The Ultimate Matrix Collection

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Disc #1 – The Matrix (1999)
The box-office sensation follows the trials of Neo (Reeves), a young computer programmer, searching to determine the deepest reality of a post-Apocalyptic world. His journey uncovers a web of deceit and massive computer-generated illusions obscuring the truth. As Morpheus (Fishburne) said to Neo, “No one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” The same is true for this mind-blowing movie.

Special Features (standard definition):
In-Movie Experience
Commentaries

  • Written introduction by the Wachowski brothers
  • 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
Follow the White Rabbit
Audio

  • The Music Revisited
  • Marilyn Manson Music Video Rock is Dead

Trailers

  • The Matrix teaser
  • The Matrix trailer
  • The Matrix TV spots

Disc #2 – The Matrix digital copy for use with Windows Media and iPod portable devices

Disc #3 – The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
In the powerful second chapter of the Matrix Trilogy, Neo (Reeves), Trinity (Moss) and Morpheus (Fishburne) lead the revolt against the Machine Army as it attacks Zion, the last human city on earth, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of the Matrix and Neo’s pivotal role in the fate of mankind.

What is the Matrix? The question is not yet fully answered. And it leads to another: Who created the Matrix? The answers lead to more worlds of bold possibility – and to a destiny that passes from revelations to Revolutions.

Special Features (standard definition):
In Movie Experience
Commentaries

  • Written introduction by the Wachowski brothers
  • Philosophers commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber
  • Critics commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson

Behind The Matrix

  • The Matrix Unfolds
  • Pre-Load
  • Get Me an Exit
  • The MTV Movie Awards Reloaded

Car chases

  • The Freeway Chase
  • Oakland Streets and Freeway: Unseen Material
  • Tour of the Merovingian’s Garage
  • Queen of the Road
  • Arteries of the Mega-City: The Visual Effects of the Freeway Chase
  • Foresight: Pre-planning the Mayhem
  • Freeway Truck Crash: Anatomy of a Shot
  • Fate of the Freeway
  • Freeway Action Match

Teahouse Fight
Unplugged
I’ll Handle Them
The Exiles
Additional footage

  • Enter the Matrix: The Game

Enter the Matrix
Music video – P.O.D. Music Video Sleeping Awake
Trailers

Disc # 4 – The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
In the exciting final chapter of the Matrix Trilogy, Neo (Reeves) takes another step forward in the quest for truth that began with his journey into the real world at the outset of The Matrix – but that transformation has left him drained of his power, adrift in a no-man’s land between the Matrix and the Machine World. While Trinity (Moss) holds vigil over Neo’s comatose body, Morpheus (Fishburne) grapples with the revelation that the One in which he has invested a life’s worth of faith is merely another system of control invented by the architects of the Matrix. During the stunning conclusion, the rebel’s long quest for freedom culminates in an explosive battle. As the Machine Army wages devastation on Zion, its citizens mount an aggressive defense – but can they stave off the relentless swarm of Sentinels long enough for Neo to harness the full extent of his powers and end the war?

Special Features (standard definition):

In-Movie Experience
Behind the Story

  • Commentaries
    • Written Introduction by the Wachowski Brothers – The Wachowski brothers give you an introduction to their groundbreaking film
    • Philosophers Commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber – Dr. West and Ken Wilber discuss their thoughts and opinions of the film
    • Critics Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson – Film Critics Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thompson express their thoughts on the film
  • Behind The Matrix
    • Revolutions Recalibrated – Explore the story before the revolution
    • Neo Realism: The Evolution of Bullet Time – See how the Bullet Time technique has evolved since the first film
    • CG Revolution – Go inside Zion and see how VFX were used in “The Siege” sequence
    • Super Big Mini Models – Take a look at how miniatures were used in the film
    • Double Agent Smith – Join the crew as they show you how they created multiple Agent Smiths for the final fight
    • Mind Over Matter: The Physicality of The Matrix – Going into training and learn what the actors physical demands were for the film
    • Future Gamer: The Matrix Online – See how the Matrix story continues in the video game
    • Before the Revolution – Explore the story before the revolution
    • 3-D Evolution – Scroll through Concept Art, Storyboards and more in this interactive feature
  • Crew
    • Owen’s Army: The Australian Art Dept. – Take a look at how these amazing sets were constructed
    • 2nd Unit: A World of Their Own – Spend some time with the 2nd Unit Crew
    • Bill Pope: Cinematographer of The Matrix – Bill Pope offers insights to the filming of the Trilogy
    • Masters of Light and Shadow – Meet the folks that light up the sets
  • Hel
    • Coat Check – Take a look at how this virtually stunning fight sequence was achieved
    • Upside-down Under- Join the stunt coordinators as they explain in detail what had to be done for this film
    • Fast Break – Go behind the scenes and look at how the Special Effects for the film was created
    • Exploding Man – Follow Leo Henry as he shows you some of his craft
    • Gun Club – Enter the armory and take a look at the guns that were used
    • The Extras of Club Hel – Meet the extras from Club Hel
  • New Blue World
    • Geography of Zion – Take a look at all the different parts that make up Zion
    • The Ships – Learn how the ships got their looks
    • Tour of the Neb – Join Owen Paterson taking a tour of the Nebuchadnezzar
    • Matrix TV - Meet the crew behind all the screen graphics
    • Logos Fight Expansion – Take a behind the scenes look at the only fight that does not take place in the Matrix
  • Siege
    • Dig This
    • The Siege Action Match
    • Anatomy of a Shot: Mifune’s Last Stand
    • Building an APU
    • Product of Zion – Sit down with the cast as they discuss their characters and how they got their roles
  • Aftermath
    • Revolutionary Composition
    • The Glue – Meet the editing team and see how the film comes together
    • Dane Tracks – Hear from Sound Designer Dane Davis as he discusses his contribution to the film
    • Cause and Effects – Meet the VFX team and see what it took to complete all the shots in the film

