There’s really only one thing you need to know about the releases this week: TRON! Both the original classic and last year’s sequel hit Blu-Ray this week, in multiple configurations. Not to be lost in the shuffle, Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence also arrives on high def this week!
The massive release this week comes in many different flavors. You can get it in a standard two-disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo set, a four-disc Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy set, a five-disc Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy edition that also includes the original Tron, or if you’re a super hardcore fan with money to burn you can get the five-disc set packaged in a special Identity Disc boxed set.
While there’s been some confusion as to how to get the most complete set, the five-disc version includes everything the other sets have along with the original Tron. The only thing the five-disc set is missing is a DVD copy of the first Tron. It includes all of the extras you would get if you bought Tron and Tron Legacy separate.
If you’re one of those people who didn’t like Legacy, you can still get the original Tron in high-def today. The new Blu-Ray includes every special feature from the now out-of-print two-disc DVD set along with some new special features.
Not to be lost in the Tron madness this week, Spielberg’s science fiction Pinocchio hits high def this week. It looks like everything from the old two-disc DVD is being moved over, so if you upgrade you won’t be losing much.
The third Narnia may have came and went out of theaters without much noise, but those who saw it felt it was actually the best of the three movies. And it must have done well enough as they are planning to continue the series with a fourth movie.
Word is the restoration that was done on this is absolutely stunning, and it was approved by Scorsese. The Blu-Ray is packed with special features, including Scorsese’s commentary from the old Criterion release. And for $13, it’s a steal.
Amazon lists the rating on this as PG-13, but until there is absolute confirmation that it is the uncut version; I’d personally wait on it. The uncut version is so superior to the one they originally released on DVD.