Matrix SE Possible Cancellation???

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  1. Adam_WM

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    From Geoffrey Kleinman over at DVDTALK:

    "I just got word from one of the retailers we work with that Warner Bros may be pulling the Matrix SE from their release date.

    I emailed WB for an official word on this, so I don't know if it's a delay or an out and out cancel of the title.

    When I get official confirmation, I'll post something to the front page of the site.

    STAY TUNED."



    CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?? I JUST SOLD MY MATRIX AND MATRIX REVISITED!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!
     
  2. Jeremy Conrad

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    All I heard is that they were changing the cover art...
     
  3. Dan Rudolph

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    This would be an odd thing to do as that's a guaranteed multi-million seller.
     
  4. Travis_W

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    T2: Extreme Edition is more shameless than this. I still haven't got Matrix in my collection so I hope this doesn't get cancelled.
     
  5. Inspector Hammer!

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    I seriously doubt this. I really don't think Warner would cancel this hugely popular title with the two sequels on the way, it just makes no sense to do so. To shelve this title for good is to say bye bye to millions of dollars in sales. Don't think so.
     
  6. Jeremy Conrad

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    Yea, I'm thinking someone (a retailer) saw the note that Warner sent out about the change of the cover art and overreacted a bit.
     
  7. DeanWalsh

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    I wish the delay was for a new transfer, not new cover art!
     
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    The SE won't contain a new transfer? [​IMG] I figured a new transfer was a given since dvd mastering has improved greatly since the initial dvd's release.
     
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    Any new info on the possible cancellation ?
     
  11. Dave H

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    I would really like a new transfer - that is the only way I will buy it. Warner is capable of making this a reference quality DVD as it was in 1999.
     
  12. TomWoodward

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    It appears to have been renamed The Matrix: Two Disc Set which could explain why the Special Edition version has disapeared and the artwork being revised
     
  13. Neil Joseph

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    Pity, I liked the artwork as it was...

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Adam_WM

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    Again from DVD Talk:

    Unfortunately we've gotten word from Warner Bros that the 2 Disc The Matrix: Special Edition release has been put on hold. There's no word yet on a future release date or if The Matrix: Special Edition is completely off.
     
  16. Justin1

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    This possible delay concerns me. There is no doubt Warner will have ample time to get the disc done in time for the current release date (even if a new cover is needed). The whole point of this release was to tie in to the theatrical release date of the Matrix sequel. So, with that in mind, it makes me wonder if Warner is backpeddling on the dvd due to a possible delay in their projected release date for the first sequel. I certainly hope not.
     
  17. Joseph Young

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    The Matrix is overdue for a new transfer. It's a shame that we're seeing the (at the time stunning) '99 transfer when so much more could be done. If Warner plans on delaying the title indefinitely for something like a name change, perhaps they could research the transfer options. Unless they've already pressed the discs and are just waiting for new packaging (likely).

    ~j
     
  18. Adam_WM

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    There is no way they are delaying the theatrical release of Matrix Reloaded, IMHO.
     
  19. Patrick Mirza

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    Yep, the two-disc set isn't on the WB retailer site at all anymore. I too got the email about the cover art change last week. And in the meantime, they went and pulled the entire title.

    I wonder if they read all of the reactions to it being essentially a repackaging of two titles? Maybe they'll really make it a "special" edition down the road.
     
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