Disney may release the Tron Legacy 3D Blu-ray in April


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Update: Amazon has made Tron: Legacy available to pre-order ready for it’s April 5th release. You can pre-order via the links below:

DVD
Blu-ray
Four-Disc Combo Blu-ray
Five-Disc Combo Blu-ray + Tron: The Original Classic Blu-ray
Tron: Legacy Limited Edition (Five-Disc Combo + Tron Classic Blu-ray)

Disney today announced that it plans to release at least fifteen films on 3D Blu-ray throughout 2011. The movies, many of which are classics, include The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bolt and Tangled. Also on the list is Tron Legacy which is still on screens making money at the box office (albeit not as much as Disney would like).

As I type its total worldwide gross stands at $240.9 million, but as Deadline points out that’s still not enough yet to cover the cost of making the movie ($170M) or marketing it worldwide ($120M). There is still another $100 million or so left in it, but whether we see a sequel or not will probably depend on the DVD/Blu-ray sales. Disney had writers working on a sequel script since April, and it would be a shame to see those plans tossed aside (but only if they learn from their Legacy mistakes, the next film would need a better story, ideally).

With the announcement today it is clear Disney already has release plans for Tron Legacy on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray, and according to UK DVD rental site LOVEFiLM the release date is currently set for April 11th. That could just be ‘pencilled in’ date at the moment, but with Disney looking to close the gap between the theatrical release and DVD release April is looking likely.

  • Trevorlopolis

    i’m willing to guess that we will not see the 3D release until November/ December of next year. Only because releasing 3D blurays is still a risk because majority of people do not own 3D tvs. I could be wrong and we could easily see a dvd, bluray, 3D bluray & digital copy combo pack at the same release time as a normal dvd/ bluray. Only time will tell, give a few more weeks to a possible month and we will probably have a definite answer.

  • Bishop

    Trevorlopolis –

    Did you not read the article? They clearly said:

    “With the announcement today it is clear Disney already has release plans for Tron Legacy on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray, and according to UK DVD rental site LOVEFiLM the release date is currently set for April 11th”

    It’s not Avatar. So most movies these days, 3D movies at least, they produce and sell all forms of the media at the same time, not waiting 6 months and trying to milk the cow again (ala Avatar) for just the 3D version and packaging it only with Panasonic products. Disney currently has no exclusive packaging deals like Sony, Paramount, Universal, etc. You’ll see a package that contains the 3D BD, DVD, and digital download and maybe separate BD and DVD boxes at lower prices for those that don’t want the 3D box. Those of us that has 3D have to buy the box that contains all 3 regardless because that is how they sell the 3DBD movies currently.

    But anyway, the article clearly said that the 3D version will be released at the same time, so I’m not sure why you’re “willing to guess” when the article tells you without the need to speculate and guess.

  • john b

    you forgot the new alice in wonderland was released on blu ray

  • Sandracoon78

    OMG i have to wait a whole 2 months TO SEE TRON!!! PISSED OFF!!!