Trailers

  • The Matrix Revolutions Trailer –HD trailer
  • The Matrix Revolutions TV Spots
    • Give Anything
    • Help
    • Power
    • Future
    • Believe
    • Control

Disc #5 – The Animatrix
The Animatrix presents nine original short animated stories directed by preeminent anime directors that provide a visionary fusion of CG-Animatrion and Japanese anime. Four of the nine were written by Larry and Andy Wachowski; all of the episodes are grounded in the world of The Matrix.

Special Features (standard definition):

Behind the Story
Voices

  • The Second Renaissance Part I Commentary by Mahiro Maeda
  • The Second Renaissance Part II Commentary by Mahiro Maeda
  • Program Commentary by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • World Record Commentary by Takeshi Koike

Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime Creators

Execution

  • Making Final Flight of the Osiris
  • Making The Second Renaissance Parts I & II
  • Making Kid’s Story & A Detective Story
  • Making Program
  • Making World Record
  • Making Beyond
  • Making Matriculated

Disc 6 & 7 The Matrix Experience Bonus Discs
Disc 6:
Side A: Roots of the Matrix
Return to Source: Philosophy & the Matrix (AKA. Brainiac’s Revenge)
The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction

Side B: Burly Man Chronicles
The Burly Man Chronicles
Pre-Production
Alameda Shoot
Australia Shoot

Disc 7:
Zion Archives
The Zion Archive – Photo galleries
The Rave Reel
The Matrix Online
2 Music Videos, Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

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One of the Greatest Sci-Fi Trilogies Ever Just Got Greater!

THE ULTIMATE MATRIX COLLECTION

Definitive Ten-Disc DVD Set

of the $1.6 Billion Worldwide Box-Office Trilogy

Featuring The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded,

The Matrix Revolutions & The Animatrix

With Over 35 Hours of Extras Highlighted by Five All-New DVDs
Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bonus Materials Including
Over 100 New Featurettes, New Commentaries, Enter The Matrix Videogame Footage and More!

Basic | Limited Edition
**Also Available in a Special Limited Edition Gift set
Featuring Exclusive Collectible and Book **

This Holiday’s Must-Have DVD Collection

Available December 7 from Warner Home Video

Burbank, Calif., August 23, 2004 – This holiday season, Warner Home Video (WHV) will give every fan of The Matrix movies what they want…more! More eye-opening revelations, more plugged-in discovery, more realms of bold possibility, as the trilogy that set a new standard in moviemaking now sets a new standard in DVD gift sets with The Ultimate Matrix Collection.

A remarkable ten-disc DVD 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 five entirely new DVDs 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 videogame footage, over 100 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more!
Debuting December 7, 2004 from WHV and Village Roadshow Pictures, The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be priced to own at $79.92 SRP. Order due date is November 2.

In addition, WHV will also present a special The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition which features the remarkable 10 extras-loaded DVD set, plus a limited-edition Neo mini-bust figurine and an 80-page Collector’s Book. This exclusive edition will be priced at $129.92 SRP.

Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix
Trilogy
stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving.

As one of the most successful science-fiction film franchises of all time, The Matrix Trilogy has grossed a staggering $1.6 billion dollars in worldwide box-office receipts to date. In addition to the films, the franchise has spawned successful companion DVDs (The Matrix Revisited, and The Animatrix), a best-selling videogame (Enter the Matrix) and is about to launch an online gaming component to further excite the highly popular franchise, look for information at www.thematrix.com.

