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Definitive Ten-Disc DVD Set of the $1.6 Billion Worldwide Box-Office Trilogy Featuring The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions & The Animatrix

With Over 35 Hours of Extras Highlighted by Five All-New DVDs Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bonus Materials Including Over 100 New Featurettes, New Commentaries, Enter The Matrix Videogame Footage and More!

**Also Available in a Special Limited Edition Gift set Featuring Exclusive Collectible and Book **

Available December 7, 2004 from Warner Home Video



DVD ELEMENTS
Plug in for the ride of your life with The Ultimate Matrix Collection ten-disc DVD release that includes the following comprehensive mind-freeing elements:

DISC ONE - The Matrix
The Academy Award®-winning original movie in a new digital transfer supervised by the Wachowski Brothers and Director of Photography Bill Pope
- Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
* The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
* The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
- Basics - Running Time: 136 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC TWO - The Matrix Revisited
Peel back a new layer of reality with a mind-expanding look at The Matrix from conception to phenomenon. Go behind The Matrix, take the Red Pill and follow the White Rabbit with 17 making-of featurettes, including:
- What is Bullet Time?
- What is the Concept?
- The Music Revisited - 41-Track audio-only selection of nearly three hours of music Basics - Running Time: 180 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC THREE - The Matrix Reloaded
The powerful second chapter of the groundbreaking film trilogy
- Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
* The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
* The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
- Basics - Running Time: 138 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC FOUR - The Matrix Reloaded Revisited
Go to the middle movie's furthest reaches via five documentary paths revealing 21 featurettes. Plus 23 extra scenes shot for the Enter the Matrix consol videogame
- Basics - Running Time: 176 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC FIVE - The Matrix Revolutions
The epic war between man and machines reaches an explosive conclusion with the action-packed final chapter in The Matrix Trilogy:
- Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
* The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
* The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
- Basics - Running Time: 129 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC SIX - The Matrix Revolutions Revisited
The cataclysmic final confrontation chronicled through six documentary pods revealing 28 featurettes.
- Basics - Running Time: 189 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC SEVEN - The Animatrix
A visionary fusion of CG-animation and Japanese anime with nine short films exploring the world of The Matrix including Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance Part I, The Second Renaissance Part II, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated
- Four Audio Commentaries on The Second Renaissance Parts I and II, Program and World Record
- Making-of documentaries on each film, profiling the evolution of each one's unique style through design and animatics
- Biographical profiles of the directors and animation producers
- Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime - explores the phenomenon of this exploding worldwide art form through glimpses of the genre's greatest achievements and the observations of creators, historians and other leaders in the field
- Basics - Running Time: 158 mins; Not Rated; Languages: English & Japanese; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC EIGHT - The Roots of the Matrix
Probe the philosophical and technological inspirations of The Matrix Trilogy through two insightful documentaries:
- Return to Source: Philosophy & The Matrix documentary - Scholars, philosophers and theorists deconstruct the intellectual underpinnings of the trilogy
- The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction documentary - Is the notion of a real Matrix plausible? An investigation of the technologies that inspire the metaphor of the Matrix.
- Basics - Running Time: 190 mins.; Not Rated; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Widescreen Format

DISC NINE - The Burly Man Chronicles
Profiles the "society" of craftspeople, actors and filmmakers who shaped the movie trilogy and the Enter the Matrix consol game in a full-length documentary. Follow the White Rabbit to 21 additional featurettes.
- Basics - Running Time: 177 mins.; Not Rated; Language: English; Full screen Format

DISC TEN - The Zion Archive
Showcases production assets developed for the universe of The Matrix, including concept artwork, storyboards, drawings, music videos, TV spots and trailers, plus a special preview of The Matrix Online, a new multi-player online gaming experience.
- Basics - Running Time: 45 mins.; Not Rated; Language: English; Full screen Format

BASICS
Price: $79.92 SRP / No MAP
Deluxe Edition DVD: $129.92 SRP / No MAP
Street Date: December 7, 2004
The Ultimate Matrix Collection DVD Catalog # 33671
The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition DVD Catalog # 33672



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Burbank, Calif., August 23, 2004 - This holiday season, Warner Home Video (WHV) will give every fan of The Matrix movies what they want…more! More eye-opening revelations, more plugged-in discovery, more realms of bold possibility, as the trilogy that set a new standard in moviemaking now sets a new standard in DVD gift sets with The Ultimate Matrix Collection.

A remarkable ten-disc DVD set; The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five entirely new DVDs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix videogame footage, over 100 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more!

Debuting December 7, 2004 from WHV and Village Roadshow Pictures, The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be priced to own at $79.92 SRP. Order due date is November 2.

In addition, WHV will also present a special The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition which features the remarkable 10 extras-loaded DVD set, plus a limited-edition Neo mini-bust figurine and an 80-page Collector's Book. This exclusive edition will be priced at $129.92 SRP.

Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix Trilogy stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving. As one of the most successful science-fiction film franchises of all time, The Matrix Trilogy has grossed a staggering $1.6 billion dollars in worldwide box-office receipts to date. In addition to the films, the franchise has spawned successful companion DVDs (The Matrix Revisited, and The Animatrix), a best-selling videogame (Enter the Matrix) and is about to launch an online gaming component to further excite the highly popular franchise, look for information at www.thematrix.com.

"This is the definitive DVD collection that Matrix fans have been waiting for! A pop-culture phenomenon that continues to break new ground, The Matrix has clearly become one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time…and the demand from fans for more in the Matrix universe has never subsided," says Mark Horak, Executive Vice President, Warner Home Video. "An epic film series of this size deserves an unrivaled state-of-the-art DVD collection, and The Ultimate Matrix Collection will provide just that for fans worldwide."

With operations in 89 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.



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