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Finally, something for the hardcore fans

on 12/7/2012

Great movies however one feature was supposed to be digital copies of the movies for portable playback. Turns out they only put in the first movie and nothing else. Not a deal breaker, but hardly an ultimate collection without digital copies of the last 2 and Animatrix feature.

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Director: Andy Wachowski Larry Wachowski. Runtime: 492. Actors: Carrie-Anne Moss Hugo Weaving Joe Pantoliano Keanu Reeves Laurence Fishburne.


Studio Warner
SKU 208715460
UPC 883929035953
UPC 14 00883929035953
Format DVD
Release Date 11/9/2010
Animated Worlds
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Science Fiction
Editors Note
Note Science fiction, philosophy, and martial arts meld in the mind-blowing MATRIX trilogy. Included here are all three films--THE MATRIX, THE MATRIX RELOADED, and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS--as well as the animated spin-off, THE ANIMATRIX. Please see individual titles for complete synopsis information.
Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
Keanu Reeves
Cast & Crew
Keanu Reeves - Star
Andy Wachowski - Director
Larry Wachowski - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 1000042243
UPC 00883929035953
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 492 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
MTV Award (2004) Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Nominee, [Reloaded] Best Fight,Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci, Nominee, [Reloaded] Best Kiss
Image Award (2004) Laurence Fishburne, Nominee, [Revolutions] Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Oscar (2000) Dane A. Davis, Winner, [Matrix] Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing,John Gaeta, et. al., Winner, [Matrix] Best Effects, Visual Effects,John T. Reitz, et. al., Winner, [Matrix] Best Sound,Zach Staenberg, Winner, [Matrix] Best Editing
British Academy Awards (2000) David Lee, et. al., Winner, [Matrix] Best Sound,John Gaeta, et. al., Winner, [Matrix] Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
MTV Award (2000) Keanu Reeves, Winner, [Matrix] Best Male Performance,Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Winner, [Matrix] Best Fight,The Matrix, Winner, [Matrix] Best Movie
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review [Matrix] There's no sophomore jinx for the Wachowski Brothers. Andy and Larry, a pair of obviously talented film makers, have returned to theaters with The Matrix, a science fiction thriller that is every bit the match of their debut effort, Bound, for tension, excitement, and intelligence. In an era when movie scripts (especially those pigeonholed into the science fiction genre) are becoming increasingly more stupid and special effects reliant, the Wachowskis prove that style and substance do not have to be mutually exclusive...The Matrix offers a little something for everyone. The die-hard science fiction fan will discover a plot that mixes and matches both new and old conventions of the genre in a compelling fashion. Action aficionados will find that there's no shortage of electric excitement, whether it's in the form of hand-to-hand kung fu-type fights or shoot-outs with seemingly limitless ammunition. There's also betrayal, a little romance, some humor, and a moral dilemma or two, all wrapped into a well-produced package. As I stated earlier, the way in which the Wachowskis choose to resolve everything seems slightly contrived, but, in the overall scheme of things, that's a small price to pay for one of the most enjoyable science fiction thrillers to reach the screen in months.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [Reloaded] Commander Lock: "Not everyone believes what you believe." Morpheus: "My beliefs do not require that they do." Characters are always talking like this in "The Matrix Reloaded," which plays like a collaboration involving a geek, a comic book and the smartest kid in Philosophy 101...The speeches provide not meaning, but the effect of meaning: It sure sounds like those guys are saying some profound things...That will not prevent fanboys from analyzing the philosophy of "The Matrix Reloaded" in endless Web postings. Part of the fun is becoming an expert in the deep meaning of shallow pop mythology; there is something refreshingly ironic about becoming an authority on the transient extrusions of mass culture, and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) now joins Obi-Wan Kenobi as the Plato of our age...I say this not in disapproval, but in amusement. "The Matrix" (1999), written and directed by the brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski, inspired so much inflamed pseudo-philosophy that it's all "The Matrix Reloaded" can do to stay ahead of its followers. It is an immensely skillful sci-fi adventure, combining the usual elements: heroes and villains, special effects and stunts, chases and explosions, romance and oratory...Toward the end, there are scenes involving characters who seem pregnant with possibilities for Part 3.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review [Animatrix] Originally conceived as something between a tie-in product and a full-length advertisement for the Matrix movie trilogy, the animated-shorts anthology The Animatrix quickly took on a life of its own, thanks to the increasingly high profile of Japanese animation in America and the top talents Matrix writer-directors Andy and Larry Wachowski enlisted for the project. The Wachowskis scripted half of The Animatrix's nine installments, which flesh out the backstory and milieu of their Matrix world...While the actual Matrix movies have embraced a dark-but-shiny comic-book good-over-evil aesthetic, The Animatrix is virtually all grimmer and grittier. Its characters are peripheral to the Matrix trilogy, and there's no guarantee that they'll survive, let alone triumph. But by establishing the lethality and bleakness of the Wachowskis' world outside the radius of their central heroes' reach, The Animatrix raises the stakes on The Matrix, and gives it a bit of the depth it lacks. To some degree, The Animatrix is a logical extension of the Wachowskis' vision: Like their main project, this sideline is more style than substance, but also more style than its competitors can bring to the table. The Animatrix lacks some of the Matrix movies' punch, but none of their panache.
Reviewer Tasha Robinson
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review [Revolutions] Matrix cultists can breathe easy: The epic cyber trilogy ends with more of a bang than a whimper in Matrix Revolutions. Whereas Matrix Reloaded struck many viewers as willfully obscure in its tiresome emphasis on questions of choice and destiny, Matrix Revolutions thankfully holds the pretentious philosophizing in check. With this film, the Wachowski brothers recapture the sense of wonder that made The Matrix so startling and fresh in 1999...The thrilling centerpiece of Matrix Revolutions is the machines' relentless assault on Zion. Swarms of tentacled Sentinels descend upon the subterranean civilization in tautly edited and technically dazzling sequence reminiscent of the attack on the Death Star in Star Wars (1977)...Although Matrix Revolutions ends on a rather hopeful note, it ultimately envisions a grim future for humankind. The Wachowski brothers' dystopian vision cleverly synthesizes such disparate sources as Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, mythology, the Bible, and the fiction of Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner), among others, to depict the perils of technology run amuck. Intriguing, frequently confusing, but mostly entertaining, Matrix Revolutions wraps up the trilogy's narrative loose ends in a reasonably satisfying fashion.
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Anthony Nield, DVD Times [Animatrix] ...offers enough delights to spark interest in even the most anti-anime viewer.
Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz [Matrix] This wildly imaginative thriller is a futuristic head trip you most definitely want to take.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times [Matrix] ...combines traditional science-fiction premises with spanking new visual technology in a way that almost defies description.
Michael Szymanski, Zap2It.com [Revolutions] A satisfying action-packed conclusion to one of the most incredible sci-fi mythologies put on film.
Robert Strohmeyer, FilmCritic.com [Animatrix] The animation is consistently excellent and those who care will appreciate the way this collection informs the mainstream trilogy.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times [Revolutions] A terrific action achievement. Andy and Larry Wachowski have concluded their trilogy with all barrels blazing.
Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian [Reloaded] ...dazzling action, jaw-dropping effects, cool clothes, steamy romance and more of the nifty "Matrix" mythology introduced in the 1999 original.
Todd McCarthy, Variety [Reloaded] Delivers enough thrills, kicks and cool moments to satiate geeks, fans and mere general viewers worldwide...

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