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The Ultimate Matrix Collection [HD DVD] (2003)

Keanu Reeves , Carrie-Anne Moss , Andy Wachowski , Larry Wachowski  |  R |  HD DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,022 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Laurence Fishburn
  • Directors: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Run Time: 492 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,022 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000OONTFU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,927 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Ultimate Matrix Collection [HD DVD]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 1080p
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • 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  
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Burly Man Chronicles
  • Pre-Production
  • Alameda Shoot
  • Australia Shoot
  • The Zion Archive � Photo galleries
  • The Rave Reel
  • The Matrix Online
  • 2 music videos, theatrical trailers, and TV spots

Editorial Reviews

The Ultimate Matrix Collection, for the hardcore Matrix fan, presents the complete adventures of machine battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the Wachowski brothers' post-modern epic films. This collection will contain, for the first time, all three HD DVD versions of The Matrix series with more than 35 hours of bonus material in five double-sided discs.

Customer Reviews

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711 of 750 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection For The Hardcore Fans November 24, 2004
Format:DVD
During the following I will intend to describe as best and briefly as possible this collection. I also will mention some differences between this collection and the original releases. Enjoy.

The difference between the limited and the unlimited editions are: The Limited Edition comes in a plastic box with trays, a Neo bust and an 80 page booklet that lists the extras of the 10 disks (yes, that's all it does). Besides this the sets are the same.

These two sets include all three films, The Animatrix, the film footage shot for Enter the Matrix videogame and 106 documentaries. The bonus disks for Reloaded and Revolutions are different from those included in the versions already released.

REMASTERD: The movies were enhanced so the films look brighter in color and richer in details. Don't worry it was not done by Gorge Lucas. The films are the same.

AUDIO: Also enhanced (not that it was necessary). Voices are stronger, gentle noises stand out more and details were sweetened just a bit. Great work!

DISK 1: The Matrix. The original commentaries, the music only audio track, follow the white rabbit, take the red pills... ALL ARE MISSING in this version. It comes with two commentaries worth listening to, a written intro from the Wachowski bros., and a ROM feature.

DISK 2: The Matrix Revisited. It includes the entire contents of the original disk except the fanboy stuff.

DISK 3: The Matrix Reloaded. Two new commentaries and a ROM feature.

DISK 4: The Matrix Reloaded Revisited. All new stuff such as a 17-min look at the fight in the Merovingian's chateau, 55-min dissection of the car chase, 40-min look at the Neo vs. 100 Smith battle, 7-min segment on Neo vs. Seraph and more.

DISK 5: The Matrix Revolutions.
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249 of 265 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
There's really no reason to go into describing The Matrix Trilogy. Unless you lived under a rock for the past ten years, The Matrix is one of the most original and influential Science Fiction films of recent memory. Starring Keanu Reeves and directed by The Wachowski Brothers (who recently gave us the live-action Speed Racer film), this tale of computers taking over the reality of the human race and a small group of survivors in constant battle to win back their independence, successfully blasted it's way through theatres between the years of 1999 thru 2003. Complete with two theatrical sequels and one direct-to-video animated film called "The Animatrix", it was THE complete tale to own on DVD. Each film was released separately on the format as two-disc sets complete with somewhat bloated extras (The first and animated releases keep the extras on the film disc). But back in 2004, Warner Bros. released the "Ultimate Matrix Collection", a whopping ten disc collection featuring a brand new transfer of the first film and even more behind-the-scenes footage. But at a steep price of $52.00, for someone that really just wanted the movies, it wasn't all that practical. Now Warner Bros has introduced The Matrix to it's "4 Film Favorites" line, and the result is a great buy for the fan that just wants the films but at a more reasonable price.

Let me explain what you exactly get here. Housed in one original sized keepcase with a leaf in the middle to separate the two discs inside, each disc is a DVD-18, otherwise known as "dual-sided/dual-layed". Imagine if you took say The Matrix DVD and glued/attached it's label side to the label side of the first movie disc of The Matrix Reloaded. Then did the same thing to Disc One of Matrix Revolutions and the single disc of The Animatrix.
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282 of 302 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally the BD version! October 14, 2008
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Been waiting for this BD version for a while. I have the HD-DVD trilogy which was awesome. Before that had the 10 disc DVD version of the Ultimate Matrix Collection which was awesome.

The Blu-ray version is the best of them (except that it doesn't come with a Neo bust like the DVD edition did).

At the time of purchase and of writing this review the product info was wrong on the Blu-ray version. It claims it is a 10 disc set, when it actually is a 6 disc set, 4 Blu-ray's and 2 DVD's. I notified Amazon.com of this, but who knows when they will get around to fixing it.

Also it was said that this is a waste of money in another review because newer DVD players upscale. However this person must have never seen an upscaled movie compared against a Blu-ray or HD-DVD version of the same. There is a BIG BIG difference, I watch a lot of movies "upscaled" but all that does is allow you to watch a DVD movie on a HD TV, it improves the quality a little but not enough to say it is as good as Blu-ray or HD-DVD.

It is worth the extra bucks to buy one of greatest movies in the last 20 years in beautiful Blu-ray.
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108 of 117 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray Review November 24, 2008
By Ray M.
Format:Blu-ray
Well I thought I would repeat what others have said in case someone is still having doubts about it. If you are a fan of the Matrix there's no reason not to buy this one.

Video - 4.9/5 The quality is just great, and it looks impressive and far superior to any other format, period. The only reason I'm not giving it 5/5 is because there are some points where you can notice some insignificant details due to the source material, not the transfer itself.

Audio - 5/5 True HD audio is beyond amazing, if you had this on DVD you'll be blown away even if you are listening to it using headphones. And if you have a decent sound system you'll simply toss your DVDs to the recycle bin and never look back faster than you can say "I know Kung Fu".

Aditional Features - 4.5/5 Many people don't like digital copy only for the first movie, and while they have a point you wont really notice the loss once you watch the Blu-ray movies. Besides, that's just icing to the cake, so you'll probably be better off with a portable DVD player/laptop (and your old movies if you didn't toss them to the trash by then)for those cases anyway.

And the rest of the features is very complete with the only "complain" being about the 480p DVD format content. Which anyone who has watched it will probably agree that isn't even a loss considering you'll only watch them once or twice (specially compared to the 100 times you'll watch the BD movies.)

Long story short it's worth it, big time. Just make sure you have a display that makes these movies justice and at least a decent sound system.

You'll thank yourself. d(^^d)
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All DVD's in HD?
No, only the 3 movies are in HD. The rest, including Animatrix, it's still SD.
Apr 16, 2007 by Esteban Pastore |  See all 2 posts
Any problems with the X box 360 HD drive for this set?
I'm on my second set and Reloaded hasn't worked for either on my 360.
May 23, 2007 by B. Smith |  See all 58 posts
Blu-ray possibilities?
I have heard of a possible October release.
Jul 25, 2008 by B. Chavez |  See all 3 posts
Is there a promo flyer for BLADE RUNNER 25th in HD MATRIX?
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Most excellent!
Yes, HD DVD is looking to have a great spring and summer.
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