about that...

Cool deal. This comes out on my b-day. The movie was okay but the audio track (and the Daft Punk score) was worth a purchase, alone.

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I thought Tron Legacy was painfully bad. It was soulless. And unending.

The look and sound were interesting... at first. Then they became repetitive. There were a couple of action sequences up front that were pretty much what you'd expect after seeing the trailer. Then there was the talking. And more talking. And more talking. And so on. And on.

I'm not a Micheal Bay fan. I love character development, exposition, true storytelling. I even enjoyed the first movie. But this bored me to tears.

To be fair, whatever it was the writers were trying to accomplish, it went right past me. I just didn't care about what was happening on the screen. YMMV.
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Don't know if any one saw this...
Amazon has a place holder for Tron Legacy. 4 disc edition: blu-ray, 3D, DVD, and digital copy.
http://www.amazon.com/Tron-Legacy-Fo...603841&sr=8-10

Here's the link for the 2 disc edition
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K4IZ3G

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It was soulless.

This is the main issue I have with bad movies.

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If they are region free I am buying the disc set for sure


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Day 1 purchase.

Maybe I'm just not looking as hard as others, but I don't see nearly as many flaws as mentioned above. I read Ebert's review and I have to laugh because it's obvious that he's too old or not nerdy enough to understand the concept behind the world of Tron. For fear of going off on a rant, I'll just say that Tron Legacy was better than I expected it to be and perhaps even better than the original. Obviously it's better from a technical aspect, but it also has a greater emotional depth, and it also makes more sense - as much sense as a fictional story can, I suppose. Again, I could probably write a novel about each of those three topics.

I grew up watching the original, and where the original is corny and choppy, Legacy is cool and smooth. I can't wait to have them both in my collection!
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Pre-order placed! Loved both films.

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Day 1 purchase.

Maybe I'm just not looking as hard as others, but I don't see nearly as many flaws as mentioned above. I read Ebert's review and I have to laugh because it's obvious that he's too old or not nerdy enough to understand the concept behind the world of Tron. For fear of going off on a rant, I'll just say that Tron Legacy was better than I expected it to be and perhaps even better than the original. Obviously it's better from a technical aspect, but it also has a greater emotional depth, and it also makes more sense - as much sense as a fictional story can, I suppose. Again, I could probably write a novel about each of those three topics.

I grew up watching the original, and where the original is corny and choppy, Legacy is cool and smooth. I can't wait to have them both in my collection!

Wow, I couldn't disagree more.

As someone who actually saw the original Tron when it actually first came out, I remember how innovative it was and how much it embraced computers in a time when few people could afford to own one. At that time, the arcade game was king and there was a very social aspect to gaming that has been lost with the ability to game online at home. Back then, there were actually people of celebrity status in the gaming circle. Having your 3 initials at the top of the scores made a console "your machine". Plus, the original hit upon that aspect of technology that was rampant back then: the blatant stealing of someone else's work by a rival company.

Further, there was actual craft and hard work to create those effects. Now, the hardest thing is figuring out what flavor of coffee to drink while things render.

The new version didn't work for me for several reasons:

- The above "soul" comment applies here. This feels like like a corporate movie created using an audience appeal curve. You have all the cliches: the broken home which yields the slacker genius who causes trouble, the mentor who tries to set him straight, "the man" who tries to keep everyone down while attempting to take control over the world, a hobby that the main character had that directly helps him later in the movie (the motorcycle leads to light cycle), a character that sacrifices him or herself for the greater good, and the "bad guy" who opts to change sides at the last moment. Oh, and there's an ugly dog as a comedy device, too.

- There was so much potential lost by not referencing anything that computers and the internet has become. Most notably the "train" they get on that mirrors the solar glider in the first movie. In the original, it appeared to move quite slowly visually. The same holds true for the "train". A nice touch would have been for the train to move (visually) quickly and take Sam by surprise by the speed. The response from Flynn would be something like "we have broadband here now..." Further, there was nothing to reference the changes in the way we use computers and Flynn seemed minimally interested in what has happened with them all these years. While the original used techniques of the time to get around the MCP, there was nothing like that here. A computer-based plotline that ignores the strategic qualities of a social network available to us now feels out of touch.

- David Bowie....I mean Castor/Zuse...was ridiculous. It felt like Tina Turner's character in "Thunderdome".

Overall, this felt like an average movie with average plot elements with none of the charm or innovation of the original. It didn't try anything new or push anything forward. It was merely a carbon copy of so many other movies placed in a world slightly skewed from our own.
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