The MatrixDirector: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
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The Matrix came along at just the right time in the history of the DVD format. With its incredible action scenes and futuristic plot, it proved to be a tremendous boost for sales of DVD players and proof of the power of DVD to present a movie accurately. The 2.35:1 widescreen presentation is a crystal clear translation of the movie's dark imagery. While there may be a lack of resolution in background images, the stylish visuals in the foreground draw all of the attention, along with the powerful, seat-rocking sound effects of Dolby Digital mix. Special features are mildly entertaining. The cast/crew commentary is by Carrie-Anne Moss, visual effects supervisor John Gaeta, and editor Zach Staeberg, and often leans toward the technical side of the production. The music-only "Audio Track" is for fans of the soundtrack only, and the making-of documentary is 25 minutes of hyperbole. "Taking the red pill" leads to a six-minute overview of the technical sides of "bullet-time," a special-effect element found in the film. The "Follow the White Rabbit" feature brings a rabbit icon to the screen during scenes of heavy special effects; hitting "enter" leads to behind-the-scenes footage of the scene in question and then places viewers back into the scene of the movie. Filmographies of cast and crew are also present. Instant access to all of the DVD's 38 chapters is available via the "Scene Access" menu, making this disc an entirely successful presentation of a fun film.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Warner Home Video
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Hugo Weaving||Agent Smith|
|Gloria Foster||The Oracle|
|Paul Goddard||Agent Brown|
|Robert Taylor||Agent Jones|
|Julian "Sonny" Arahanga||Apoc|
|Anthony Ray Parker||Dozer|
|Andy Wachowski||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Larry Wachowski||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Kym Barrett||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Hugh Bateup||Art Director|
|Bruce Berman||Executive Producer|
|Lisa Brennan||Set Decoration/Design|
|David E. Campbell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Godric Cole||Set Decoration/Design|
|Steven Richard Courtley||Special Effects|
|Dan Cracchiolo||Co-producer,Executive Producer|
|David Lee||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Don Davis||Score Composer|
|Dane A. Davis||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Tim Ferrier||Set Decoration/Design|
|Colin Fletcher||Asst. Director|
|Judith Harvey||Set Decoration/Design|
|Carol Hughes||Associate Producer|
|Jacinta Leong||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sarah Light||Set Decoration/Design|
|Andrew Mason||Executive Producer|
|Bob McCarron||Makeup Special Effects|
|Marta McElroy||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michelle McGahey||Art Director|
|James McTeigue||Asst. Director|
|Richard Mirisch||Associate Producer|
|Barrie M. Osborne||Executive Producer|
|Owen Paterson||Production Designer|
|Andrew Powell||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Reitz||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Deborah Riley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Gregg Rudloff||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Janek Sirrs||Special Effects|
|Erwin Stoff||Executive Producer|
|Jon Thum||Special Effects|
0. Chapter Selection
1. Trinity in a jam [:31]
2. Impossible pursuit [:55]
3. Follow instructions [1:27]
4. The question [:09]
5. "They're coming for you" [:10]
6. Unable to speak [:13]
7. Getting the bug out [1:08]
8. Morpheus' proposal [:24]
9. Down the rabbit hole [1:36]
10. Slimy rebirth [1:12]
11. Nebuchadnezzar's crew [1:54]
12. The real world [2:15]
13. The search is over [:57]
14. Training begins [3:51]
15. Morpheus/Neo matchup [3:18]
16. First jump [1:25]
17. The gatekeepers [:14]
18. Running silent and deep [2:17]
19. Dealing for bliss [1:03]
20. Off to see the oracle [3:42]
21. There is no spoon [3:12]
22. Choices...and a cookie [:17]
23. Glitch in the matrix [:03]
24. One left behide [:10]
25. Heroes unplugged [:02]
26. Cypher's burnout [2:43]
27. Matters of belief [2:37]
28. Virus to be cured [:18]
29. Lobby shooting spree [:23]
30. Dodge this [1:48]
31. Gotcha [1:46]
32. Rooftop rescue [2:06]
33. Subway showdown [2:10]
34. "My name is Neo" [2:24]
35. Sentinels attack [1:04]
36. "He is the one" [:10]
37. Final connections [1:30]
38. End Credits ("Wake Up Rock Is Dead") [:37]
Cast & Crew
