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Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
Take a pinch of The Terminator, a dash of William Gibson's computer cowboy sensibility, add a healthy dollop of Hong Kong action cinema and the result is The Matrix, the most inventive science fiction flick to light up a movie screen in recent years. Morpheus Laurence Fishburne, a super-cool, philosophy-spouting rebel with psychic abilities, and his latex-sheathed female sidekick, Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss, turn disaffected ...
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Special Features

Written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers; Commentaries by:; -Philosophers: Dr. Cornel and Ken Wilber; -Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson; -Cast/crew: Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta for the Matrix; -Compoeser: Don Davis with music-only track for the Matrix; Feature-length documentary The Matrix Revisited; Behind the Matrix documentary gallery: 83 featurettes with the MTV Movie Awards Reloaded and 3-D Evolutions stills gallery; The Music Revisited: 41 audio track selection of nearly 3 hours of music; Music videos: Marilyn Manson's Rock Is Dead and P.O.D.'s Sleeping Awake; Enter the Matrix: The Game documentary; Enter the Matrix: View 23 live-action scenes shot for the video game that plug into the Action of The Matrix Reloaded; 4 director commentaries and 8 documentaries on The Animatrix, including Scrolls to Screen: The Histoey and Culture of Animé; The Burly Man Chronicles: Probe the society of actors, craftspeople and filmmakers who shapewd the movie trilogy and Enter the Matrix console game in 21 featurettes and a feature-length documentary; The Roots of the Matrix: Historical, philosophical and technical inspirations are explored in insightful documentaries; The Zion Archive: Production assets developed for The Matrix Universe, including concept art, storyboards, drawings, music videos, music rave reel and The Matrix Online; Theatrical trailers and TV Spots
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
Take a pinch of The Terminator, a dash of William Gibson's computer cowboy sensibility, add a healthy dollop of Hong Kong action cinema and the result is The Matrix, the most inventive science fiction flick to light up a movie screen in recent years. Morpheus Laurence Fishburne, a super-cool, philosophy-spouting rebel with psychic abilities, and his latex-sheathed female sidekick, Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss, turn disaffected computer wiz Neo Keanu Reeves into a kung fu-fighting warrior who goes head to head against the forces of evil deep in cyberspace. Even if some viewers get lost in the twisting storyline, the dazzling special effects and mind-blowing sets will keep most of them on the very edge of their seats.
Barnes & Noble - R.J. Wafer
Take a trip back into The Matrix with this no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes look at the modern classic that, like Star Wars before it, redefined the sci-fi/action genre for all time. From the grueling physical training of stunt-performing stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss to the revelatory footage, fans will find themselves even more deeply ensnared within The Matrix. In new interviews, directors Larry and Andy Wachowski, producer Joel Silver, and master choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon offer more details on the film's origins and the development of its Oscar-winning special effects. And just when you thought it was over, the real gem comes: A special sneak peek at the top-secret sets of the upcoming sequels, plus a first look at the upcoming Matrix television anime project.
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Andy and Larry Wachowski's mind-bending science fiction noir gets animated in The Animatrix, a collection of nine Matrix-related anime shorts. Released in anticipation of the live-action sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, none of these self-contained stories are mere cartoons. Some of the finest animation talents from both the U.S. and Japan display their talents here, making for a distinct variety of visual styles. Still, expect the same thrilling excitement we've come to associate with the Matrix franchise -- and from anime in general. The nine films are as follows:
  • "Final Flight of the Osiris" -- In this 3-D computer-animated piece, the crew of the hovercraft Osiris must get a message of vital importance back to Zion. That would seem easy to do, but there's an armada of Sentinels standing in the way. Andy Jones, an animation director on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within directs the Wachowski brothers' script.
  • "The Second Renaissance" Parts I and II -- The genesis of the Matrix: The last cities of mankind, the war with the machines, and humanity's ultimate downfall. It's an epic guided tour of the Zion archives and Matrix lore. Blue Submarine No. 6's Mahiro Maeda directs another Wachowski script.
