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20th Anniversary Collector
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 58 (Mar 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan & Barnard Hughes

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23569
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-disc set/DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/15/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Steven Lisberger
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Tron is a story about Flynn (Bridges), a young computer whiz who invents video games. Flynn is zapped into his computer by evil forces who answer to the Master Control Program while trying to stop huge communications conglomerate ENCOM from stealing his video game programs. There he teams up with the rebel program Tron, in a life or death video game battle, challenging the evil MCP, in a heroic attempt to save humankind and return to the real world.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.20:1 DVD - sourced from original 65mm and VistaVision elements - appears to be sharper and more defined when compared to the previously reviewed, non-anamorphic DVD. The picture is much smoother than the previous version. Colors are well balanced, if a little dated, and images are nicely detailed. While contrast seems a bit low at times, and visual information is limited in the darker scenes, the picture should be quite satisfying. The heavily-composited visual effects scenes are revealing of some grain, but otherwise images are solid. The source element is also revealing of some minor dirt. (Suzanne Hodges)

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