Exploding visuals are great, of course, but you’ll also notice a big change in the sound of Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray. Because of a last-minute rush to complete the film, Kosinski didn’t even have time to screen the finished movie all the way through before its theatrical opening. So, while attending each of the 12 premieres around the world, he created an audio to-do list. Then, during the transfer to Blu-ray at Skywalker Sound, Kosinski made more than 100 fixes to the mix and added over a dozen brand-new elements. He feels that the DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 version on Blu-ray is the film’s ultimate soundtrack.
A word or 87 needs to be said about the score. French duo Daft Punk did a brilliant job of merging its techno sound with an 85-piece orchestra to create something that’s both new and traditional. At times hard-pounding, at other times atmospheric, this is easily one of the best scores of 2010, IMO. The soundtrack is available from Walt Disney Records — and if you order Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray or DVD at tronsoundtrack.com, you’ll get a so-called R3CONFIGUR3D score (with 14 remixes) and a graphic-novel prequel to the sequel.
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