A new conspiracy theory has cropped up online in advance of 'Tron: Legacy' hitting theaters next month; one that suggests Disney is hiding the original 'Tron' by keeping it off DVD shelves in order to -- and yes, this sounds weird -- keep people from seeing it for fear it will turn them off from watching its sequel this December. Rebecca Keegan over at the LA Times did some digging and noticed that a copy of 'Tron' was almost impossible to come by these days, with Netflix listing it as "availability unknown" and users on eBay charging through the roof for any used copies. Furthermore, a scan of 30 Blockbusters in Los Angeles resulted in only two having copies in stock.

Definitely strange, especially since Disney (the ones putting out 'Tron') just recently re-released 'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2' in theaters (and on DVD/Blu-ray) prior to the theatrical release of 'Toy Story 3' this past summer. You'd think there would be an audience interested in catching up with the original 'Tron' prior to watching its sequel, right? Surely a studio wouldn't pass up the opportunity to capitalize on all the hype floating around this franchise right now ... right?
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