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$5 MP3 Album Deal: ‘Tron: Legacy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’
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Tron Legacy soundtrack

For a huge selection of high quality MP3 albums at low prices there’s no better place to shop online than at Amazon. Every month the website hosts a wide variety of downloadable discs for $5 at their MP3 Store where each month they have 100 titles available, each of which will only set you back a single digital Abe Lincoln. Since individual MP3’s tend to sell for 99 cents at least you’re saving yourself a few bucks as well. Among the sweet deals Amazon is offering in November you’ll find titles from artists such as Lauren Hill, Bob Dylan, the Black Keys, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, John Coltrane, Kings of Leon, and Norah Jones.

There’s not a single dud in this bunch, but there’s one particular selection that has caught my attention so I’ve decided to write about it in greater detail: Tron: Legacy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

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Digital Rental Deal: Disney’s ‘Tron: Legacy’
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Disney's Tron: Legacy

The digital rental deal of the day over at Amazon today is Disney’s Tron: Legacy, which is available for rental for only $.99. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, and Bruce Boxleitner.

This deal is valid only for today, Thursday, July 14, 2011, until midnight PST. Once you activate the rental through the Amazon Instant Video service, you’ll have access to the movie for 48 hours. (There is no option at this time to purchase this digital version through Amazon Instant Video.)

If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of the movie, it’s also available as a 5-Disc Blu-ray (contains 3D & standard blu-ray, DVD & digital copy, plus the original Tron film), 4-Disc Blu-ray (contains 3D & standard blu-ray, DVD & digital copy), 2-Disc Blu-ray (standard blu-ray, DVD), and DVD (1-disc DVD).

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Comic Review: Tron: Betrayal
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Tron: BetrayalTron: Betrayal
Paperback
Writer: Jai Nitz
Pencils: Andie Tong and Jeff Matsuda
Inks: Pete Pantazis
Marvel Comics
Release Date: November 16, 2010

In the nearly thirty years between the events of Tron and Tron: Legacy, a lot has happened in Kevin Flynn’s life. Legacy gives the viewer all the basic information needed to understand and enjoy the events that take place, but for those who want the whole story, Tron: Betrayal gives you that and much more.

Kevin Flynn is a man torn between two worlds. In the real world he is the head of ENCOM, a Fortune 500 corporation, and a father-to-be. He is also the creator of a digital world that has undergone some drastic change in its short existence. The program TRON helps to keep order and security in the grid while Flynn is gone, but the expanding world needs more than just order. The amount of attention needed in both worlds has run Flynn down, so he creates CLU, a program in his own image to run the grid in his stead. CLU is charged by Flynn with creating “the perfect system” and he takes this task very seriously, going to extreme lengths to ensure its success. As a divide begins between CLU and Flynn’s definition of perfection, Flynn’s real-world responsibilities keep him away from the grid for longer periods of time than usual. The division between the grid’s creator and its supervisor is reaching a boiling point, all while Flynn is trying to raise his newborn son and still maintain an active role at ENCOM.

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Blu-ray Review: Tron: Legacy
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Tron Legacy blu-rayTron: Legacy/Tron: The Original Classic
5-Disc Blu-ray | 4-Disc Blu-ray | 2-Disc Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Joseph Kosinski/Steven Lisberger
Starring Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Released date: April 5, 2011

If you want to see my opinion of Tron: Legacy, go ahead and check out my original review of the film’s theatrical release. My opinion of the movie hasn’t really changed since I originally wrote the review. To sum up, it is a fun and visually amazing movie, but it is not as good as it could have been. However, now I’m here to talk about the Blu-ray version of Tron: Legacy, in all its five discs of glory, and I can’t recommend it enough because it looks great at home, and because it includes the Blu-ray version of Tron: The Original Classic. The transfer on both of the Blu-rays look amazing, and if you’ve got a high end system, this is going to be a disc that will show it off. The movie is shown in its IMAX aspect ratio, so it doesn’t quite fill a standard screen, but that doesn’t take anything away. I was blown away by how great Tron: Legacy looked at home. Unfortunately, I am not set up for home 3D yet, so I can’t speak to what that looks like, but I have to assume that this is going to be a film that takes full advantage of that technology.

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Geek Gear: Limited-Edition ‘TRON: Legacy’ Ear Hat
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TRON Legacy ear hat

Disney has released a TRON: Legacy Ear Hat, an all-new limited-edition collectible movie tie-in for their latest film TRON: Legacy.

Check out the image above of the new TRON: Legacy Ear Hat (click for larger view).

The ears on the hat each have a different color identity disc, one represents Sam Flynn, the other CLU — and both ears light up! The Ear Hat is packaged in a collectible hat box, which has the “glow found from The Grid.”

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