A certain ratio
Both Blu-rays feature the IMAX cut of the film. This version has around 40 minutes of vertically expanded material, originally composed for the larger IMAX screen. Consequently, the aspect ratio sporadically shifts from 2.35:1 widescreen (with black bars top and bottom) to 1.78:1 (full 16:9). Last time saw this dual aspect ratio trick used was on The Dark Knight Blu-ray.
Fancy a blue lagoon?
The soundtrack is a DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 mix, and it rocks. There’s more ludicrous LFE here than on all the Blu-rays I’ve watched over the past six months combined. Daft Punk’s electro-symphonic score pounds relentlessly from every corner of the room, for the best part of 125mins. Great if you live in a detached house, potentially nightmarish if you don’t. I’d rate it as the best Blu-ray soundtrack since Inception.
There’s only a moderate collection of bonus features, which are confined to the 2D disc. These include some behind the scenes stuff, a mockumentary to link the two films and a teaser for the new Tron animated TV series. Tellingly, there’s no BD Live content.
Beam me up
While the merits and logic of the storyline can be debated, there’s little doubt that Tron: Legacy sets a new benchmark for the 3D Blu-ray format. With Avatar 3D still unavailable to buy, this should be considered the must-have demo disc for 3D TV owners. Even if you’re pondering a 3D upgrade later in the year, you'll still have all bases covered if you spring for this version now. Resistance is futile – oops, sorry, wrong franchise. ®
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yes, but that's good isn't it?
i thought it was a refreshing change to see a film that used the 3D when it was required and useful, not using every minute to try and find a reason to throw objects at the camera. I'd say because of it's lack of overuse, it's probably the 3D film I've enjoyed the most so far.
>Finally, here’s a movie you might actually want to watch with your mates
Just don't forget to buy glasses for all 5 of them. Lol 3D.
I saw this at an IMAX and thought the £D was brilliant, as stated, very little jumpy out stuff, just more depth, which is how it should be.
BTW many people that saw they can't cope with the 3D may need to have their eyes checked out. You often have one eye stronger than the other which can bugger up the 3D effect.
a great review
Here's a very entertaining review of the film -- and one I completely agree with, having seen the film:
Glad you liked it!