- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 5, 2011
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Disc 1:
- Explore Tron's impact on pop culture through interviews with filmmakers and stars of the new movie
- Audio commentary with filmmakers
- Disc 2:
- "The Making of Tron" - extensive documentary, including interviews
- Deleted scenes with introduction by Bruce Boxleitner
- Production gallery - all-encompassing gallery, including photos
- Storyboards showcasing early work on light cycles
- Storyboard-to-film comparisons
- Dual Layer
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"The best programmer ENCOM ever saw, and he winds up playing space cowboy in some back room." (Alan, about Flynn)
"User requests are what computers are for." (Walter)
"Doing our business is what computers are for." (Dillinger)
"With the information I can access, I can run things 900 to 1200 times better than any human." (The Master Control Program to Dillinger)
"I knew you'd come. They haven't built a circuit that can hold you." (Yori to Tron)
Variety - 07/07/1982
"...[The film has] visual delights....[The] computer-generated visuals created by divers hands are impressive..."
New York Times - 07/09/1982
"...Its visual effects are wonderfully new..."
USA Today - 12/15/1995
"...The first theatrical movie to extensively utilize computer-generated animation plays better today..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/15/2011
"[I]ts eye-candy visuals were a gee-whiz harbinger of binary blockbusters to come." -- Grade: B-
A video game designer trying to prove a big time executive stole his idea is sucked into a corporation's mainframe where programs are personified counterparts of their writers and "users" are subjects of religious faith. A well-crafted and scripted metaphor, TRON benefits from breakthrough computer animation.
The MCP, a master computer program, is appropriating all other programs in order to become the controlling program in the world. To regain access to the computer for users, hacker Kevin Flynn sneaks into the system, but gets himself digitized. Stuck inside the system, he pretends to be a program and manages to help another program, Tron, free the machine from the tyrannical control of the MCP.
Computer Animation |
Cult Film |
Essential Cinema |
Family (General) |
Switching Roles |
Theatrical Release |
- As Disney animated films anthropomorphized animals, giving them the characteristics of humans, "Tron" does the same for things electronic, making the insides of the circuitry of a computer into an entire world.
- Laserdisc version is the Collector's Edition, from Disney's Archive Collection.