WHV Press Release: "The Matrix" Special Edition DVD

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    REVAMPED, RENEWED AND FULLY LOADED

    THE MATRIX SPECIAL EDITION DVD

    Two-Disc Collector's Set Highlighted By Hours of Bonus Features
    Including Exclusive Sneak Peek At The Matrix Reloaded

    Experience The Original Matrix Again on April 29

    "No one can be told what The Matrix is - you have to see it for yourself."
    - Morpheus

    Burbank, Calif., January 30, 2003 - Tapping into the excitement and
    anticipation of the eagerly awaited May 15 theatrical release of The Matrix
    Reloaded, Warner Home Video (WHV) and Village Roadshow Pictures will kick
    off "The Year of The Matrix" with the release of The Matrix Special Edition
    DVD. A must-have addition to every movie lover's collection, The Matrix
    Special Edition two-disc DVD brings consumers a fresh look at one of the
    most popular and influential films in history with hours of bonus materials,
    cool collectible foil packaging and an exclusive advance look
    behind-the-scenes at The Matrix Reloaded. As an added bonus for consumers,
    each DVD will also contain a free ticket offer, redeemable by mail, for The
    Matrix Reloaded.

    Destined to be "the chosen one," The Matrix Special Edition two-disc DVD
    will be available on April 29 at $27.95 SRP.

    Winner of four Academy Awards®, The Matrix revolutionized the
    science-fiction action film genre, challenging the minds of moviegoers to
    become one of the most successful films of all time with a domestic
    box-office gross of nearly $172 million. A proven entertainment franchise,
    The Matrix was the first DVD to break the one million unit sales mark and
    has since sold more than 15 million units worldwide, ranking as one of the
    top 100 selling DVDs for more than 170 weeks since its initial release date
    (Source: VideoScan). The Matrix DVD has been named to AOL Movies' "Ultimate
    DVD Collection" (voted on by more than 1.5 million online movie fans) and
    was also recently inducted into the DVD Premiere Academy of Artistic
    Achievement.


    DVD ELEMENTS

    DISC ONE - ORIGINAL DVD FEATURE FILM
    * Commentary by star Carrie-Anne Moss, visual effects supervisor John
    Gaeta and
    editor Zach Staenberg
    * Making the Matrix: 26 eye-opening minutes of behind-the-scenes
    insight
    * Music-only track with commentary by composer Don Davis
    * Follow the White Rabbit: Interactive feature jumps from a scene to a
    featurette
    on the effects that shaped the scene; nine White Rabbit featurettes
    in all
    * Take the Red Pill to two hidden special effects documentaries: What
    Is the
    Concept?, a dazzling musical-montage journey from sketch to final
    effect; and
    What Is Bullet Time?, the anatomy of the trailblazing technique
    * Filmographies
    * Widescreen presentation
    * Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
    * DVD/ROM features galore:
    * Interactive screenplay - read the script as you view
    comparative
    storyboards, stills and clips
    * Are You the One? interactive challenge
    * Seven special genre essays and articles - From Strip to
    Screen explores comic
    books on film; martial-arts movie featurette Everybody Loves

    Kung-Fu Fighting!; a sci-fi film retrospective and more
    * Link to original theatrical website

    DISC TWO - ORIGINAL MATRIX REVISITED DVD PLUS NEW BONUS MATERIALS*
    * Preload: On the Set of Reloaded: Exclusive behind-the-scenes preview
    of the May 15 theatrical release The Matrix Reloaded*
    * The Animatrix extended trailer with highlights from each film*
    * Marilyn Manson music video - "Rock is Dead"*
    * What is the game?: teaser for the new "Enter the Matrix"
    videogame*
    * Thematrix.com: theatrical website preview*
    * Theatrical trailers/teasers/TV spots*
    * The Matrix Revisited: the complete, behind-the-scenes two-hour
    companion piece
    to The Matrix phenomenon
    * Six behind-the-scenes featurettes on The Matrix
    * The Music Revisited: sample up to three hours worth of audio
    music tracks of the music from the world of The Matrix Revisited
    * The Art Revisited: multiple stills galleries with over 800
    images


    TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BASICS
    Price: $27.95 SRP
    Street Date: April 29
    Languages & Subtitles: ENG (5.1)
    Running time: 136 mins.
    Rating: R (for Sci-Fi Violence & Brief Language)
    DLBY/DGTL [CC]
     
  2. Alex Spindler

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    Ooooohhhhh, looks like they do have the trailer and TV spots properly added to the extras disc.

    Unfortunately, I already have The Matrix Revisited disc purchased used.
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    well I have not bought this yet, but now I will

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  4. Dan Hitchman

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    I cannot see the justification in buying this if WB does not improve the audio/video transfer and compression job of the original release, which is not up to par anymore.

    Dan
     
  5. Dan Rudolph

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    I never bought The Matrix Revisited, and with the movie ticket, this costs about as much as that. So I'll I'll buy this.
     
  6. Kenneth Cummings

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    Well I was going to just buy Matrix and Matrix Reloaded a few weeks ago, until this was annouced. Now I WILL buy this set when it comes out.
     
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    Don't care nothin bout extras.... Warner give me the best video and audio presentation, and I might consider buying this special edition of the Matrix.

    NO DTS ..... NO BUY!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Ray H

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    But since when has WB supported DTS? What would make you believe they would release The Matrix in that format?
     
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  11. BruceLongee

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    WB also did, according to Widescreen Review, American Outlaws and The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber Live In Beijing in DTS (both at 754).
     
  12. EricW

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    for anybody that hasn't seen it, REVISITED is pretty cool. i thought it wouldn't be and after watching the original docs on the Matrix DVD i didn't think i'd find it interesting, but one day i needed another rental and settled on Revisited and it was quite entertaining. nothing i would want to watch twice, but still worth a rental.
     
  13. Stephen Orr

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    Well, I'm giving my son (at college) my copy of both the Matrix and Revisited in May, and replacing them with the new Matrix set....

    Did the same thing with Lord of the Rings: FOTR and X-Men...
     

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