  • "Kid's Story" -- Sitting in his high school classroom, a kid gets a personalized invitation from Neo to escape the Matrix. But finding an exit proves more difficult than he ever imagined. Shinichiro Watanabe Cowboy Bebop directs the Wachowskis' final script of the series.
  • "Program" -- In the simulated world of a samurai training program, a soldier of Zion is forced to choose between love and her comrades in the real world. Written and directed by Ninja Scroll's Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • "World Record" -- Through an incredible combination of will power and physical strength, a world record-holding sprinter breaks out of the Matrix and gets an all-too-brief glimpse of the real world beyond. Takeshi Koike Party 7 directs a script by Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • "Beyond" -- In a quiet town where all is not as it seems, a girl finds a bug in the system: an abandoned mansion in which anything seems possible. Then the exterminators arrive to "de-bug." Written and directed by Koji Morimoto Akira.
  • "A Detective Story" -- A hard-boiled private investigator tracks cyber-criminal Trinity through the "looking glass." Written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.
  • "Matriculated" -- A group of rebels capture a sentient robot and program it to act as an ally for their cause and prefer their "human Matrix" to machine reality. They succeed too well; the robot's appetite for the "human Matrix" may exceed the humans' ability to supply it. Written and directed by Peter Chung Aeon Flux.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Keanu Reeves is back as Neo, the erstwhile hacker and reluctant messiah, in this visually stunning sequel from the imaginative writing-producing-directing siblings Andy and Larry Wachowski. Once again, we are transported to the ersatz reality of the future, created and sustained by computers under the direction of a malevolent entity. In this second installment of the trilogy, the hidden city of Zion, home to all humans freed from the tyranny of the Matrix, is threatened by an army of probes a quarter million strong. Neo, working with his mentor, Morpheus Laurence Fishburne, has just 72 hours to stave off the attack, and he's handicapped by the mental torture resulting from a recurring dream in which his beloved Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss meets a horrible death at the hands of the enemy. Having redefined sci-fi action with the first Matrix, the Wachowski brothers labor mightily to top themselves with several bravura sequences, including a vertigo-inducing scene in which Neo battles an army of dark-suited, sunglasses-wearing villains cloned from his nemesis, Agent Smith played with wry insouciance by Hugo Weaving. But The Matrix Reloaded isn't just a collection of action scenes: The Wachowskis delve deeper into their mythology, making the film considerably more challenging to absorb. Reeves is, once again, properly enigmatic as Neo, while Moss gets an opportunity to exhibit the smoldering passion bubbling beneath Trinty's surface. Monica Bellucci lends able support as, you guessed it, a temptress. Other welcome additions include Jada Pinkett Smith as a swift-kicking former lover of Morpheus's and Anthony Zerbe as a wise patriarch of Zion. The tremendous cult of Matrix fans has been more than satisfied by this visually sumptuous, intellectually stimulating sequel. Movie lovers eager for a few hours of eye-popping pyrotechnics won't be disappointed, either.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The final installment in the Matrix trilogy brings the saga to a rousing conclusion, pitting the remnants of humanity against the mechanical minions of the Merovingian in all-out war. Sibling directors Andy and Larry Wachowski, whose previous entries in the series helped redefine action-oriented sci-fi movies, throw everything but the proverbial kitchen sink into this eye-popping sequel. As in the previous Matrix movies, the seemingly incongruous blending of sophisticated special-effects sequences with the screenplay's elliptical mysticism makes for a uniquely entertaining hybrid. All along we have been told that reluctant hero Neo Keanu Reeves is "The One," humanity's chosen savior, and he gets to prove it repeatedly. The climactic clash with his indefatigable adversary, Agent Smith Hugo Weaving looks like a live-action version of a comic-book battle, and it's one the film's many highlights. Also back again to fulfill their destinies are Morpheus Laurence Fishburne and Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss, who've been with Neo from the beginning of his struggles within the Matrix. Occasionally it appears as though the Wachowskis' reach has exceeded their grasp: some of the supporting characters are insufficiently developed, and the presence of Italian sex siren Monica Bellucci amounts to barely a cameo. But Revolutions never stints on the action, which includes extensive battle sequences that rate among the best ever attempted. As the grand finale of an epic trilogy, the movie may not have the most rewarding ending, but the exciting impact of The Matrix -- both on movies and pop culture in general -- remains undeniable.

