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Ian Jane
04-25-2013, 01:09 PM
I was never all that wowed by this movie but I know it has its fans...

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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. ~ Source: IMDB.COM

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
• The Matrix Teaser
• The Matrix Trailer
• The Matrix TV Spots

Mark Tolch
04-25-2013, 02:40 PM
See.....the Matrix, as poorly written as the storyline was, was a pretty rad movie as far as effects went. When it came out. Now, it's been outdone many times over. And so, despite Carrie Ann Moss in black slow-motion PVC....who cares?

Ian Jane
04-25-2013, 02:58 PM
I dunno. I never saw what all the hype was about in the first place, to be honest. But then, by the time it came out I'd seen lots of John Woo movies, so... yeah. Slow motion shoot outs. Neat. Peckinpah beat them by decades and Woo perfected it. The Wachowskis just made it sci-fi.

Alex K.
04-25-2013, 06:20 PM
I liked it when I was younger but it hasn't held up very well. The sequels have held up even less and are just stupid trash.

Scott
04-25-2013, 06:52 PM
The only part that's held up for me is the Animatrix, and the comics I guess. I actually prefer JOHNNY MNEMONIC, (and other 90's scifi like THIRTEENTH FLOOR, STRANGE DAYS, DARK CITY) real sets, Takeshi Kitano, Dolph, Ice-T, William Gibson. It's goofy but it knows it. I've enjoyed it more with each viewing whereas the MATRIX loses something with each viewing. The MATRIX films are too focus'd on fights that go nowhere. In the kung-fu movies they were inspired by there's a lot of emotion behind each fight, the Star Wars Prequels fail at this too (and everything else). The characters aren't interesting and it's hard to care about all this bullshit. It's a lot of overly serious dreary crap. The influence that it's had on modern action movies and videogames is really unfortunate.

Dom D
04-25-2013, 06:56 PM
The sequels were awful but I thought the first one was neat. The story holds together and was reasonably trippy at the start. It's got a great look and showed us a lot of new tricks effects wise that while they've been copied I don't have ever been utilised as well.

paul h.
04-25-2013, 10:55 PM
I like the first one, and it works well as a stand alone sci-fi thriller. The effects were groundbreaking at the time, and yeah, after every film for years afterwards used the same effects, it became ridiculously boring. The sequels suck, although, I have a fan edit of the two sequels combined and stripped of the really stupid parts and it plays fairly well as a single film.

Mark Tolch
04-26-2013, 02:10 PM
I got drunk off my ass and watched all of the sequels at once. What a terrible bunch of shit. When he stuck out his fist and started flying around like Superman, I almost pissed myself.

Ian Jane
03-14-2018, 12:50 PM
4k releasing coming soon.

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WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE GROUNDBREAKING FILM THE MATRIX TO BE RELEASED ON ULTRA HD BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL MAY 22nd

ACCLAIMED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, THE MATRIX WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

4K Ultra HD Combo Pack also includes a remastered Bly-ray Disc

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1999’s acclaimed sci-fi action classic The Matrix will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital on May 22nd. Directed by the Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending) and starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, The Matrix is widely considered to be one of the most influential films in recent history.

Written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix won four Academy Awards* and revolutionized the sci-fi action film genre. The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures film was the first to sell more than one million DVDs, is included on multiple lists of the top sci-fi films of all time, and in 2012 was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

The Matrix 4K UHD release is from a new scan of the original camera negative and is the first remaster of the film in nearly 15 years. The 4K UHD remaster was supervised by the film’s director of photography, Bill Pope (The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Baby Driver). A remastered Blu-ray disc from the new 4K scan is also included.

Ultra HD** showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of The Matrix will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen — frame by frame.

Also, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs of The Matrix will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

The Matrix will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and digitally remastered Blu-ray disc of the The Matrix. Fans can also own The Matrix in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on May 22, 2018. The 4K, Blu-ray and Digital versions of the film will include more than 3 hours of previously released extras. The 4K UHD disc and the digitally remastered Blu-ray will include the previously released written intro from the Wachowskis and four commentaries. The bonus disc will include the other previously released special features.

