The Ultimate Matrix Collection (Blu-ray)

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The definitive seven-disc Blu-ray set, The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus two entirely new Blu-ray discs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix video game footage, 106 deep-delving featurettes/documentaries and much more!

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 208661088
UPC 085391167921
UPC 14 00085391167921
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Kung Fu
Martial Arts
Philosophy
Recommended
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Special Effects
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note THE ULTIMATE MATRIX COLLECTION presents the complete adventures of machine-battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the Wachowski brothers' groundbreaking sci-fi feature films--THE MATRIX (1999) with remastered picture and sound, THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003), and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (2003)--as well as the making-of documentary THE MATRIX REVISITED (2001), the animated short films of THE ANIMATRIX (2003), and a slew of special bonus materials. See individual titles for plot details.
Directors
Larry Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
Actors
Carrie-Anne Moss
Hugo Weaving
Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Cast & Crew
Carrie-Anne Moss - Star
Hugo Weaving - Star
Keanu Reeves - Star
Laurence Fishburne - Star
Larry Wachowski - Director
Andy Wachowski - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 1000025732
UPC 00085391167921
Number of Discs 7
Running Time 403 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen/Standard  2.40:1/1.85:1/1.33:1
Awards
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
Reviews
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.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review [Revisited] Perhaps the most amusing or telling trait of The Matrix phenomenon (depending on your point of view) is the cult of followers it's created. Naturally, the franchise needs a following to generate income, and a good one exists. Still, it's instructive to watch Matrix fanatics subscribing to the fictional reality of the film while also absorbing its message that the movie's fictional reality is evil and to be abhorred. It's an anti-delusional ethos delivered via delusion. Is all the hype merited? Is The Matrix Revisited good for fans and curious onlookers, or a desperate stab at minting more coin while plugging the up-coming sequels? Containing more stuff than anyone could absorb at one sitting, The Matrix Revisited is seldom boring, yet covers much ground familiar to most viewers. Like the complex issues at the centre of the movie, only you can decide whether you truly want to revisit The Matrix...Keanu Reeves amazes with his ability to answer interview questions by speaking at a brisk pace, appearing more intelligent than suspected. Further, Carrie Anne Moss' humble enthusiasm and Laurence Fishburne's ultra cool attitude make engaging viewing...Regular folks should certainly watch The Matrix, and if you're curious about the behind the scenes scoop, The Matrix Revisited is a great supplemental piece.
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Reviewer Kurt Dahlke
ReviewRating 7
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.
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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.
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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.
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Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 8
Features
4 Pack
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Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Anthony Nield, DVD Times [Animatrix] ...offers enough delights to spark interest in even the most anti-anime viewer.
Bill Gibron, DVD Verdict [Revisited] ...[an] amazingly dense documentary...a great introduction into the world of how The Matrix movies were made.
Christopher Null, FilmCritic.com [Revisited] ...an eye-opening piece of work that takes you further behind the scenes than most films of this ilk have ever done.
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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