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De Niro and The Matrix DVDs on the way from Warner

Warner have announced two Robert De Niro starring titles for release on May 13th...

The Mission: Special Edition - $26.95 RRP

  • Newly remastered 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • Audio commentary by director Roland Joffe
  • Brand-new "The Making Of The Mission" 60-minute documentary
  • Filmographies
  • Awards list
  • Theatrical trailer
This Boy's Life - $19.95 RRP

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
  • English DD2.0 Surround Audio
  • Trailer
Also due from Warner is another The Matrix DVD and the enticing allure of The Animatrix that features nine animated shorts conceived by the Wachowski brothers, yet directed by six others including several renowned anime directors. The full list of directors and films are can be found in the specs below...

The Animatrix - June 3rd - $24.98 RRP

The full DVD details are not yet known though extra features are a dead cert, so for now we have the episode list and the suggestion that you take a visit to the official Matrix website where they will begin making these episodes available for download from February 4th!

Final Flight of the Osiris
Written by: Andy and Larry Wachowski
Directed by: Andy Jones
Animation & Production Design by: Square USA

The Second Renaissance Parts 1 & 2
Written by: Andy and Larry Wachowski
Directed by: Mahiro Maeda
Animation & Production Design by: Studio 4?C, Tokyo

Kid's Story
Written by: Andy and Larry Wachowski
Directed by: Shinichiro Watanabe
Animation & Production Design by: Studio 4?C, Tokyo

Program
Written and Directed by: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Animation & Production Design by: Madhouse Studios, Tokyo

World Record
Written By: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Directed by: Takeshi Koike
Animation & Production Design by: Madhouse Studios, Tokyo

Beyond
Written and Directed by: Koji Morimoto
Animation & Production Design by: Studio 4?C, Tokyo

Detective Story
Written and Directed by: Shinichiro Watanabe
Animation & Production Design by: Studio 4?C, Tokyo

Matriculated
Written and Directed by: Peter Chung
Animation & Production Design by: DNA, Seoul

The Matrix - April 29th - $27.95 RRP

This 2-disc set is essentially a 'foil wrapped' repackaging of the readily available single disc release with the more recently released The Matrix Revisted disc. The latter will be padded out with a few more bonus features concentrating mostly on the sequels arriving this year. The full features list is as follows, with the new additions in bold...

Disc One

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, visual effects supervisor John Gaeta, and editor Zach Staenberg
  • Isolated score track with commentary by Don Davis
  • Making the Matrix documentary
  • Follow the White Rabbit branching featurettes
  • Take the Red Pill effects documentaries
  • What Is Bullet Time? anatomy of Bullet Time
  • What Is the Concept? music montage that shows the progression from concept to final effect
Disc Two
  • The Matrix Revisited
  • Six behind-the-scenes featurettes about The Matrix.
  • The Art Revisited: multiple still galleries.
  • The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance Parts 1 and 2
  • Preload: On the Set of Reloaded
  • What Is the Game videogame teaser
  • Marilyn Manson "Rock is Dead" music video
  • The Matrix: Reloaded music sampler
  • The Animatrix trailer
  • Theatrical trailers and teasers
  • TV Spots
  • TheMatrix.com website preview
DVD ROM

  • Interactive screenplay with storyboards, clips, and more
  • Are You the One? game
  • From Strip to Screen essay
  • Everybody Loves Kung-Fu Fighting! martial-arts movie featurette
  • A sci-fi film retrospective, and more
  • Website link




Sources: DavisDVD.com and DVD.ign.com

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