AnimatrixDirector: Andy Jones, Andy Wachowski, Koji Morimoto, Mahiro Maeda
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You've seen the trilogy, now delve even deeper into the technological nightmare of The Matrix with this stunning collection of animated shorts from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, this disc offers audio rendered in either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 or Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles. Shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Part 1, The Second Renaissance, Part 2, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story, and Matriculated.
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- Warner Home Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Cast & Crew
|Dane A. Davis||01 Representitive to the UN|
|John de Mita||Teacher|
|John DiMaggio||Crew Man|
|Bette Ford||Old Woman|
|James Arnold Taylor||Raul,Rick,Kid Walla|
|John Wesley||Dan's Dad|
|Clayton Watson||MIchael Popper/The Kid|
1. Final Flight of the Osiris [9:36]
2. The Second Renaissance Part I [9:16]
3. The Second Renaissance Part II [9:24]
4. Kid's Story [9:40]
5. Program [7:16]
6. World Record [8:43]
7. Beyond [13:04]
8. A Detective Story [9:51]
9. Matriculated [16:17]
Spoken Languages: English
Spoken Languages: Japanese
Binary Code: English
Binary Code: Français
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The Second Renaissance Part I by Mahiro Maeda
The Second Renaissance Part II by Mahiro Maeda
Program by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
World Record by Takeshi Koike
Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime
Peter Chung - Matriculated
Andy Jones - Final Flight of the Osiris
Yoshiaki Kawajiri - Program
Takeshi Koike - World Record
Mahiro Maeda - The Second Renaissance Parts 1 & 2
Koji Morimoto - Beyond
Shinichiro Watanabe - Kid's Story/A Detective Story
Making: Play All
Making: Final Flight of the Osiris
Making: The Second Renaissance Parts I and II
Making: Kid's Story and a Detective Story
Making: World Record
Enter the Matrix: In the Making
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This is a really neat amine to see. I have enjoyed this and watched this about million times and still I like it but the bad thing is all of the amine is short, but it will better if this was a long story, then a short.
I saw Reloaded before I bought The Animatrix, and I have to say, I was expecting more. After seeing the first and second movie, this didn't help me ''learn'' more about the Matrix than I hadn't seen on the big screen. However, after going through all the stories, I realized it's something you want to go back to, and you think about, rather than just watching it all at once. I think that after I watch it a second time, I'll enjoy it more.
The prequals to the Matrix. Learn about the last cities of mankind, the war with the machines and humanity's ultimate downfall. :)
... and while some of the stories are better than others, all of them are visually stunning, at least occasionally. In my opinion, Beyond is the best of the lot ... it's absolutely a joy to look at. World Record is utterly grotesque -- and absolutely brilliant at the same time. The two shorts by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) and Matriculated (by Peter Chung, of Aeon Flux fame) are beautifully stylish, even if I wasn't as excited by their stories; Second Renaissance 1 & 2 as well as Final Flight of the Osiris are neat expansions of the main Matrix storyline, but simply feel like exposition -- but they're so well animated, that it's not a big problem at all. The extras -- ''making of's'' on each of the shorts and a terrific short history of Japanese anime & manga -- are also very well-done. Basically: Beyond and World Record alone are worth owning the DVD for, and the rest are all at least pretty cool, if not great; this is a must for any animation fan's library.
This is simply the best collection of stories I have seen in one place. It goes from epic to intimate and never misses a beat. The stories, while varying in quality, give the viewer a sense of the world that we don't see in the movies. I can't wait for Revolutions.
Great art with vague plots.
This batch of short stories was absolutely sunning and breathtaking. I guarantee that if you saw The Matrix, and didn't like it because you couldn't understand the concept, if you watch this movie, everything will become clear. It's just so interesting to find out how everything came to be. This movie was awesome, The Matrix was awesome, The Matrix Reloaded was awesome, and I'm guessing that The Matrix Revolutions will be awesome as well.
I don't know why it got good ratings from those other two morons here, but this was a waste of money. The first one was the only decent one which was, I will admit, interesting. But as for the other 60 some odd minutes of the dvd, it was a waste of money, and I wish I had never bought it. I would give this no stars, but it gave me no choice.
Saw one of the shorts when I went to Dreamcatcher --- the animation is stunning! This is definitely a must own for any fan of The Matrix -- can't wait for RELOADED!!! Highly recommend.
It must be a guidline for all animators .. We must see everything this way .. Its amazing.
So your amazed by the Matrix Trilogy. How can an action movie ever compete with a movie of this magnitude? Thats the point, they can not thus far. Now whats next is to take all genres and raise the level of quality so high it will be years before anyone comes close to it. So the Wachowski brothers take Anime to a whole new level. If you take the creators of Cowboy Bebop, Final Fantasy the Movie, and Akira, you have just created the ultimate monster, the Animatrix. I can not begin to tell you the level of quality of these CG and anime shorts. I wont even mention the video game.
There are some incredible pieces in this collection - The 2nd Renaissance and Matriculated in particular (in addition to others). I was truly in awe. It's been a while (since the original Matrix?) since I've seen stories this exciting and powerful. There's a healthy variety here. It serves as a nice introduction to anime as well.