Top Shelf Tuesday - Tron: Legacy

by dsussman   April 03, 2011 at 12:00PM  |  Views: 1,040
It's Tuesday, and you know what that means. Yup, it's time to hit the stores (or Amazon.com) and pick up some new releases. With our handy Top Shelf Tuesday guide, you'll know exactly what's getting folks excited this week.

Movies

Source: Disney

To the delight of many, Tron: Legacy is here for personal home consumption. In the sequel to the 1982 landmark, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) goes on a search for his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges), who's been lost in a cyber world for decades. Sam eventually gets sucked into the same digital universe and is forced to partake in some of the most epic online battles the cyber space has ever witnessed. The visuals in Tron: Legacy are too seriously amazing to believe, and being a Disney film, you damn well know the production is going to be first class. The Blu-ray/DVD release features a First Look at TRON: Uprising, the Disney XD Animated Series; Visualizing TRON' and The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed. The pack even gives fans a new restored version of the original 1982 Tron. Also, how in the hell can you go wrong with state-of-the-art images covered in a Daft Punk soundtrack? You can’t. Do this now.

Music

Source: EMI/UMG/WB/SBMG

Songs for Japan is a charity compilation LP that’s been put together to benefit relief efforts for the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Surprisingly, this release marks a rare collaborative effort between the music industry's "big four" record labels of EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. The new record was released through iTunes on March 25, but it’s now available to take home in physical form. All proceeds made form the LP will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Songs for Japan features tracks from John Lennon, U2, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and many more. Help Japan, guys. They really do need it.

THE DAILY FOUR

SPIKE on facebook