SYNOPSIS
Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real. Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in the see-and-see-again cyberthriller written and directed by the Wachowskis, and winner of four Academy Awards.

The Matrix Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
- Written Introduction by the Wachowskis
- “Philosopher” Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur
- “Critics” Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
- “Cast & Crew” Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta
- “Composer” Commentary by Don Davis with Music Only Track

The Matrix Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
- The Matrix Revisited
- Follow the White Rabbit
- Take the Red Pill
- Marilyn Manson “Rock is Dead” Music Video
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On May 22nd, The Matrix 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL
*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS
PRODUCT SRP
Ultra HD Blu-ray - $41.99
Ultra HD Digital- $29.99

Standard Street Date: May 22nd, 2018
EST Street Date: May 22nd, 2018
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 136 minutes
Rating: Rated R
DOLBY ATMOS [CC]

Ian Jane
08-20-2018, 10:57 AM
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Matrix Trilogy, featuring 1999’s acclaimed sci-fi action classic The Matrix along with the sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003) will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on October 30th, 2018. Written and directed by the Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, Sense8) and starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, The Matrix Trilogy is widely considered to be one of the most influential film franchises in recent history. The Matrix was released on 4K UHD in May 2018.

Written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix won four Academy Awards and revolutionized the sci-fi action film genre. The 2003 sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were also written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Silver. The films were distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Silver Pictures.

The Matrix Trilogy 4K UHD release, along with the 4K UHD releases of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, are from a new scan of the original camera negative and is the first remaster of the films in nearly 15 years. The 4K UHD remasters were supervised by director of photography Bill Pope (The Matrix Trilogy, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Baby Driver).


4K Ultra HD** showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs of The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

All discs also include 5.1 audio.

The Matrix Trilogy will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack for $70.99 SRP and features Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with the feature films in 4K with HDR and remastered Blu-ray discs of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature films in 4K with HDR and remastered Blu-ray disc of the films.

Fans can also own The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on October 30.

SYNOPSIS

THE MATRIX TRILOGY

The Complete Matrix Trilogy 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 Wachowskis ground-breaking monumental sci-fi feature films.

THE MATRIX

Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real.

Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us.

Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in the see-and-see-again cyberthriller written and directed by the Wachowskis, and winner of four Academy Awards.

THE MATRIX RELOADED

NEO. MORPHEUS. TRINITY.

They’re back for the powerful second chapter of The Matrix trilogy, and exciting new allies join them in the struggle against foes who are cloned, upgraded and closing in on humanity’s last enclave. Back, too, are The Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver, expanding their vision with a spectacle that rocks the senses.

WHAT IS THE MATRIX?

Who created The Matrix? The answers lead to more worlds of bold possibility and to a destiny that passes from revelations to Revolutions.

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

THE REVOLUTION IS NOW: The Matrix Revolutions.

NEO. MORPHEUS. TRINITY.

They and other heroes stand on the brink of victory or annihilation in the epic war against the machines in the stunning final chapter of The Matrix trilogy. For Neo, that means going where no human has dared – into the heart of Machine City and into a cataclysmic showdown with the exponentially more powerful renegade program Smith. For The Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver, that means soaring beyond the amazing visual inventiveness of the first two films.

Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements

The Matrix Trilogy Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

The Matrix
Written Introduction by The Wachowskis
“Philosopher” Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur
“Critics” Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
“Cast & Crew” Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta
“Composer” Commentary by Don Davis with Music Only Track
The Matrix Revisited
Follow the White Rabbit
Take the Red Pill
Marilyn Manson “Rock is Dead” Music Video
Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots

The Matrix Reloaded
In-Movie Experience – Cast and creative team guide you through a unique infiltration of the filmmaking
Written Introduction by The Wachowskis
“Philosopher” Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur
“Critics” Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
Behind The Matrix
Car Chase
Teahouse Fight
Unplugged
I’ll Handle Them
The Exiles
Enter The Matrix: The Game
Enter The Matrix
P.O.D Sleeping Awake Music Video
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots

