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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 13 August 2016
This is "The Matrix" trilogy on Blu-ray. It consists of three films: 'The Matrix' (1999), 'The Matrix Reloaded' (2003) and 'The Matrix Revolutions' (2003), starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, and Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith. This trilogy is a popular contemporary sci-fi film series, known for its 'bullet time' special effects and philosophically derived story elements. All three films were directed by the Wachowskis, and all three were financial successes. However, the first instalment in the saga is typically regarded as a far superior film - as compared to its sequels. Indeed, 'The Matrix' won four Academy awards (as well as two BAFTA's and two Saturn awards). The first film can be watched and enjoyed as a standalone movie ... while the sequels really only make sense as part of the overall saga. The Matrix franchise does include additional components, such as the collection of animated short films - The Animatrix [Blu-ray] [2003] [Region Free] - and various videogames (e.g. The Matrix: Path of Neo (Xbox)). This 3 disc Blu-ray collection is available at a reasonable price - just £10 as I review - but it presents only a few extras. There are other options available, such as Matrix - Ultimate Collection (Ltd) (4 Blu-Ray+3 Dvd). The 'Ultimate Collection' presents 7 discs, with a huge amount of bonus features ... but I'd recommend that only to enthusiastic fans.

The Matrix saga is about a dystopian future, in which the bulk of humankind have been reduced to little more than fodder for a race of intelligent machines. These machines rule the Earth, and use humans as a power source. These humans are trapped in pods, and know nothing of their real existence. Each person is connected to a complex computer programme - a virtual reality - called the Matrix, and (nearly) everyone thinks that this is reality ... As such, people live out their whole lives inside this virtual world. Yet a few people, living deep underground, have made it their mission to free the enslaved humans. These freedom fighters enter the Matrix and try to persuade individuals that the world they know is fake. Of course, the machines don't like this - and so they use super-powered 'agents' to defend and maintain the Matrix. To greatly simplify, the main story of the films concerns one man who is born into the Matrix is destined to be able to manipulate the code of the programme and free others ... This is Neo. In the first movie, Neo is located by the freedom fighters and trained. He experiences an existential crisis of sorts, recognising that he is 'the One' - capable of doing virtually anything (and becoming akin to a super-hero). In the sequels, Neo uses his amazing powers to prevent the machines from destroying all of humankind.

The first film is excellent. It's one of the defining sci-fi movies of all time. It's unfortunate that the sequels don't live up to the quality of the original. Yet all are packed full of amazing special effects and action sequences. If you haven't seen these films, I do recommend them. I suggest watching the first - and, only if you really enjoyed it, do I then suggest watching the sequels.
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on 8 June 2017
Simply brilliant.

so many people moaned about the change of actress for the Oracle - get over that; actors aren't always available and anyway - it's a story - just enjoy it and don't sweat the small stuff.

Great story. Amazing effects at the time and it still looks good now.

Nothing to say about the blu ray transfer - it looked good on my 1080p set and on my 4k set, but I didn't look too hard, so if you are fussy about blu ray transfer, check other reviews.
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on 8 February 2017
I've been desperate to watch the Matrix for a few weeks now and not been able to find the films on TV. I'm very happy! Very good film, all the characters are great (especially Agent Smith, I have a bit of a crush on him, hehe!) I recommend this movie!
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on 22 March 2017
It's great to watch these films one after another. Sometimes I think I do, but if I'm honest I'm still not sure I understand what's going on. This is a positive because I'll be back soon to watch them again.
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on 19 May 2017
The Matrix Trilogy looks even better in blu-ray than DVD. More detail is revealed and the sound greatly improved. This is a must for all Sci-Fi fans.
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on 12 February 2015
Arrived quickly and happy with my order, an update from my DVDs, picture quality is well better and the Blu-rays are presented in a steelbook case which is good, the case is the same thickness as a normal steelbook case even tho there are three disks in it which is good.
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on 23 April 2017
Great box set, great series of films.
Enjoyed them all, recommended.
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on 17 May 2017
Great quality films and still look superb in HD! great price also!
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on 1 July 2017
Excellent. Arrived fast. A+++. Would definitely buy from this seller again. Thank you. No scratches, works well!
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on 31 March 2017
brilliant for my collection
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