Revamped, Renewed and Fully Loaded: “The Matrix Special Edition” DVD

By antOOny January 30th, 2003, in The Matrix

REVAMPED, RENEWED AND FULLY LOADED

THE MATRIX SPECIAL EDITION DVD

Two-Disc Collector’s Set Highlighted By Hours of Bonus Features
Including Exclusive Sneak Peek At The Matrix Reloaded

Experience The Original Matrix Again on April 29

“No one can be told what The Matrix is – you have to see it for yourself.”
– Morpheus

Burbank, Calif., January 30, 2003 – Tapping into the excitement and anticipation of the eagerly awaited May 15 theatrical release of The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Village Roadshow Pictures will kick off “The Year of The Matrix” with the release of The Matrix Special Edition DVD. A must-have addition to every movie lover’s collection, The Matrix Special Edition two-disc DVD brings consumers a fresh look at one of the most popular and influential films in history with hours of bonus materials, cool collectible foil packaging and an exclusive advance look behind-the-scenes at The Matrix Reloaded. As an added bonus for consumers, each DVD will also contain a free ticket offer, redeemable by mail, for The Matrix Reloaded.

Destined to be “the chosen one,” The Matrix Special Edition two-disc DVD will be available on April 29 at $27.95 SRP.

Winner of four Academy Awards®, The Matrix revolutionized the science-fiction action film genre, challenging the minds of moviegoers to become one of the most successful films of all time with a domestic box-office gross of nearly $172 million. A proven entertainment franchise, The Matrix was the first DVD to break the one million unit sales mark and has since sold more than 15 million units worldwide, ranking as one of the top 100 selling DVDs for more than 170 weeks since its initial release date (Source: VideoScan). The Matrix DVD has been named to AOL Movies’ “Ultimate
DVD Collection” (voted on by more than 1.5 million online movie fans) and was also recently inducted into the DVD Premiere Academy of Artistic
Achievement.

DVD ELEMENTS

DISC ONE – ORIGINAL DVD FEATURE FILM
* Commentary by star Carrie-Anne Moss, visual effects supervisor John Gaeta and editor Zach Staenberg
* Making the Matrix: 26 eye-opening minutes of behind-the-scenes insight
* Music-only track with commentary by composer Don Davis
* Follow the White Rabbit: Interactive feature jumps from a scene to a featurette
on the effects that shaped the scene; nine White Rabbit featurettes in all
* Take the Red Pill to two hidden special effects documentaries: What Is the Concept?, a dazzling musical-montage journey from sketch to final
effect; and What Is Bullet Time?, the anatomy of the trailblazing technique
* Filmographies
* Widescreen presentation
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
* DVD/ROM features galore:
* Interactive screenplay – read the script as you view comparative storyboards, stills and clips
* Are You the One? interactive challenge
* Seven special genre essays and articles – From Strip to Screen explores comic books on film; martial-arts movie featurette Everybody Loves

Kung-Fu Fighting!; a sci-fi film retrospective and more
* Link to original theatrical website

DISC TWO – ORIGINAL MATRIX REVISITED DVD PLUS NEW BONUS MATERIALS*
* Preload: On the Set of Reloaded: Exclusive behind-the-scenes preview
of the May 15 theatrical release The Matrix Reloaded*
* The Animatrix extended trailer with highlights from each film*
* Marilyn Manson music video – “Rock is Dead”*
* What is the game?: teaser for the new “Enter the Matrix” videogame*
* Thematrix.com: theatrical website preview*
* Theatrical trailers/teasers/TV spots*
* The Matrix Revisited: the complete, behind-the-scenes two-hour companion piece to The Matrix phenomenon
* Six behind-the-scenes featurettes on The Matrix
* The Music Revisited: sample up to three hours worth of audio music tracks of the music from the world of The Matrix Revisited
* The Art Revisited: multiple stills galleries with over 800 images

TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BASICS
Price: $27.95 SRP
Street Date: April 29
Languages & Subtitles: ENG (5.1)
Running time: 136 mins.
Rating: R (for Sci-Fi Violence & Brief Language)
DLBY/DGTL [CC]

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