WHV Press Release: Matrix Reloaded (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    [​IMG] SIX SCI-FI ACTION FAVORITES DEBUT ON BLU-RAY DISC™ FOR THE FIRST TIME · FORBIDDEN PLANET · MARS ATTACKS! · THX 1138 DIRECTOR’S CUT · LOST IN SPACE · A SCANNER DARKLY · MATRIX RELOADED AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 Burbank, Calif., May 10, 2010 – A wave of six science fiction action favorites are blasting onto Blu-ray Disc for the first time on September 7, 2010. Presented by Warner Home Video, each film has been selected to showcase the stunning technical brilliance of Blu-ray™. With its crisp sound and spectacularly vibrant colors, there is simply no better way to watch movies at home. Each title is individually priced at $24.98 SRP. Orders are due August, 3, 2010. The upcoming wave of sci-fi titles includes the much anticipated release of Forbidden Planet on Blu-ray, one of the most influential science fiction films in cinematic history. The grandfather of sci-fi movies, Forbidden Planet features a number of Oscar®-nominated special effects, groundbreaking use of an all-electronic music score and the first screen appearance of both Robby the Robot and the C-57D flying saucer starship (this was the first film in which humans are depicted traveling in flying saucers of their own construction). A 50th anniversary version of the film was restored by the Warner Bros.-MGM reconstruction crew before its HD DVD release in 2006, and since then there has been an enormous consumer demand for its Blu-ray debut. Another title making its long-awaited Blu-ray debut is Mars Attacks! the comic science fiction hit directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland) and based on the cult trading card series of the same name. Mars Attacks! features a huge ensemble cast which includes Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Michael J. Fox, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Danny DeVito and more. With their mind boggling special effects and futuristic themes, sci-fi movies are some of the most sought after Blu-ray titles in the marketplace. Other titles being released on Blu-ray as part of Warner Home Video’s science fiction action promotion include THX 1138Director’s Cut, Lost in Space, A Scanner Darkly and Matrix Reloaded *. According to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, with input from all major motion picture studios, Blu-ray software continued to see significant growth in the first quarter of 2010, with sell-through up 61 percent and rental up 36 percent, compared to the same period last year. The DEG also announced that Blu-ray hardware sales experienced remarkable growth, with set-tops up an astounding 125 percent versus first quarter 2009, indicating a strong consumer demand for Blu-ray. About The Films Matrix Reloaded In the second chapter of The Matrix trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind. Directors: Andy Wachowski Larry Wachowski Starring: Keanu Reeves Laurence Fishburne Carrie-Anne Moss Hugo Weaving [​IMG] MATRIX RELOADED (BLU-RAY) TRT: 138 minutes MPAA Rating: R Language: English U.S. Street Date: September 7, 2010 Order Date: August 3, 2010 Catalog / UPC: 1000123705 / 883929116966 $24.98 SRP *This is the first time the Matrix Reloaded is being released as a Blu-ray single.
     
  2. Tarkin The Ewok

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    Has there been any buzz about when Revolutions will join its counterparts as a single release? I've been thinking about getting the trilogy in hi-def, but if I can get just the movie discs for less, then I would be happy to keep watching the Ultimate extras in standard-definition.
     
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    You could always import the UK version at pretty good prices via Amazon UK, etc. Amazon UK has the trilogy set (probably sans Animatrix) for just £16.99 (or ~$25.30US) right now and the individual titles (including Animatrix) for £8.99 each (or ~$13.40US). Although you'll need to factor in the shipping cost for that, it probably won't be anymore than the VAT (ie. UK sales tax) that gets deducted off those listed prices unless you're only buying 1 title. Amazon UK is also currently running a buy-2-for-£15 sale (after accounting for VAT) on those standalone Matrix BDs (among other titles) although the actual savings for these particular titles is miniscule because there's not much diff after deducting the VAT from the listed price of £8.99 each vs 2-for-£15. _Man_
     
  4. kaneda

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    This is awesome. Now I can order/purchase the first Matrix movie. This is awesome. I love the Matrix movies but was only interested in buying the separate releases.
     

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