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  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster
  • Directors: Andy Wachowski, Josh Oreck, Lana Wachowski
  • Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
  • Producers: Andy Wachowski, Andrew Mason, Barrie M. Osborne
  • Format: Anamorphic, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Creative Design Art
  • DVD Release Date: November 27, 2001
  • Run Time: 162 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005RYL1
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,347 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Matrix / The Matrix Revisited (The Gold Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes The Matrix and The Matrix Revisited
  • The Gold Collector's Edition is packaged in a luxury fitted slipcase and contains:
  • 16-page commemorative book
  • Senitype image from the movie and 35mm film frame
  • The Matrix DVD includes: audio commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, the editor, special effects supervisor, and composer; making-of; two special effects documentaries; isolated music score; alternate behind-the-scenes angles; DVD-ROM: script-to-screen

Editorial Reviews

A 2-pack collection of the cyberthriller The Matrix and the making-of documentary DVD The Matrix: Revisited. The Matrix (1999, 136 min.) - A computer hacker is recruited by a team of rebel warriors to defeat advanced artificial intelligence machines that are maintaining a virtual reality duplicating life in the 20th century. The Matrix: Revisited (2001, 163 min) - Experience the nuts, the bolts, the creative thunder of the cyberthriller that thrust moviemaking into a new dimension with never-before-seen footage from the original movie and exclusive reflections by those who lived it. Also includes previews of the Matrix sequels and the upcoming Matrix Anime. The Gold Collector's Edition is packaged in a luxury fitted slipcase and contains a 16-page commemorative book, senitype image from the movie, and 35mm film frame.

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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Ariel S. W. Martins on May 15, 2003
Ok, the movie is GREAT, I love it, but this edition did not satisfy my. The dvds are just the same that were released previously, the film and the matrix revisited. No extras, no deleted scenes ( I believe there are none though :) ), no extra making of... Pay more than the lord of the rings - the fellowship of the ring, that even come with the statues, and 5 DVDs, 2 only for the movie, with great compression quality and dts sound. they could at least reencoded the film and removed the documentary from the movie dvd, saving space for better video quality, using more disc space. There are no other languages, but english, both for audio and subs. I regret payin 90 buck for a fake film frame, tha not even has dolby digital sound printed on it, like the Star wars episode 1 vhs special edition had. PLEASE buy the normal combo: the matrix and the matrix revisited, its the same thing for much less money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jason Dodge on March 7, 2006
Shortly following the DVD release of the first "Matrix" film, Warner Bros. used a smaller studio called Creative Design Art to make a specially designed package to help promote their incredibly successful movie. Their first result was this, the "Platinum Limited Edition DVD Collector's Set," which originally retailed for $79 (or close to that). In my opinion, even if you're a hardcore fan of the Matrix films, this packagejust isn't worth the money, It comes in a box about two-inches thick, which makes you think you're really getting your money's worth, but as soon as you open it up -- you become disappointed. Most of this packaging is taken up by a flimsy plastic tray that contains a 35mm celluloid film frame of with a nice blown-up photo. Then there are 8 "limited edition" lobby cards prints (which are really just postcard-sized stills from the movie), a full-sized poster, and the the same copy of the family you probably already own -- in the standard DVD keep-case (the cheapist kind of DVD packaging). All of the other extras mentioned in this package (full-length audio commentary, "Take The Red Pill" featurette) are the same features found in original DVD release. Although it's Out-Of-Print now, I've noticed you can get one used for around $20, which isn't too bad, but it's probably not even worth the effort if you already own the first movie on DVD.

Warner Bros. wasn't entirely pleased with the sales generated from the Platinum Limited Edition, so they asked Creative Design Art to create a more definitive version for consumers to buy. Their second project was the one shown here, "The Matrix / The Matrix Revisited (The Gold Edition)" which retailed for $100 (and can also be found on Amazon.com).
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Magi99 on December 24, 2002
This film is simply one of the best films I have ever seen...add the amazing gift things (high quality slipcase, 35mm image in frame, etc.) which I'm always a sap for, and you get simply the best "Matrix" version out there. Plus there's the indispensable "Matrix Revisited" DVD, which has great insight into how they made the film, plus info about the upcoming ones (Matrix 2 and 3). I can't recommend this enough.
If you're buying this (which you should, definitely), and you're into the psychology part of it (reality vs. simulated reality, etc.), then buy these as well:
"Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)" by Jean Baudrillard
"Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World" by Kevin Kelly
"Introducing Evolutionary Psychology" by Dylan Evans; et al
"The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Popular Culture and Philosophy, V. 3)" by William Irwin
Oh, and a Merry Christmas to you all. :-)
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