The Matrix/Matrix Reloaded/Matrix Revolutions

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The Complete Matrix Trilogy features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time in mind-blowing high definition, with a newly re-mastered picture and sound for The Matrix.

Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Laurence Fishburne
Rental Formats:
Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Matrix - Blu-ray ages_15_and_over
  • Matrix Reloaded - Blu-ray ages_15_and_over
  • Matrix Revolutions - Blu-ray ages_15_and_over
Runtime 7 hours 37 minutes
Starring Joe Pantoliano, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving
Director Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 24 November 2008
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

246 of 258 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Blu on 30 Dec. 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A word about the Blu-Ray quality first. There are some very strange rumours on these pages such as saying that these films are just upscaled DVDs. I don't know where people get these ideas from, but it is simply not true. For a 10 year old film "The Matrix" is very close to the top of the Blu-Ray tree. The close-ups, particularly of Neo and Morpheus, are stunning reference level examples of depth and plasticity. I watched this projected c. 3m wide, and just gawped at the detail in Fishburne's pock-marked face: it was more like having a giant statue of his head on the wall than looking at a flat TV-like image.

What some people are looking at and not liking is probably either (a) the occasional use of green colour filtration which is a clever cinematic trick conveying the irreality of The Matrix or (b) the crushed blacks which are a stylistic choice by the film's makers. Yes, the black levels on "The Spirit" make a mockery of these, but that's the look they've gone with. It is also true that not all scenes have reference level sharpness and HD image quality. But very few films 'pop' constantly as it gets boring, and with the aesthetic choices made the film has a very good share of stupendous image quality

Audio quality is very good (5.1 True HD) with dialogue and effects well balanced, although some late scenes are significantly louder than earlier ones (and I mean comparing action scenes with action scenes); again, a directorial choice no doubt.

In "The Matrix Reloaded" the picture quality is maybe slightly better, the audio a touch more forceful (although the actual music is not as good as in "The Matrix". For me, "Revolutions" is on the same BD level as Part II.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Directed by: The Wachowskis.
Produced by: Joel Silver.
Written by: The Wachowskis.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving.
Release dates 1999 - 2003.
Budget $363 million (trilogy combined).
Box office $1,632,989,142 (trilogy combined).

Blu ray.
Region: All Regions.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
Number of discs: 3.
Rated 15.

English: Dolby True HD ,Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: 5.1,
French: 5.1
German 5.1
Italian 5.1
Latin Spanish: 2.0
Brazilian Portuguese: 2.0

Subtitles:
English, Brzilian Portuguese, Dutch, french ,Italian & Latin Spanish

Trivia.
1)Both Chow Yun Fat & Russell Crowe turned down the role of Morpheus.
2)Ewan McGregor turned down the role of Neo, as he was filming Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999).
3)David Duchovny turned down the role of Neo in order to star in X Files: Fight the Future (1998).
4)Will Smith was approached to play Neo, but turned down the offer in order to star in Wild Wild West (1999).
5)Nicolas Cage turned down the part of Neo because of family commitments, Other actors considered for the role included Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio.
6)The climactic subway fight scene between Neo and Agent Smith went ten days over schedule.
7)Neo is often referred to as the "One", which is an anagram of "Neo".
8)The fight sequence of Neo versus Smith and his clones (a.k.a. The Burly Brawl) in Matrix Reloaded took 27 days to shoot.
9)Sean Connery was originally picked to play The Architect in Matrix Reloaded, but turned it down because he couldn't understand the concept of the movie.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Aeneas on 18 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
I know of friends who only saw the first Matrix movie and that is a shame, as all three parts of the trilogy belong together as the journey of Neo and the change that happens to him along the way. It is a fantastic job that has been done in keeping the quality at the top without descending into making B-grade follow up movies as is often the case with sequels.

It is a movie that can be seen on many levels. Some will see it just as a great action movie which it is, but there is so much more to this film. It is a fantastic depiction of the journey of the spiritual seeker and the difficulties that he encounters within himself as he starts pushing against the prisons of his own mind and the multitude of programs that operates and which keep us small.

It also neatly depicts the way humans are kept as 'food for the moon' in Gurdjieff's words or simply food for ultra terrestrials. In the film this is depicted as humans, being little less than cultivated biological batteries for the machines.

All three parts are worth watching more than once, as you will undoubtedly see new things each time. Things that start making sense only after some time of reflection and reading. In this regard I can recommend reading the book by Ouspensky called "In Search of the Miraculous", and the book by Laura Knight-Jadczyk called "The Secret History of the World".
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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Sands VINE VOICE on 15 May 2007
Format: DVD
I'm assuming that by reading this you have already seen all 3 films and you're just reading this for an opinion. If by some crazy rule of physics you haven't actually bought/seen this, then what are you waiting for?! It is well documented that the first film is a true classic, and that the sequels are slightly poorer. But at this price, who is to complain?

The first film was, and is, awesome, and represents a milestone in action cinema. To be fair, even if you didn't watch the other two, it would be worth buying just for this film alone.

The 2nd and 3rd films generate such different opinions that it's hard to give an objective analysis of them. I personally enjoyed both of them, but at the same time felt that the script and story were trying to be more intellectual than they actually were. Using lots of big words in a string of incoherent sentences does not make you an intelligent script writer (see Matrix Reloaded).

The story of Reloaded does twist itself up a bit, and is pretty vacant really. Revolutions is definitely better, and the main battle scene between man and machines is definitely the highlight of the film.

I can think of many worse things to spend my money on than this.
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