Mc-Matrix (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

Special Features:
In Movie Experience
Commentaries
Written Introduction by The Wachowski brothers (20 cnt.)
Philosophers Commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber
Critics Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson
Cast and Crew Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta
Composer Commentary by Don Davis with Music Only Track
The Matrix Revisited
Behind The Matrix
Making The Matrix
The Dance of the Master: Yuen Wo Ping's Blocking Tapes
The Bathroom Fight and Wet Wall
The Code of the Red Dress
The Old Exit: Wabash and Lake
Agent Down
But Wait- There's More
Take the Red Pills [2 selections]
Follow the White Rabbit [9 selections
Audio
The Music Revisited [41 audio tracks]
Marilyn Manson Music Video Rock is Dead
Trailers
The Matrix Teaser
The Matrix Trailer
The Matrix TV Spots


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Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 229878102
UPC 883929250417
UPC 14 00883929250417
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 6/19/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Essential Cinema
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Futuristic
Kung Fu
Martial Arts
Philosophy
Recommended
Science-Fiction
Special Effects
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note With THE MATRIX, the Wachowskis have established themselves as innovative filmmakers who push the boundaries of live-action films. Like the groundbreaking STAR WARS, THE MATRIX (also the first film of a trilogy) showcases a unique visual style, one the Wachowskis achieved through an array of techniques and digital effects, some never before seen in mainstream Hollywood films. Although computer morphing technology had been used before in films such as THE ABYSS and TERMINATOR 2, the Wachowskis were the first to use "bullet time," a time-bending digital effect that utilizes both computer-generated imagery and still photography. ^The film itself is a complex story that aspires to mythology, focusing on a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He finds his answer with a group of strangers led by the charismatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). What they encounter in confronting that truth makes for a lightning-paced, eye-popping thrill ride of a movie. Packed with stunning fight scenes (choreographed by accomplished Hong Kong director Yuen Wo-Ping), astonishing visual effects, quotable lines, and a terrific supporting cast (led by Carrie-Anne Moss, in her first major Hollywood film), THE MATRIX is a bold triumph that raises the bar for all science fiction films.
Plot Summary
Summary An imaginative hybrid of action, kung fu, and science fiction, THE MATRIX is a hyperkinetic, mind-bending, and visionary spectacle. Keanu Reeves stars as Neo, a disaffected computer hacker seeking the answer to the question, "What is the Matrix?" His search leads him to the elusive Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who begins to enlighten Neo about the illusions of his so-called reality. In accepting the answer Morpheus provides, Neo is hurled into a futuristic world where old realities are shattered, and he must fight for his life, and the future of humanity, against a dangerous group of inhuman government agents.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "What is the Matrix?"--Neo (Keanu Reeves) to Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss)
Quote "Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself."--Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to Neo| |"I know kung fu."--Neo to Morpheus and Tank (Marcus Chong)
Quote "Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?"--Morpheus to Neo
Quote "Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure."--Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) to Morpheus
Quote "The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."--Morpheus to Neo
Quote "The answer is out there, Neo, it's looking for you. And it will find you, if you want it to."--Trinity to Neo
Quote "Welcome to the real world."--Morpheus to Neo
Quote "Whoa."--Neo upon seeing Morpheus make a gravity-defying leap
Reviews
Sight and Sound "...A feast of unexpected fidgets and perspectives, punctuated by trademark overhead shots and teasing detail and detour....THE MATRIX is a wonderland of tricks and stunts..." 07/??/1999 p.47
Rolling Stone "...THE MATRIX soars with its feet in the air..." 05/29/1999 p.76
Premiere "...A breathtaking rollercoaster ride..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 11/01/1999 p.134
USA Today "...Clever....This virtual-reality saga takes advantage of Reeves' sometimes endearingly boyish personality..." 03/31/1999 p.12D
Los Angeles Times "...A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller..." 03/31/1999 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...THE MATRIX is a visually dazzling cyberadventure, full of kinetic excitement....It's great looking, both in its design and in the kinetic energy that powers it. It uses flawlessly integrated special effects and animation to visualize regions of cyberspace..." 03/31/1999 p.48
Directors
Larry Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
Actors
Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss
Cast & Crew
Marcus Chong - Star
Hugo Weaving - Star
Keanu Reeves - Star
Laurence Fishburne - Star
Julian Arahanga - Star
Gloria Foster - Star
Belinda McClory - Star
Joe Pantoliano - Star
Matt Doran - Star
Carrie-Anne Moss - Star
Anthony Ray Parker - Star
Bill Pope - Director of Photography
Yuen Woo-ping - Fight Choreographer
Andy Wachowski - Screenwriter
Dane Davis - Sound Effects Editor
Owen Paterson - Production Designer
Joel Silver - Producer
Don Davis - Composer
Zach Staenberg - Editor
Larry Wachowski - Screenwriter
John Gaeta - Visual Effects Supervisor
Larry Wachowski - Director
Andy Wachowski - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
UPC 00883929250417
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 136 minutes
Color Color
Awards
Name Zach Staenberg
Award Category Best Editing
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1999
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Dane A. Davis
Award Category Best Sound Effects Editing
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1999
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
Anniversary Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
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