The Ultimate Matrix Collection Arrives on HD DVD, Video Clips

No matter how you feel about “The Matrix” series (too long, too pointless, too much talking, Keanu Reeves as a kung fu master), you gotta admit that it blew away anything and everything that had come before it when it hit theaters in 1999. And yeah, “Reloaded and “Revolutions” didn’t live up to the hype, but they were still pretty decent. Yesterday, Warner Brothers released the entire “Matrix” trilogy, plus the animated “Animatrix”, in a High-Definition DVD Boxset, The Ultimate Matrix Collection. Special DVD features below.

First of all, Yahoo! Movies has got some HD clips for you over at their site here. Imagine seeing that on your HD widescreen LCD. Yeeeeeeeeeeees.

You can grab your copy of the Ultimate Matrix Collection at Amazon.com here.

In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is “farmed” to fuel the Matrix’s campaign of domination in the “real” world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie Ann Moss) in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.

Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Laurence Fishburn, and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.

So what do you get with The Ultimate Matrix Collection? Read’em and drool:

* 1080p

* Disc 1: The Matrix (1999)
* Side 1
* In-Movie Experience
* Written introduction by The Wachowski brothers
* Philosophers’ commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
* Critics’ commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
* Cast and crew commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta
* Composer commentary by Don Davis with music-only track
* Behind The Matrix: Making The Matrix, The Dance of the Master: Yuen Wo Ping’s Blocking Tapes, The Bathroom Fight and Wet Wall, The Code of the Red Dress, The Old Exit: Wabash and Lake, Agent Down, But Wait- There’s More
* The Music Revisited
* Marilyn Manson Music Video Rock is Dead
* The Matrix Teaser, trailer, and TV spots: Manson, Reality, Forget Everything, Mystery, Buckle Up, The Answer, Kung Fu, Whoa
* Side 2
* The Matrix Revisited
* Take the Red Pill: What is Bullet Time? What is the Concept?
* Follow the White Rabbit: Trinity Escapes, Pod, Kung Fu, The Wall, Bathroom Fight, Government Lobby, Government Roof, Helicopter, Subway

* Disc 2: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
* Side 1
* In-Movie Experience
* Written introduction by The Wachowski brothers
* Philosophers’ commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
* Critics’ commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
* Behind The Matrix: The Matrix Unfolds, Pre-Load, Get Me an Exit, The MTV Movie Awards Reloaded
* Enter the Matrix: The Game
* Enter the Matrix (contains 23 scenes from the video game)
* P.O.D. music video Sleeping Awake
* Reloaded/Revolutions Teaser
* The Matrix Reloaded trailer and TV spots: Yes, Jack In, Nice Trick, Story, No Escape, I’m In, Prophecy, Neo
* Side 2
* Car Chase: The Freeway Chase, Oakland Streets and Freeway: Unseen Material, Tour of the Merovingian’s Garage, Queen of the Road, Arteries of the Mega-City: The Visual Effects of the Freeway Chase, Foresight: Pre-planning the Mayhem, Freeway Truck Crash: Anatomy of a Shot, Fate of the Freeway, Freeway Action Match
* Teahouse Fight: Two Equals Clash, Guardian of the Oracle: Collin Chou
* Unplugged: Creating the Burly Brawl, A Conversation with Master Wo Ping, Chad Stahelski: The Other Neo, Burly Brawl Action Match, Spiraling Virtual Shot: Anatomy of a Shot
* I’ll Handle Them: The Great Hall, Building the Merovingian’s Lair, Tiger Style: A Day in the Life of Chen Hu, Heavy Metal: Weapons of the Great Hall
* The Exiles: The Exiles, Big Brother is Watching: The Architect’s Office

* Disc 3: The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
* Side 1
* In-Movie Experience
* Written introduction by The Wachowski brothers
* Philosophers’ commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
* Critics’ commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
* Behind The Matrix: Revolutions Recalibrated, Neo Realism: The Evolution of Bullet Time, CG Revolution, Super Big Mini Models, Super Burly Brawl, Double Agent Smith, Mind Over Matter: The Physicality of The Matrix, Future Gamer: The Matrix Online
* The Matrix Revolutions trailer and TV spots: Give Anything, Help, Power, Future, Believe, Control
* Side 2
* Behind The Matrix: Before the Revolution, 3-D Evolution
* Crew: Owen’s Army: The Australian Art Dept., 2nd Unit: A World of Their Own, Bill Pope: Cinematographer of The Matrix, Masters of Light and Shadow
* Hel: Coat Check, Upsidedown Under, Fast Break, Exploding Man, Gun Club, The Extras of Club Hel
* Super Burly Brawl: The Skybarn, The Crater, The Egg, Anatomy of the Superpunch, Super Burly Brawl
* New Blue World: Geography of Zion, The Ships, Tour of the Neb, Matrix TV, Logos Fight Expansion
* Siege: Dig This, The Siege Action Match, Anatomy of a Shot: Mifune’s Last Stand, Building an APU, Product of Zion
* Aftermath: Revolutionary Composition, The Glue, Dane Tracks, Cause and Effects

* Disc 4: The Animatrix & The Roots of the Matrix
* Side 1
* Voices: The Second Renaissance Part I Commentary by Mahiro Maeda, The Second Renaissance Part II Commentary by Mahiro Maeda, Program Commentary by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, World Record Commentary by Takeshi Koike
* Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime
* Execution: Making Final Flight of the Osiris, Making The Second Renaissance Parts I & II, Making Kid’s Story & A Detective Story, Making Program, Making World Record, Making Beyond, Making Matriculated
* Side 2
* Return to Source: Philosophy and The Matrix (A.K.A. Brainiac’s Revenge)
* The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction

* Disc 5: Burly Man Chronicles and The Zion Archive
* Side 1
* The Burly Man Chronicles
* Pre-Production
* Alameda Shoot
* Australia Shoot
* Side 2
* The Zion Archive � Photo galleries
* The Rave Reel
* The Matrix Online
* 2 music videos, theatrical trailers, and TV spots



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