Tron: Directed by Steven Lisberger. With Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan. A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
I found this brand new at Best Buy for just $4, so I figured it was time to add the blu-ray to my collection. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve owned it, and other than a commemorative laserdisc I have up on a shelf, it doesn’t look like I’ve owned a watchable copy before. Sure I have it on digital, but do you ever actually really own any of that digital stuff?
The film still holds up of course, it’s still a product of it’s time, with stars that were firmly entrenched in the Disney machine, but it has some pretty solid concepts that would show up in hundreds of films after, including just a single sequel decades later. There’s a ton of behind the scenes stuff that goes into the making of the film that’s super interesting and is as interesting as the movie itself.