Andy and Larry Wachowski's mind-bending science fiction noir gets animated in The Animatrix, a collection of nine Matrix-related anime shorts. Released in anticipation of the live-action sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, none of these self-contained stories are mere cartoons. Some of the finest animation talents from both the U.S. and Japan display their talents here, making for a distinct variety of visual styles. Still, expect the same thrilling excitement we've come to associate with the Matrix franchise -- and from anime in general. The nine films are as follows:
  • "Final Flight of the Osiris" -- In this 3-D computer-animated piece, the crew of the hovercraft Osiris must get a message of vital importance back to Zion. That would seem easy to do, but there's an armada of Sentinels standing in the way. Andy Jones, an animation director on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within directs the Wachowski brothers' script.
  • "The Second Renaissance" Parts I and II -- The genesis of the Matrix: The last cities of mankind, the war with the machines, and humanity's ultimate downfall. It's an epic guided tour of the Zion archives and Matrix lore. Blue Submarine No. 6's Mahiro Maeda directs another Wachowski script.
  • "Kid's Story" -- Sitting in his high school classroom, a kid gets a personalized invitation from Neo to escape the Matrix. But finding an exit proves more difficult than he ever imagined. Shinichiro Watanabe Cowboy Bebop directs the Wachowskis' final script of the series.
  • "Program" -- In the simulated world of a samurai training program, a soldier of Zion is forced to choose between love and her comrades in the real world. Written and directed by Ninja Scroll's Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • "World Record" -- Through an incredible combination of will power and physical strength, a world record-holding sprinter breaks out of the Matrix and gets an all-too-brief glimpse of the real world beyond. Takeshi Koike Party 7 directs a script by Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
  • "Beyond" -- In a quiet town where all is not as it seems, a girl finds a bug in the system: an abandoned mansion in which anything seems possible. Then the exterminators arrive to "de-bug." Written and directed by Koji Morimoto Akira.
  • "A Detective Story" -- A hard-boiled private investigator tracks cyber-criminal Trinity through the "looking glass." Written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.
  • "Matriculated" -- A group of rebels capture a sentient robot and program it to act as an ally for their cause and prefer their "human Matrix" to machine reality. They succeed too well; the robot's appetite for the "human Matrix" may exceed the humans' ability to supply it. Written and directed by Peter Chung Aeon Flux.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • UPC: 085391167921
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Mixed Media Set
  • Time: 8:25:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 20,975

