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Do you like Tron?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by micb3rd, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. micb3rd

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    Tron it is quite old 1983, I just got the 20th Aniversary Collectors DVD for £9.99.

    I loved this movie when I was a kid, I used to watch it all the time, although saying this I had not seen it the last 10 years.


    I watched the film last night, WOW the DVD format has made such a difference to the film.

    I had an old VHS grainy 4:3 tape off the television all that time ago, now I can see all the extra details I missed when I was younger like the peoples faces in the Light cycles.

    The film has a Dolby Digital 5.1 sound track, I use a full seperates system, this film really sounded good, blips, beaps and music from all the speakers, plenty of computery mid bass, proper bass/LFE track was very powerfull in some of the action scenes.

    All in all I have got my love back for the movie.

    :)
     
  2. Setenza

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    Yes, I like Tron!

    I bought the Region 1 copy last year and have watched it twice.

    A landmark in CG animation.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  4. Joe Pineapples

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    i bought the R1 last year as well - great film, but not watched my DVD yet. I do remember seeing it at the cinema on its orginal release.

    Music/soundtrack is unique too - not heard anything like it since.
     
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    I though when it came out the animation (what ever it was) was fantastic. But I did not care for the story. Bruce Boxleitner was in it who later played Sheridan in B5.

    I can also remember there being an arcade machine as well.
     
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    Still love the part with the light cycles.
     
  8. steev

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    I managed to win Tron in a compentition of one of the forum sponsor's sites. I too saw it at the cinema when it came out. I was into computers then, but could only dream of a system that could produce such graphics.

    I wrote a little review of my experience of revisiting the film

    http://www.bagofspoons.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=15

    I've since watched the long documentary. There's some interesting stuff in there. Due to a lack of 3D animation software they had to manually work out the coordinated of every object in every scene, send them off to the computer department and some time later they would get actual film back of the results.

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  9. Rambo John J

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    great movie.
     
  10. James45

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    yep love this one. The cycle race is amazing... prefer that to the star wars pod race. David Warner was really great as the master controller as well.
     
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    A classic. It's in there with all the hype of the break through in computers ala Dire Straits (later, 1988) Money For Nothing.
    I too saw Tron at the pictures and have fond memories of it. Disney did a stand up job on the dvd. Bit of a (light) wolf in sheeps clothing with the story too.
    The bikes were thrilling in their day (and still are in many ways) and the tanks etc. all compelling to arcade thrill days.
    Ah fun times, nuclear war threat/films and computers to rule the world, funny how times change...
     
  12. James45

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    yeh cos the plot of the Matrix is so different!!:rolleyes: :D
     
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    Recently got Tron for a fiver from a Tower Records that was clearing out their stock and I'm surprised at how well the film holds up, considering its age. Great stuff. And they did a great job of steering clear of computer specs that would make the movie seem stupid. (ie, the MCP has 64K of memory... how can a human compare with that???)

    And, it is possibly the only movie/video game pair that succeeds on both levels. The original Tron arcade standup is still my favorite arcade game of all time.
     
  14. ji_

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    I remember being gutted that we were on holiday in France when this was one at the one cinema in town where I lived. I never did get to see it (although I read the book of the film a few times....) Maybe I should get it for nostalgia (sort of) - or would it just be crap now?
     
  15. micb3rd

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    ji_ I reccomend you get it, as you can see by my first post it has stood the test of time well IMO.
     
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    What was with the "grid bugs"? Were they included in the film purely in order to justify their inclusion in the subsequent video game? (And is the same true of Niobe in "Matrix Reloaded"? :D)
     
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    i remember wondering about those bugs (spider things?), first time i saw the film - it almost felt like a sequence had been left out.
     
  18. micb3rd

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    That is exactly what I felt, it seem as if there should have been an additional scene to the film involving "grid bugs".

    I was hopeing there would be a mention or inlightenment in the special features of the DVD.
     
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    found this on a site about the video game

    not watched the DVD yet, but i'm suprised they dont mention this (if they dont)
     

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