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The Ultimate Matrix Collection (R2) in December

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Ultimate Matrix Collection for 6th December 2004. A spectacular ten-disc DVD set; The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five entirely new DVDs packed solid with brand-new special features that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix videogame footage, over 100 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more!

Debuting December 6, 2004 from WHV and Village Roadshow Pictures, The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be priced to own at £59.99 RRP.

In addition, WHV will also present a special The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition which features the spectacular 10 extras-loaded DVD set, plus a limited-edition Neo mini-bust figurine and an 80-page Collector's Book. This exclusive edition will be priced at £79.99 RRP.

DVD ELEMENTS

Plug in for the ride of your life with The Ultimate Matrix Collection ten-disc DVD release that includes the following comprehensive mind-freeing elements:

Note from the editor: Extra features are identical to the R1 set, with only running times and included audio/subtitle languages differing.

DISC ONE – The Matrix
The Academy Award®-winning original movie in a new digital transfer supervised by the Wachowski Brothers and Director of Photography Bill Pope
  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
    • The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
    • The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Basics - Running Time: 131 mins, Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; Widescreen Format
DISC TWO – The Matrix Revisited
Peel back a new layer of reality with a mind-expanding look at The Matrix from conception to phenomenon. Go behind The Matrix, take the Red Pill and follow the White Rabbit with 17 making-of featurettes, including:
  • What is Bullet Time?
  • What is the Concept?
  • The Music Revisited – 41-Track audio-only selection of nearly three hours of music
  • Basics - Running Time: 123 mins, Full Screen Format
DISC THREE – The Matrix Reloaded
The powerful second chapter of the groundbreaking film trilogy
  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
    • The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
    • The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Basics - Running Time: 133 mins, Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format
DISC FOUR – The Matrix Reloaded Revisited
Go to the middle movie’s furthest reaches via five documentary paths revealing 21 featurettes. Plus 23 extra scenes shot for the Enter the Matrix consol videogame
  • Basics - Running Time: 169 mins, Full Screen Format
DISC FIVE – The Matrix Revolutions
The epic war between man and machines reaches an explosive conclusion with the action-packed final chapter in The Matrix Trilogy:
  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
    • The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
    • The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Basics - Running Time: 124 mins, Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format
DISC SIX – The Matrix Revolutions Revisited
The cataclysmic final confrontation chronicled through six documentary pods revealing 28 featurettes.
  • Basics - Running Time: 181 mins, Full Screen Format
DISC SEVEN – The Animatrix
A visionary fusion of CG-animation and Japanese anime with nine short films exploring the world of The Matrix including Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance Part I, The Second Renaissance Part II, Kid’s Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated
  • Four Audio Commentaries on The Second Renaissance Parts I and II, Program and World Record
  • Making-of documentaries on each film, profiling the evolution of each one’s unique style through design and animatics
  • Biographical profiles of the directors and animation producers
  • Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime – explores the phenomenon of this exploding worldwide art form through glimpses of the genre’s greatest achievements and the observations of creators, historians and other leaders in the field
  • Basics - Running Time: 151 mins, Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format
DISC EIGHT – The Roots of the Matrix
Probe the philosophical and technological inspirations of The Matrix Trilogy through two insightful documentaries:
  • Return to Source: Philosophy & The Matrix documentary – Scholars, philosophers and theorists deconstruct the intellectual underpinnings of the trilogy
  • The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction documentary – Is the notion of a real Matrix plausible? An investigation of the technologies that inspire the metaphor of the Matrix.
  • Basics - Running Time: 182 mins, Widescreen Format
DISC NINE – The Burly Man Chronicles
Profiles the “society” of craftspeople, actors and filmmakers who shaped the movie trilogy and the Enter the Matrix consol game in a full-length documentary. Follow the White Rabbit to 21 additional featurettes.
  • Basics - Running Time: 169 mins, Full screen Format
DISC TEN – The Zion Archive
Showcases production assets developed for the universe of The Matrix, including concept artwork, storyboards, drawings, music videos, TV spots and trailers, plus a special preview of The Matrix Online, a new multi-player online gaming experience.
  • Basics - Running Time: 43 mins, Full Screen Format
Below is a look at these sets...




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