“This is the definitive DVD collection that Matrix fans have been waiting for! A pop-culture phenomenon that continues to break new ground, The Matrix has clearly become one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time…and the demand from fans for more in the Matrix universe has never subsided,” says Mark Horak, Executive Vice President, Warner Home Video. “An epic film series of this size deserves an unrivaled state-of-the-art DVD collection, and The Ultimate Matrix Collection will provide just that for fans worldwide.”

DVD ELEMENTS

Plug in for the ride of your life with The Ultimate Matrix Collection ten-disc DVD release that includes the following comprehensive mind-freeing elements:

DISC ONE – The Matrix

The Academy Award®-winning original movie in a new digital transfer supervised by the Wachowski Brothers and Director of Photography Bill Pope

Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:

–The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson

–The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber

  • Basics – Running Time: 136 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC TWO – The Matrix Revisited

Peel back a new layer of reality with a mind-expanding look at The Matrix from conception to phenomenon. Go behind The Matrix, take the Red Pill and follow the White Rabbit with 17 making-of featurettes, including:

  • What is Bullet Time?
  • What is the Concept?
  • The Music Revisited – 41-Track audio-only selection of nearly three hours of music Basics – Running Time: 180 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC THREE – The Matrix Reloaded

The powerful second chapter of the groundbreaking film trilogy

  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:

–The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson

–The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber

  • Basics – Running Time: 138 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC FOUR – The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

Go to the middle movie’s furthest reaches via five documentary paths revealing 21 featurettes. Plus 23 extra scenes shot for the Enter the Matrix console videogame

  • Basics – Running Time: 176 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC FIVE – The Matrix Revolutions

The epic war between man and machines reaches an explosive conclusion with the action-packed final chapter in The Matrix Trilogy:

  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:

–The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson

–The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber

  • Basics – Running Time: 129 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC SIX – The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

The cataclysmic final confrontation chronicled through six documentary pods revealing 28 featurettes.

  • Basics – Running Time: 189 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC SEVEN – The Animatrix

A visionary fusion of CG-animation and Japanese anime with nine short films exploring the world of The Matrix including Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance Part I, The Second Renaissance Part II, Kid’s Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated

  • Four Audio Commentaries on The Second Renaissance Parts I and II, Program and World Record
  • Making-of documentaries on each film, profiling the evolution of each one’s unique style through design and animatics
  • Biographical profiles of the directors and animation producers
  • Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime – explores the phenomenon of this exploding worldwide art form through glimpses of the genre’s greatest achievements and the observations of creators, historians and other leaders in the field
  • Basics – Running Time: 158 mins; Not Rated; Languages: English & Japanese; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC EIGHT – The Roots of the Matrix

Probe the philosophical and technological inspirations of The Matrix Trilogy through two insightful documentaries:

  • Return to Source: Philosophy & The Matrix documentary – Scholars, philosophers and theorists deconstruct the intellectual underpinnings of the trilogy
  • The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction documentary – Is the notion of a real Matrix plausible? An investigation of the technologies that inspire the metaphor of the Matrix.
  • Basics – Running Time: 190 mins.; Not Rated; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Widescreen Format

DISC NINE – The Burly Man Chronicles

Profiles the “society” of craftspeople, actors and filmmakers who shaped the movie trilogy and the Enter the Matrix consol game in a full-length documentary. Follow the White Rabbit to 21 additional featurettes.

  • Basics – Running Time: 177 mins.; Not Rated; Language: English; Full screen Format

DISC TEN – The Zion Archive

Showcases production assets developed for the universe of The Matrix, including concept artwork, storyboards, drawings, music videos, TV spots and trailers, plus a special preview of The Matrix Online, a new multi-player online gaming experience.

  • Basics – Running Time: 45 mins.; Not Rated; Language: English; Full screen Format

US MARKETING SUPPORT

WHV will support the release of The Ultimate Matrix Collection with a massive national multi-million dollar media campaign through all mediums (TV, print, radio and online) generating over 300 million consumer impressions. The comprehensive ad campaign will include high-profile placements on ESPN, Sci Fi, Comedy Central, Spike, USA and more.

BASICS

Price: $79.92 SRP / No MAP

Deluxe Edition DVD: $129.92 SRP / No MAP

S treet Date: December 7, 2004

Order Due Date: November 2, 2004

The Ultimate Matrix Collection DVD Catalog # 33671

The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition DVD Catalog # 33672

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