Tron was a revelation when it was released in 1982, filled with never before seen special effects. Jeff Bridges is awesome as Kevin Flynn, a hacker sucked into a computer in order to fight in digital gladiatorial games. See the bright lights and fights in full 70mm!
directed by Steven Lisberger starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and David Warner
Sometimes when you’re the first to do something, you’re also the last. Taking a huge gamble on the use of CGI and other cutting edge special effects techniques, Disney and director Steve Lisberger’s sci-fi computer fantasy became a bit of a dud upon release. But it remains to this day a unique vision of a computer’s inner landscape that even its sequel couldn’t replicate quite the same way. As for the story, who doesn’t love what is essentially a 90-minute prison-break action flick starring Jeff Bridges? Oh, and did we mention the prison they’re trying to escape is the inside of a computer?! Celebrate the 30th anniversary with us!