The Matrix Revolutions
In-Movie Experience – Cast and creators navigate you through the Trilogy’s thunderous conclusion – all as you watch the movie
Written Introduction by The Wachowskis
“Philosopher” Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur
“Critics” Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
Behind The Matrix
Crew
Hel
New Blue World
Siege
Aftermath
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On October 30th, The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will be available to own in 4K Ultra HD from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. The Matrix Trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will also be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Standard Street Date: October 30th, 2018
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: The Matrix:136 minutes; The Matrix Reloaded: 138 minutes; The Matrix Revolutions: 129 minutes
Rating: Rated R
DOLBY ATMOS [CC]
5.1 Surround

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Darcy Parker
08-20-2018, 01:29 PM
Seems odd to leave out the Animatrix.

Matt H.
08-20-2018, 03:03 PM
Remember when the first one came out and everyone praised it like it was the greatest movie ever made? That got annoying really fast. I remember I would log on to the film chat forum on yahoo and all anyone would talk about were THE MATRIX and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. If you said anything negative about either of them you were attacked mercilessly.

Alex K.
08-20-2018, 03:45 PM
It was pretty innovative for the time and still has great ideas. All of which were squandered in the sequels. I heard a while ago that Warner Bros. is looking to remake it and hopefully they're not going to involve the Wachowski's.

Matt H.
08-20-2018, 04:00 PM
Yeah, I guess. I think the fact that it quickly got so wildly over-praised kind of ruined what was an admittedly cool film. I always preferred BOUND.

Alex K.
08-20-2018, 04:11 PM
I thought Bound was okay. It's really held up by the performance by Joe Pantoliano. I think the Matrix was a fluke and everything else the Wachowski's have touched have been absolute garbage excluding V For Vendetta (maybe).

Matt H.
08-20-2018, 04:14 PM
I love CLOUD ATLAS. I think it's incredible.

Alex K.
08-20-2018, 04:45 PM
I couldn't finish that one. I found it obnoxious.

Darcy Parker
08-23-2018, 12:31 PM
I thought Bound was okay. It's really held up by the performance by Joe Pantoliano. I think the Matrix was a fluke and everything else the Wachowski's have touched have been absolute garbage excluding V For Vendetta (maybe).

V is a lot like Watchmen, in that you can tell the directors completely missed the point of the original material, but loved the pretty pictures and tried to go for style instead of story.

Alex K.
08-23-2018, 01:46 PM
Of course Darcy hates it.

Darcy Parker
08-23-2018, 07:30 PM
Of course Darcy hates it.

Yup.

Dom D
08-24-2018, 03:12 AM
I'm surpised they've only got 7 directorial credits in 21 years. They feel busier than that. I reckon Bound is about as good as 90s neo-noir gets (and I love 90s neo-noir). The original Matrix is an exceptional movie. Just those two I think establishes them as exceptional talents. After that, for me, it's a bit grim. I haven't seen Cloud Atlas but the rest I didn't make it through or managed only by the skin of my teeth. Speed Racer in particular is baffling to me but I hear it has a serious cult following. Not something that can be said for Jupiter Ascending.

Ian Jane
09-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Fourth film is in the works. Working title is Project Ice Cream.

https://www.cbr.com/matrix-4-working-title-2/

Nabonga
09-14-2019, 05:20 AM
The first movie is the definition of meh. Literally fell asleep while my friends were raving about how mothaflipping awesome and bestest ever it was. Had a classmate who started dressing as Neo (the cringe was very real). Keanu is sooo stiff in it... and I love the dude. Such damn clunky fight scenes too. He's a lot more fluid and loose in the Wickiverse. Never bothered with the other Matrixes and plan on thoroughly skipping the rebootski bollsheet.

The Wachowski's were the Nolan's of their day (F him too and his shitty Batman movies. The Dark Knight sucks! Inception is balls too).