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,
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 »
Lorenzo di Bonaventura,
This making-of piece is composed of seven segments: "Making The Second Renaissance Parts 1 and 2" (9:45), "Making The Program" (6:13), "Making World Record" (7:25), "Making Kid's Story And ... See full summary »
We get the 6 segments including: "The Dance of the Master: Yuen Wo Ping's Blocking Tapes" (5:48), "The Bathroom Fight and Wet Wall" (3:16), "The Code of the Red Dress" (0:47), "The Old Exit... See full summary »
This mammoth documentary takes use through the making of both _Matrix Reloaded, The (2003)_ and _Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)_. On top of seeing many pre-production and production ... 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
Before Neo and Morpheus became a household name and an annual Halloween costume, this Mtv original movie special was the first of it's kind paving the way for hundreds of half assed ... See full summary »
Along with behind-the-scenes productions(though a couple are shared) on each individual episode as well as audio commentary tracks for some of them, this featurette is found on the Animatrix DVD. Whether you get the release of just that or get it as part of the 10-Disc Ultimate Set does not appear to make any difference, the content of these particular entries is the same. A solid addition, this delivers a good introduction to Anime as a genre(even if the first several minutes seem to focus mostly on The Matrix). There are bits throughout that compare the works of this genre to the film and mention influences, but this focuses mainly on the genre as a whole, its growth, development, and popularity in its country of origin, Japan. The Manga style is also covered somewhat. There are various clips of classic and well-respected Anime works(and, obviously, as this was made in relation to this franchise, there are also bits of the original movie and a number of the shorts), and features interviews with experts and critics, and there is enough insight and commentary herein to drive a handful of features like it. The pacing is great, this is never boring to watch. The editing is superb, as well. Todd McFarlane, the creator of the Spawn character, makes an nice point about people who look down upon comic book readers. There is a little disturbing material in this, and it should perhaps not be viewed by those bothered by violence and sensuality and the likes. I recommend this to any fan of Anime and/or anyone who wants to know more about it. 7/10
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