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Tron (1982)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition of Tron.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director Steven Lisberger, producer Donald Kushner, visual effects supervisors Harrison Ellenshaw and Richard Taylor Rating:7.0/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on January 19th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
There is a relaxed feel to the track as these guys reminisce about working on the movie. The commentary does tend to lean more towards the technical aspects of making the movie as opposed to anecdotal content but the documentary on disc two covers this aspect in more detail.
Reviewed by directorscut on May 6th, 2005:Find all reviews by directorscut
Greetings programmes. This is probably the best visual effects commentary out there. A number of topics of discussed from the origins of TRON, to the difficulty of the effects and animation, to the difficulty of shooting on 65mm to basically the difficulty of the entire film. Also made a great point is how groundbreaking the film was. It’s really amazing to think of what they accomplished at the time they did it. The effects are discussed to a large extent but in an entertaining and digestible way. I don’t know when it was recorded, but I would imagine the early to mid 90’s as a lot of the talk about “current” computers is quite outdated.
Reviewed by Agressor on February 23rd, 2013:Find all reviews by Agressor
Nice and relaxed commentary as previously mentioned, they guys seem to enjoy talking about the film and are obviously proud of their work. I zoned out during much of the technical lingo but I'm sure it could be fascinating if that's your thing as they go into great detail about that aspect of the film.

Aside from that it's a likable piece, with interesting and amusing tales from the shoot. It's funny to hear them laugh at certain parts of the film (null-unit), I like that they have a little self-distance while still recognizing the importance of the film.