The Ultimate Matrix Collection – Blu-Ray Edition

The Matrix
Directors: Andy and Larry Wachowski

Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves – The Lake House, The Replacements) is an ordinary guy who hacks into computers for a living. He meets a man named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne – Mission: Impossible III, Mystic River) who shows him that the world he is living in is make-believe. Hesitant at first, he then is shown proof by Morpheus. They meet up with a woman named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss – Memento, Chocolat), who is also aware of what is going on.

The androids who have taken over the world have created this perfect false world in order to keep the human race pacified. Neo, Trinity and Morpheus have got to try to lead the humans to freedom and the androids are not going to let them…without a fight anyways.

Matrix Reloaded
Directors: Andy and Larry Wachowski

Our protagonist the all powerful Neo (Keanu Reeves) reprises his role; stopping bullets by merely lifting his hand and flying faster than even Superman. Neo is teamed up once again with Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to save the last human city (Zion) from enemy machines. In their quest for survival, the trio is aided by Lock (Harry J. Lennix) and Niobe (Jada Pinkett-Smith).

From beginning to end, the audience is treated to mind-blowing imageries, special effects and impressive kung-fu fighting scenes. The much talked about 14 minute car chase scene is quite exciting and will keep you glued to the screen. Aside from all the varied-motion action sequences a subtle spiritual query about life prevails throughout the film.

Fittingly, this sequel ends with a cliffhanger, leaving viewers clamoring for more. Please, remain calm; the final segment of the trilogy, "The Matrix Revolutions" should answer all your questions.

The Matrix Revolutions
Directors: Andy and Larry Wachowski

In 1999, it was a chrome-domed Laurence Fishburne who informed a stone-faced Keanu Reeves (along with millions of awe-inspired moviegoers) about precisely what The Matrix was. Four years, o­ne sequel and countless commercial tie-ins later, the (literally) one and only Neo and his gang of rebel-rousers are locked and loaded for the final installment in an epic journey.

While Revolutions is unlikely to be ranked higher than its predecessors by sci-fi aficionados, the enigmatic Wachowski brothers' lethal amalgamation of philosophical meandering and mind boggling visuals are guaranteed to have your theatre screen bursting at its seams. Forget Terminator 3, Revolutions contains the ultimate 'rise of the machines' which has our beloved futuristic freedom fighters kicking some major robot ass in the city of Zion.

The Oracle informs Neo that the forecast for the real-world is bleak and how it will take much more than fire-power to rid the earth of Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) and his clone posse. However, our hero has love (Carrie-Anne Moss's Trinity) on his mind and adrenaline rushing through his body and is determined to stop at nothing–even death–in order to prevent those evil-doers from destroying reality.

More of an event than a motion picture, Revolutions features visual sequences which will have you wiping drool from your chin, though not even the gravity defying face-off of good versus evil can spark the same excitement in film buffs that the original's "bullet time" elicited. All the same, this threequel is a somewhat fitting conclusion which attempts to neatly tie together all of the series' loose ends. Far less meaty than number one and a lot less baffling than number two, Revolutions is simply one of those movies that you must see. So pop the red pill and get ready for a two hour, slightly less than grand finale.

The Animatrix

Nine stories are presented in Japanese-style anime

The Matrix Experience (2-Discs)

– The Burly Man Chronicles
– Follow the White Rabbit
– Return to Source: Philosophy & The Matrix/The Hard Problem
– The Zion Archive
– The Media of The Matrix
– Rave Reel
– The Matrix Online

Special Features:
-In-Movie Experience
– Written Introduction by the Wachowki Brothers
– Philosophers: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur
– Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
– Composer: Don Davis with Music-Only Track
– The Matrix Revisited
– Behind the Matrix, Take The Red Pill, Follow the White Rabbit
– The Music Revisited
– Marilyn Manson's Rock Is Dead music video
-Theatrical trailer
-TV spots
– Behind the Matrix Documentary Gallery
-Enter the Matrix: The Game Documentary
– Car Chase Documentary Gallery
– Teahouse Fight Documentary Gallery
– Unplugged Documentary Gallery
– I'll Handle Them Documentary Gallery
– The Exiles Documentary Gallery
– P.O.D. Sleeping Awake music video
– Making-of Featurettes on Each Film
– Genre Chronicle Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime
– Biographical Profiles of the Directors and Animation Producers

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