20th Anniversary - 2 disc collector's edition

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner & Cindy Morgan
Walt Disney Home Video
RRP: £19.99

Certificate: PG

When Flynn hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer to prove his work was stolen by another executive, he finds himself on a much bigger adventure. Beamed inside by a power-hungry master control program (MCP), he joins computer gladiators on a deadly game grid, complete with high velocity light cycles and Tron, a specialised security program. Together they fight the ultimate battle with the MCP to decide the fate of both electronic world and the real world...

At the time of its release Tron was a masterpiece of breakthrough CGI ingenuity and it has aged pretty well. If you are a 30-something then you will no doubt remember the movie from its original release and getting the chance to buy this now, 20 years on is certainly an opportunity not to be passed up.

Some excellent casting, state-of-the-art (at the time) computer effects and a truly original plot ensure that this movie is, and has remained one of a kind.

In a time when most companies are releasing 2-disc sets at £24 and upwards it is refreshing to see that Tron is available at £19.99. But do you get any worthwhile extras?

The second disc contains a The Making Of Tron documentary; deleted scenes (which are not really that special); storyboards showcasing early work on Light Cycles; and a couple of scenes (including the Light Cycle race) where the composer had originally written a score to accompany the action. These scenes can now be viewed with the music included. There are plenty of other extras to keep fans of the movie amused for a few hours.

This is a classic movie which is as fresh today as when it was released 20 years ago. Good, clean family entertainment at its best. Although the younger generation, brought up on a stable diet of Playstation2 may wonder what all the fuss is about.

Nick Smithson

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