Pre-Order the Matrix Ultimate Collection!

By Paul Martin August 29th, 2004, in The Matrix Trilogy

Pre-Order the 10-Disc Ultimage Matrix DVD set today! We’ve got links to the set at Amazon in the US, Canada, and the UK. Order it today! It releases December 7th!

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 consol 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

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