SR Pick [Video]: Old Tron, New Trailer

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:02 am,

tron logo SR Pick [Video]: Old Tron, New Trailer

With Tron Legacy set to hit theaters this Christmas, it would be prudent for Disney to re-release the original. After all, it has been 28 years since Tron opened to moderate success against the reigning box office behemoth, E.T., and many young moviegoers are not that familiar with it.

To advertise the franchise’s return to theaters (if the studio agrees with the logic), let me suggest this fan-made trailer from YouTube user DrewboiX that proves just how ahead of its time the original Tron was.

With all the modern style of a contemporary preview, the three-decade-old movie could almost pass for brand new, thanks to this “re-mastered” Tron trailer. As much as I love watching classic movie trailers, this very well-edited video makes me want to re-watch Tron more than the official original trailer ever could.

The only thing missing for newcomers, though, is the set-up with footage from the real world. Tron‘s original trailer features a great moment with Jeff Bridges before he enters the computer world – those moments would really appeal to Big Lebowski fans. Of course, those shots would date the movie, and the point seems to be making Tron look like it could easily fit into the 2010 market.

Check it out:

Honestly, I’m a bit surprised that Disney isn’t bringing the original Tron back to cinemas this year. Ideally, though maybe not completely embraced by fans, it would be retrofitted for 3D in anticipation of the sequel, which was actually shot in 3D.

Disney did that very thing with the first two Toy Story movies last fall to usher in the upcoming third film. And likewise, Toy Story 3 was made with 3D in mind, while the earlier installments were retrofitted. Eventually, though, attempting such re-releases ahead of new 3D installments (Pirates of the Caribbean for example) would be very difficult in an already crowded 3D marketplace. For now, we have videos like this to entertain us.

original tron bridges SR Pick [Video]: Old Tron, New Trailer

Tron Legacy will open, with or without a lead-in, on December 17, 2010.

Source: Cinema Blend & YouTube

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  1. I'm anticipating much better hockey helmets in the sequel. I was 12 when the original came out and it blew me away. I grew up riding motorcycles since the age of 7 so when the Light Cycles hit the screen I nearly peed myself with excitement. When the (FULL SIZE, 2 TON) videogame hit the arcades it was one of the VERY few that represented the movie well. The hard to top videogame behemoth of the day was Disney's “Black Cauldron”. It still amazes me to this day how well it emulated the movie in everyway, especially the movie-like animated presentation.

  2. Wow, that was pretty epic. Just goes to show how much music can really enhance a trailer.

  3. Wow, that was pretty epic. Just goes to show how much music can really enhance a trailer.

  4. Black Cauldron was pretty sick.

  5. I got this movie on DVD for Christmas around the year 2002. I cannot wait to see Part 2 when it comes out in theatres ?

  6. I saw the movie “Tron” in 1982. Many years have passed. I do not remember anything. I want to see him again. After I see the sequel.

  7. tht was a really well done trailer

  8. Although I own this film, the 20th anniversary – this preview makes me want to pull it out right now and get to it ! Nice job.. I think I just might, right now.. YA

  9. I saw the old tron and JUST saw the new tron, I think the new tron, TRON Legecy is about…Eh…1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0000 TIMES BETTER LOL XD