KEANU REEVES Neo
LAURENCE FISHBURNE Morpheus
CARRIE ANNE MOSS Trinity
HUGO WEAVING Agent Smith
JOE PANTALIANO Cypher
Produced By Joel Silver
Written And Directed By The Wachowski Brothers
The Dream World
Commentary By Carrie Anne Moss,visual Effects Supervisor John Gaeta And Editor Z
Making The Matrix
Muisc-only Track With Commentary By Composer Don Davis
Follow The White Rabbit
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It is the 21st century. Humans have exhausted every source of energy there is, and the sun is gone. Yet, the world is full of life, nature, and people living out their own lives. This is the matrix. It is the world we know, but it is not the reality. The matrix is a computer generated dream world designed to keep humans under control. We live our entire lives in this computer program, which uses complex coding to make our brain perceive this illusion as the reality. The whole world is oblivious to the computer generated world they live in, and just how much technology is really determining their lives. Everything about this world is a designed by computer coding: the buildings, the people, the food... They send signals telling your brain it is real. Your life is HCI, human-computer interaction. There is nothing, but the computer. This is a thrilling and compelling movie, demonstrating the full capabilities of technology and how it will shape our future as the human race. This movie shows us a world in which the computer is powerful enough to even fool those that created it, the humans.
The Matrix was a fascinating movie, that explores the relationship between man and machine. Neo, the main character, must save human kind. The advent of artificial intelligence has led to computers taking over humans. They use them as a source of energy and most humans do not even realize that this is happening. They live in an alternate society called the Matrix, that is constructed by the computers. Neo, one of the few characters that is aware of the situation must fight for the survival of the human race. The movie is enjoyable to watch, but most importantly addresses the ongoing issue between humans and technology. How far is too far? While the world has benefitted greatly from the invention and evolution of computers and technology. However, each new invention brings up areas of concern involving possible abuses or pitfalls. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of artificial intelligence. As of now, computers can do a lot of things faster or better than humans, but they lack the qualities that make humans unique. There is always the question of how far to push technology, and this one in particular. While the Matrix seems far fetched, progress has been made in artificial intelligence, and therefore as a society, we must be aware of the dangers. The Matrix shows the viewer what might happen as a result of creating computers that are too advanced. While this is a science fiction movie, it certainly does give the viewer something to contemplate regarding the complex relationship between man and machine!
The Matrix was a fascinating movie, that explores the relationship between man and machine. Neo, the main character, must save human kind. The advent of artificial intelligence has led to computers taking over humans. They use them as a source of energy and most humans do not even realize this is happening. They live in an alternate society called the Matrix, that is constructed by the computers. Neo, one of the few characters that is aware of the situation must fight for the survival of the human race. The movie is enjoyable to watch, but most importantly addresses the ongoing issue between humans and technology. How far is too far? While the world has benefitted greatly through the invention and evolution of computers and technology. However, each no invention brings up areas of concern involving possible abuses or pitfalls. No where is this more true than in the area of artificial intelligence. As of now, computers can do a lot of things faster or better than humans, but they lack the qualities that make us unique. There is always the question of how far too push technology, and this one in particular. While the Matrix seems far fetched, progress has been made in artificial intelligence and therefore as a society, we must aware of the dangers. The Matrix shows the viewer what might happen as a result of making computers that are too advanced. While this is a science fiction movie, it certainly does give the viewer something to contemplate regarding the complex relationship between man and machine!