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Neo
Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity
Laurence Fishburne Morpheus
Hugo Weaving Agent Smith
Technical Credits
Andy Wachowski Director
Larry Wachowski Director
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Matrix (Blu-Ray)
Disc #2 -- Matrix Reloaded (Blu-Ray)
Disc #3 -- The Matrix Revolutions (Blu-Ray)
Disc #4 -- The Animatrix (Blu-Ray)
Disc #5, Side A -- The Matrix Experience, Pt. 1: Standard Version
   The Burly Man Chronicles
   Follow the White Rabbit
      Pre-Production
         Play All
         Steve Skroce
         Geof Darrow
         George Hull
         Pre-Production
         Kyn Barrett
         Owen Patterson
         Rock On: Rock Galotti
      Alameda Shoot
         Play
         Ringmaster
         Ronumentary
         A Day in the Life of Agent Johnson
         Anthony Zerbe
      Australia Shoot
         Play All
         Tribute
         Roy Jones
         Mary Alice
         Dessert of the Real
         Peter Robb King
         Upgrades
         Ian Bliss
         Publicity Shoot
         A Day in the Life of Dr. Cornel West
         The End
   Web Links
   Languages
      Languages: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #5, Side B -- The Matrix Experience, Pt. 2: Standard Version
   Return to Source: Philosophy & The Martrix
   The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction
   Web Links
Disc #6 -- The Matrix Experience, Pt. 3: Standard Version
   The Zion Archive
      Storyboards
         Architect Intro
         Chateau Melee
         City Chase
         Code Orgasm
         Code Vision
         Flaming Tsunami
         Industrial Smiths
         Neb Reveal
         Power Outage
         Sentinel Reveal
         Tower Vision
         Trinity Assault
         Trinity Falls
         Trinity Saved
         Upgrade Fight
         Vigilant Destruction
         Virtual Control
         Deus Ex Machina
         Hel Coat Check
         Lock Seals Dock
         Logos Final Fall
         Logos Finds Path
         Machines End Siege
         Neo Vision Quest
         Super Burly Brawl
         Zion Under Siege
         Bug Extraction
         Construct Kungfu
         Elevator Shaft
         Spoon Boy
      Characters
         Ghost
         Hamman
         Hel Nightclub Patrons
         Keymaker
         Kid
         Link
         Lock
         Merovingian
         Military
         Morpheus
         Neo
         Niobe
         Oracle
         Persephone
         Seraph
         Smith
         Trinity
         Twins
      Ships
         Avatar
         Brahma
         Ganesha
         Gnosis
         Icharus
         Logos
         Mjolnir
         Nebuchadnezzar
         Novalis
         Osiris
         Shiva
         Vigilant
         Vishnu
      Machines
         APU
         Armada
         Deus Ex-Machina
         Digger
         Docbot
         Garbage Truck
         Harvester
         Machine City Bugs
         Sentinels
         The Keep
         Tow Bomb
      Sets
         Abandoned Apartment
         Architech's Office
         Chinatown
         Chinatown Teahouse
         Freeway
         Hel Night Club
         Hel Coat Check
         Industrial Hallway
         Industrial Loft
         Logos Cockpit
         Logos Engineering
         Machine City Tower
         Mobil Avenue
         Mjolnir Bedroom
         Mjolnir Cockpit
         Mjolnir Infirmary
         Mjolnir Main Deck
         Mjolnir Gunnery
         Merovingian Basement Keymaker
         Merovingian Garage
         Merovingian Library
         Merovingian Lower Hall
         Neb Cockpit
         Neb Main Deck
         Neb Mess Hall
         Neb Neo's Room
         Power Station
         Rerouting Facility
         Stock Exchange
         Sub Metro Access
         Sub Metro
         Sub Station One
         Sub Station Two
         Tenement Park
         Trinity's Room
         Vigilant Cockpit
         Vigilant Main Deck
         Virtual Control
         Zion Command Center
         Zion Council Chamber
         Zion Dock Area
         Zion Dock Bunker
         Zion Dock Destruction
         Zion Defense Duct
         Zion Engineering Level
         Zion Gate Control
         Zion Gate Three
         Zion Hamman's Office
         Zion Link's Home
         Zion Lock's Office
         Zion Map
   The Media of The Martrix
      The Matrix
         Trailers
            Teaser Trailer
            Theatrical Trailer
         TV Spots
            Play All
            Manson
            Reality
            Forget Everything
            Mystery
            Buckle Up
            The Answer
            Kung Fu
            Whoa
         Music Video
      The Matrix Reloaded
         Trailers
            Teaser Trailer
            Theatrical Trailer
         TV Spots
            Play All
            Yes
            Jack In
            Nice Trick
            Story
            No Escape
            I'm In
            Prophecy
            Neo
         Music Video
      The Matrix Revolutions
         Theatrical Trailer
         TV Spots
            Play All
            Give Anything
            Help
            Power
            Future
            Believe
            Control
   Rave Reel
   The Matrix Online Preview
   Languages
      Languages: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Web Links
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

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    amazing from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Straight out of the Bible

    When I first seen the original matrix I thought it was beyond awsome. The action sequences went where no movie had ever gone before. The story was pretty cool, the special effects not the greatest but good. The acting very mediocre and thats my only complain. Now I also notice that Neo the One is basically Jesus Christ he dies and ressurects and beats the bad guy. However what made me fully realize that it was out of the bible were the second two movies. The end of the world situation the one fighting for the people. The one trapped in between both worlds. Hello ring any bells devil lives between heaven earth. The name zion which was a city in the bible as well. The anti christ agent smith, all the names of the characters are biblical greek names. Neo freeing zion from destruction jesus dying for the people. The dream world beign the fact that Earth is a dream world since one day God will come back for his people. The movies were still good not so much the second two.The first was the best but the second ones were kind of lame in the story part.But besides that they were good and a great trilogy to own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the matrix rules!!!!!!

    if you like action you will love these movies. the matrix trilogy is one of the best movies i have ever seen. i loved everything about all the movies. if you have not seen these movies you should.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME!

    Ten discs, are you serious? I bought this about a week ago, its amazing. Animatrix is great. I cant wait to watch the 35 HOURS OF EXTRAS! BUY THIS.

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