New Release: Tron Legacy DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D

Tron: Legacy movie sceneAfter a stellar showing in theaters, science-fiction movie Tron: Legacy arrived on DVD and Blu-ray in lots of variations on April 5, 2011.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment used Tron: Legacy to encourage people to upgrade to Blu-ray 3D, offering three versions in that format alone. Earlier, Disney had promised to release both Tron: Legacy and Tangled on Blu-ray 3D the same day the movies come to regular Blu-ray and DVD. Tangled was released on Blu-ray, DVD and Blu-ray 3D on March 29, 2011.

Tron: Legacy was released on disc in three Blu-ray 3D versions:

  • a four-disc combo pack with Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD and a downloadable digital copy, priced at $49.99
  • a five-disc combo pack with Tron: Legacy Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/downloadable digital copy and Tron: The Original Classic Special Edition Blu-ray, priced at $79.99
  • and Tron: Legacy Limited Edition, the five-disc set in special packaging and a collectible identity disc, priced at $99.99.
Tron: Legacy Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D box

Tron: Legacy Limited Edition

The film also was released on DVD ($29.99) and in a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo ($39.99) with no 3D.

The DVD includes these special features:

  • “First Look at Tron: Uprising,” the Disney XD animated series
  • “Visualizing Tron” about how the filmmakers brought to life the world inside the Grid
  • “Installing the cast” in which the stars talk about their experience in making the movie

All the Blu-ray versions have those extras plus these:

  • “The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed” interactive bonus piece about what happens immediately following the end of the movie
  • Tron: Disney Second Screen,” which syncs up the movie to an iPad or computer, watch the movie for more exclusive interactive elements
  • “Launching the Legacy” about how the writers and filmmakers created the fiction in the film
  • “Disc Roars” with director Joseph Kosinski using 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: Legacy also is available on video-on-demand with these special features:

  • “Speed of Light”
  • “Disc Roars” with director Joseph Kosinski using the raucous crowd at Comic-Con to record actual ADR for the disc game stadium crowd
  • “First Look at Tron: Uprising,” the Disney XD animated series
  • “Visualizing Tron” about how the filmmakers brought to life the world inside the Grid
  • “Installing the cast” in which the stars of Tron: Legacy talk about their experience in making the movie
  • “Launching the Legacy” about how the writers and filmmakers created the fiction in the film

The Tron: The Original Classic Special Edition Blu-ray, the high-definition debut of the original Tron movie, also was released separately as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack priced at $39.99. Previously, the movie was available in a 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.

The original Tron also was released in a two-DVD set ($29.99) with these special features:

  • “The Tron Phenomenon”
  • commentary
  • “The Making of Tron
  • “Development”
  • “Digital Imagery”
  • “Music”
  • “Publicity”
  • deleted scenes
  • “Design”
  • “Storyboarding”
  • and galleries.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes all these plus a “Photo Tronology.”

And, the original Tron is available on video-on-demand with these special features”

  • “Computers Are People Too”
  • “Digital Imagery of Tron
  • and “Beyond Tron.”

Starring Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Garrett Hedlund (Country Strong) and Olivia Wilde (The Next Three Days), Tron: Legacy grossed $163.2 million in theaters.

The PG-rated film continues the story from the original movie about computer programmer Sam Flynn’s (Bridges) discovery of a world inside computers. In Legacy, Flynn has been missing for years and his 27-year-old son (Hedlund) finds himself pulled into the same world and having to battle fierce programs and gladiatorial games to save himself, his father and the real world.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:

 

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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.