Tron / campaign book and synopsis / UK


Tron: The Electronic Gladiator (Australia)
Year of Film
Steven Lisberger
Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor, Peter Jurasik
Origin of Film
USA | Taiwan
Genre(s) of Film
Sci-Fi | Action
Type of Poster
Campaign book and synopsis
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Size (inches)
SS or DS
Trapped in a fight to the finish inside the video world he created

Another non-poster addition to the site, this is the original UK marketing campaign book and synopsis document for the sci-fi classic Tron. The campaign book was sent out to cinema managers, newspaper and magazine staff, and other entities who would have been involved in the marketing of the film back in 1982.

There are some truly great historic gems contained within the book and I’m sure it’ll bring back memories for many folks who were around at the time of the original release. Of particular note is the ‘tie-ins’ section that features several promotional products launched alongside the film. The central page (pictured to the left) is a suggestion of how an editor might layout an advertising campaign and features all manner of strange imagined adverts that have absolutely no link to a film like Tron whatsoever!

Also check out the merchandise section; it looks like Tron had some great swag launched along with it. The poster section shows the printed material that would have been available to cinema managers to display. I have the original UK quad for Tron, which can be viewed here.

I’ve also scanned the original synopsis brochure for the film.

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  1. Author
    Posted by David
    Date Posted
    on 3 February 2012

    Amazing stuff. Thanks for posting!

  2. Author
    Posted by eddie
    Date Posted
    on 3 February 2012

    You’re very welcome!

  3. Author
    Posted by Jonathan Giesbrecht
    Date Posted
    on 18 September 2012

    Damn I’m jealous of you for owning this!!!! I’ll have to settle for my ‘Tron’ pop-up book.