An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive ... See full summary »
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
With the robot city isolated and it's ambassadors ejected form the United Nations, a trade war begins to protect the human economy from superior products. When the trade war escalates into ... See full summary »
Dane A. Davis,
Steven Matrix is one of the underworld's foremost hitmen until his luck runs out, and someone puts a contract out on him. Shot in the forehead by a .22 pistol, Matrix "dies" and finds ... See full summary »
The making of Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) is briefly touched on here in this documentary. Interviews with various cast and crew members inform us how they were affected by the deaths of ... See full summary »
A promotional making-of documentary for the film Matrix, The (1999) that devotes its time to explaining the digital and practical effects contained in the film. This is very interesting, ... See full summary »
Barrie M. Osborne
An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive writer/directors, the Wachowski Brothers; insights from the cast and crew into the production process; and a preview of things to come: a series of anime films and two sequels. Written by
Although it was available as a stand-alone release, the disk was also part of a new "The Matrix Collector's Edition" DVD set. The idea was that owners of the existing Matrix DVD could get the new extras without paying for the film a second time. See more »
The Matrix was undoubtedly a hugely influential movie, and the DVD version is still probably the ultimate triumph of DVD format and best DVD I've ever owned (well, Fight Club is pretty cool, too).
Yet, after seeing the movie zillion times, I noted that while the extras on the DVD were good, a second special feature DVD might be needed.
And so, I'm thankful that they actually made a separate DVD with *only* the behind-the-scenes things!
It's interesting, and kind of ironic, that the movie could make me so interested about How They Made It. A movie that's about perceived reality makes me think of how this fictional movie about perceived reality was actually made.
But to the content: The two-hour documentary itself is very good, many interesting interviews, interesting pieces of information... and the supplementary clips about upcoming Animatrix and the remainder of the trilogy in the works are very interesting too.
If there's anything to complain about it, it would be that they're sold separately, and as such it has some air of Charging Money From Dumb Consumers. I hope this will also be sold as a two-DVD set (with the original movie) some day, if that's not already happening.
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