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Disney to release 15 films in Blu-ray 3D this year including Lion King, Beauty and the Beast

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

Lion King 3D Blu-rayDisney is definitely betting big on this whole 3D Blu-ray stuff, as we just got word that they're preparing to release at least 15 of their films in the home 3D format, including The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, a first for both films. Other notable titles include Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Bolt, Meet The Robinsons, The Nightmare Before Christmas, G-Force, and Chicken Little. These join recent Disney 3D releases like Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, and Step Up 3D. In addition to the 3D movie itself, the discs will also feature 3D menus and previews as well. No specific dates have been given for any of the titles.


Coke Zero releases first location based game, LiveCycle

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Games, New Apps, Free Apps,

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Who knew Coke Zero would be in the forefront of gaming innovation? Last week, Coca-Cola released "the first ever location-based videogame" called LiveCycle.

LiveCyle is based on Disney's TRON: Legacy film and the premise of the game is to move around the real world real to create a Light Wall and derezz your opponents, and avoid being derezzed by theirs. The Coke Zero websites offers a trailer of the game which makes it seem like a pretty fun idea, though there is a lack of actually gameplay. Real gaming innovation or interactive advertising? You decide! Play the game and let us know in the comments!

Live Cycle is available in the iTunes stores for the low, low price of $0.00. Download it here.

Limited Edition Xbox 360 TRON controller

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Accessories, Hardware, Xbox 360,

xbox 360 tron controller

This Collector's Edition TRON wired controller for the Xbox 360 represents Clu, dictator of the Tron world, and The Black Guard, Clu's elite fighting force. Features include orange light accents, performance enhancing design, and rubber grips. 

Only 250 of these controllers are being made at $49.99, so expect them to sell out before the end of the month.

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New TRON: Legacy Trailer Unveiled

“I kept dreaming…dreaming of this world I thought I’d never see. And then one day - something happened. Something extraordinary.”

“What was it?”

’ face being restored to its 1982 self.

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8-Bit Weapon Tron Tribute EP

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Culture, Music, Retro,

8-bit weapon tron epFor anyone out there who has been longing—nay, pining—away for remixes of the stripped-down melodies that accompanied their favorite 80’s Midway/Capcom/Atari games, then 8-Bit Weapon has the cure for what ails you. The Tron Tribute EP is available for download, and the remixes are based off of the original score by Wendy Carlos for the 1982 film. The EPs samples use sounds from the following systems: Commodore 64, Nintendo NES, Nintendo Game Boy, Apple II, and Atari 2600.  Beware: repeated listening may cause you to troll eBay and craigslist for your old Coleco-Vision console.  For anyone born after 1985, this may be a little confusing. I know that quarters are like the nickel of the 80’s now, but 6-8 of those in your pocket used to mean 2-3 hours at the arcade… What’s an arcade? ...I hate you.

Sequel News: Monsters Inc., Mulholland Drive and More

Monsters Inc.: When Toy Story 3 finally comes and goes, we’ll still have another Pixar sequel to look forward to. Disney has just announced that a follow to 2001’s Monsters Inc. is in the works. The feature will premiere on Nov. 16, 2012.

Wanted: Kristen Stewart as a replacement…for Angelina Jolie? The forces behind Wanted 2 are reportedly eyeing the Twilight star for a role in the sequel. (Although they had hoped to bring back Jolie, she has already opted out.) Director Timur Bekmambetov is considering casting Stewart as a “young, ass-kicking assassin in the Fraternity.”

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Tron Legacy vs. The Green Hornet

Tron Legacy

We’re still weeks away from Fall 2009, but the big screen battle for Winter 2010 has already begun.

As of today, there are at least four movies scheduled to open on December 17th of next year. Competing against will be a live-action adaptation of Yogi Bear. Meanwhile, Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet will now face off against a highly-anticipated sequel from Disney.

Just days after Hornet was moved to the December slot (it was previously set to premiere on July 9), the Mouse House announced that it intends to debut on that same date. The movie, which would once again feature Jeff Bridges, is a follow to the 1982 sci-fi adventure. (You can view the teaser trailer here.)

Which entry will eventually bail out first? Start placing your bets now!

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First Look: Jeff Bridges Returns in TRON Legacy

Nearly three decades after finding himself trapped within a computer world, returns to do it all over again.

In 2010, Disney will present TRON Legacy, a follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi adventure. (You can see the classic trailer after the jump.) The sequel will feature Sean Flynn (actor Garrett Hedlund), the son of Bridge’s programmer character (Kevin Flynn). Years after his father goes missing, Sean enters the virtual reality world in a search for his dad.

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Daft Punk to produce soundtrack for Tron 2.0

Tron 2.0 soundtrack

Daft Punk has be signed on to work on their first complete film score for the upcoming film, Tron 2.0.

Tron 2.0 is the follow up to the 1982 sci-fi classic, Tron. The film, also being made by Disney, is bringing back the film’s previous director Steve Lisberger as a producer and Joseph Kosinski as a director. We will also see some familiar faces as Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn. Tron 2.0 is scheduled for a 2011 release, reports Upcoming Film Scores.

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