The Ultimate Matrix Collection [HD DVD]
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
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)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually like these movies. Even the 3rd one. The first one is obviously the best, but the second is pretty good too. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Andrew
I recommend for hardcore fan's only. I spend several days watching all the bonus content pretty cool I thought. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mr Sanchez
Saw bits and pieces over time so this way I can watch the series in correct order without commercial interruptions.Published 27 days ago by Lynn
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|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
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?||
May 24, 2007 by kem | See all 3 posts
Yes, HD DVD is looking to have a great spring and summer.
Mar 25, 2007 by Tim | See all 2 posts
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