You may or may not know I am a big science fiction fan. Tron was quite a movie when it came out in 1982. It never was a huge success, the movie concepts were way ahead of the times. I saw it when it first came out when I was about 30. Seeing Bruce Boxleiter, who I didn’t recognize, and Jeff Bridges when they were so young was fun. I thought we could just get it through Netflix but they didn’t have it listed. I was really surprised. Went on line to find it and the first ones I saw were on Amazon for over $100. Went to ebay and got it for $18. I really wanted to see it before I see the new one in 3 D. I got the 20th anniversary version which has the movie and another 3 hours of info, which I haven’t watched yet.
It still is quite a movie, a bit hoakey by today’s standards but definitely way ahead of it’s time. I was curious where the 1982 production fit into the technology world.
- The movie Space Odyssey 2001 came out in 1968
- The first Apple computer came out in 1976 for $666.66
- Star Wars first movie was 1977
- Pixar, who wrote the book on CGI (computer generated graphics), started in 1979 (Toy Story,Wall-E, Up, Monsters Inc. etc.)
- The first IBM PC arrived in 1981
- MS Dos operating system started in 1982
- The first Tron 1982
I’m looking forward to seeing the “how it was made” extras in the DVD and can’t wait to see the new 3D Tron Legacy.