This movie was an interesting exploration of the future implications of virtual reality and what it could potentially mean for our society. In the beginning of the movie, life appears to be completely normal, but you soon realize that all of the characters are living inside of a computer simulation. In this time period, artificially intelligent machines have grown so powerful that they were able to defeat the entire human race in a massive battle. Now, humans are harnessed as an energy source for the machines and live their lives plugged into a simulation called the Matrix, as the title of the movie states. Their body heat provides power from the machines, and humans are essentially turned into batteries. The main character, Neo, is one of the few people that's able to see through the simulation, and he embarks on a journey to save society in the first part of the trilogy. Most sci-fic and action movies are simply a blur of fighting and noise, but this makes you really think about the relationship between humans and machines and possible ways that it will develop in the future. Humans created AI in the movie, and this is true in real life as well. The movie is terrifying because it extends our own lives into a horrible dystopian universe that could very well become our own future. People are sedated, living a virtual life, and Neo must be plugged into different simulations so that he can realize that the Matrix isn't real when he is inside the simulation. He can still die within the simulation, and his main enemies are machines called the Agents. This movie really made me ponder whether humans are becoming too dependent on artificial intelligence and the possible implications of our relationship with machines in the future.
awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This movie has the best action and the most entertaining plot I have seen in a while! The Matrix is a complex movie that leaves you begging for more. A juiced up soundtrack, combined with brilliant action sequences, all wrapped up in a plot that requires intelligence to understand makes this movie my favorite of all time. I can't wait for the sequel! ''There is no spoon...''
The impression this film has made on the world has been phenomenal, and I'm one of the believers. This was truly a gift from above. It is amazing how this film was created, with visual effects other filmmakers could only dream
The Matrix has me and won't let go. This is a movie you can watch over and over again and still be craving more. I am not a Keanu Reeves fan at all, but he suited the part perfectly. I definitley recommend this movie to everyone, no matter what type of movies you enjoy. It is full of adventure, state of the art graphics and special effects, a philosophical plot, and oh yeah ''guns... Lots of guns.''
This movie is above and beyond every action movie I have ever seen before. ''The Matrix'' has and will continue to raise the bar for action movies to come. Not to mention the Wachowski brothers have plans for the Matrix line. Rumors abound that ''The Matrix'' 2 and 3 are in conception, and a game for the PlayStation 2 is underway.
The Matrix is THE MOVIE for the Action Category. NOT to be missed. As for The Matrix 2 & 3, they are in production at this time. They are going to be filming BOTH episodes and then getting them ready for release. Don't know the projected release date, but I hope it is SOON!!! I want to see Neo, Trinity and Morpheus kick some more BUTT!
The actrion in this movie is the best I've seen in a long time.
The storyline is simply the best. It really challenges your mind and makes you re-think about everything (from God down to the cats - dejavu!!) around us. What if they were true all along? Plus add the fact that this film version makes full use of DVD features. Totally awesome effects - both in visual and audio. The ''rooftop scene'' was the best ... DODGE THIS !!!
I would just like to say I loved this movie based soley on the fact of Canoe's beautiful hair-cut. It inspired me to go out and get the identical cut for myself. He is my hero and everything that I strive to be. -Sean M. Daly
Special effects A+, fighting sequences A+, storyline B, needed some revisions (why doesn't someone just make GOOD a movie out of Snow Crash or a Gibson book?). The only thing that will make this series a classic is if it has a bad ending.
This movie is so fabulous, that i named my screen name after the movie.Amazing visuals!
The things I was enthusiastic about as a teenager now embarrass me, and the Matrix could one of the things current enthusiasts repent once their critical faculties are fully operational. Of course the movie is professionally-paced, and has gorgeous sights to behold. But the acting is thick, Keanu doesn't seem to be having any fun in his de rigeur shades and leather fighting ensembles. (Is this a fashion trend: long leather coats for martial arts?) As for the premise: it's ancient. Kurt Vonnegut had his Sci Fi hack Kilgore Trout writing Now It Can Be Told before the Matrix party was even born.
This movie is SO good! I cant wait until the sequels come out! Its going to ROCK!!! If you havent seen this movie, SEE IT!!!! It is GREAT!
The unique action scenes are never seen before, which usually have been filmed at a fixed camera angle. Matrix allows us to see it around 360 degree surround. The idea and tech is introduced at behind the scenes of the video movie.Enjoy comparing the similar helicopter action with t-2 to find the their difference.
Well, I think its one of the best movies to own on DVD. Actually I dont know much about DVDs becuase that is the only movie my family owns on DVD. I have only watched about 5 movies on DVD. But its just a great movie with all the special effects.
This movie is what digital television and surround sound was made for.