‘TRON: Legacy’ Clip: Sam Meets Castor (Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Daft Punk, Beau Garrett)

In this brief clip from TRON: Legacy, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Ireland, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) gets introduced to Castor (Michael Sheen) at the End of Line Club, where one seemingly never knows what to expect. One might even run into French electronic music duo Daft Punk.

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Disney’s ‘TRON: Legacy’ Clip: Sirens Dress Sam

Beau Garrett in 'TRON: Legacy' © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.In the following clip, which has been known to induce giggles at some presentations I’ve seen it at, the Sirens (led here by Beau Garrett), use their magic touch to strip Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) of his civvies and suit him up in the skin-tight light suit before sending him off to the game grid where his only instruction is to ‘survive.’ Before he can head out to certain doom, however, he must first receive his identity disc along with specific instructions which always seemed to me should be known by a program at this cycle, especially since it was explicitly pointed out that he didn’t have one earlier in the film when first picked up by the Recognizer. Luckily for the audience, who needs to be aware that a program can be de-rezzed for losing its disc (despite the fact that Sam hasn’t already for seemingly misplacing his previous one), it appears programs are cursed with limited memory allocation.

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New ‘TRON: Legacy’ Clip – Sam Reunited with Kevin Flynn

In this clip recently released by Walt Disney Studios, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is reunited with his father, decades after Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) has disappeared. Also shown during ‘TRON Night,’ it takes place shortly after Quorra delivers Sam from the game grid. Although there is quite a bit of footage between the two clips, this one jumps to the point where the two actually connect after being apart for so many years which have taken their toll hard on Kevin.

TRON: Legacy will debut in theaters nationwide in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on December 17. For more news and information on the film, follow this live bookmark.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Clip: Lightcar (a.k.a. Sam Meets Quorra)

Walt Disney Studios Sweden has just released this clip from the upcoming studio release TRON: Legacy. Without giving too much away right now (I may provide more background details after tonight’s TRON Night promotion in which I suspect this footage will be included), this is the scene in which Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is formally introduced to Quorra (Olivia Wilde) as she carries him away from the game grid in the lightcar, one of several new vehicles seen in the film.

TRON: Legacy will debut in theaters nationwide in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on December 17.

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TRON Legacy Image of the Day: Sam Outside Flynn’s Arcade

Today’s image as we continue to count down the number of days until the official release of the TRON Legacy trailer is that of Sam Flynn (Garret Hedlund) upon arrival at his father’s abandoned arcade. In the still, Sam takes a moment to ‘reflect’ on the recent news that his father may still be alive… somewhere.

Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) outside Flynn's Arcade. © Disney

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TRON Legacy Image of the Day: Flynn’s Arcade

Walt Disney Studios will be releasing a new image from TRON Legacy each day every day this week via its Facebook page in honor of the first trailer being released in theaters on Friday.

The first image was released today and features the exterior of the long-neglected Flynn’s Arcade as it stands today. Looking around the streets however, it appears that the economy has not been kind to anyone and the lone person — who just so happens to be Kevin Flynn’s son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) — probably has no real idea as to what he’s about to get himself into.

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REVIEW: First Look at New 3D TRON Legacy Trailer (Spoilers)

TRON LegacyTRON is, I say with no shame to speak of, one of my all-time favorite films (it’s so me and Al Gore will always have something to discuss). So when Walt Disney Studios decided to revive its viral campaign a second time (the first being San Diego Comic-Con’s reincarnation of Flynn’s Arcade) and combine it with my hometown, I was at the ready.

It all started when Flynn Lives, a grassroots campaign of members unknown, published what was almost immediately identified as a binary clock counting down to February 24 at 11 am ET. Apparently ENCOM CEO Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) had gone missing twenty years ago and hadn’t been heard of since, but the organization is certain Flynn is alive and is doing whatever it can to bring his cause to the nation’s attention.

As the countdown continued, a list of 25 cities worldwide appeared below the clock. Then at 11 AM ET on February 24, the cities were each listed alongside a numbered grid and — throughout the day — cities would become active, requesting than a volunteer operative go to a designated location revealed only when the city opened up (an arcade) and be the first to locate a contact in a FLYNN LIVES tshirt and pass along the secret phrase. In return, the operative received a nylon TRON wallet containing newspaper clippings about the campaign, three TRON trading cards (which then translated into the numbered mosaic of a new image from the film) and a Flynn’s Arcade token.

It was then revealed that a special IMAX event would be taking place earlier today with limited tickets simultaneously becoming available at 9 PM GMT for five cities: Los Angeles and New York in the United States, Toronto, London and Sydney. Based on the audience size, I suspect no more than 50-75 tickets were available (each being a +1), so I was fortunate enough to secure one.

Entering the IMAX theatre (the 8-story tall one in New York), we were handed our 3D Glasses and a free FLYNN LIVES tshirt and found our seats. Shortly after 10 am ET, the lights dimmed and the trailer unceremoniously began. And now, the review/spoilers:

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Disney at San Diego Comic-Con, Day Two: Inside Flynn’s Arcade, Home of Tron

In celebration of Tron Legacy, Walt Disney Studios has re-created Flynn’s Arcade off-site in San Diego, complete with ’80s arcade classics and a few other surprises. The campaign started off when Disney mailed tokens to Flynn’s Arcade to attendees with a coded message to visit the site Flynn Lives, a site purported to have been created by a group of unknowns who have followed the disappearance of Kevin Flynn some 27 years ago, claiming him to still be alive. The site gave the message to its visitors to go to a specific location in San Diego at a specific time and there attendees found themselves inside Flynn’s Arcade.

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