January 12, 2004
Matrix Revolutions DVD
Everything That Has a Beginning Has an End: ``The Matrix Revolutions'' Premiering April 6 on DVD and VHS From Warner Home Video
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2004--Warner Home Video:
-- Must-Own Explosive Conclusion in the Unparalleled "Matrix" Trilogy -- One of the Most Successful Film Franchises Ever, Having Grossed Over One Billion Dollars Worldwide Box-Office This Year
-- Mind-Bending DVD Bonus Features Transport Fans on an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Journey Into the Creation of "The Matrix" Phenomenon
-- "Two Thumbs Up!" -- Ebert & Roeper
-- "A mesmerizing conclusion to the best trilogy in cinematic history." -- Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV
The end is near as the epic war between man and machine reaches a thundering crescendo with the must-own DVD and VHS release of "The Matrix Revolutions," the stunning action-packed final chapter to one of the most highly touted and groundbreaking film series ever produced. Debuting April 6, 2004, from Warner Home Video (WHV) and Village Roadshow Pictures, "The Matrix Revolutions" will be priced to own at $29.95 SRP for DVD and VHS priced for rental.
Released in an unprecedented worldwide scenario that unveiled the film simultaneously in 80 countries around the globe, "The Matrix Revolutions" debuted to the worldwide box-office gross of $310 million in its first 10 days of release. One of the biggest film franchises of all time, "The Matrix" trilogy has grossed a staggering $1.5 billion dollars in worldwide box-office receipts to date.
Written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and produced by Joel Silver, "The Matrix Revolutions" stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The two-disc DVD release includes hours of bonus features:
-- Revolutions Recalibrated -- A behind-the-scenes overview that drills deep into the groundbreaking work that went into the final chapter.
-- CG Revolution -- Explore the special effects arsenal and take an inside look at the making of the creatures and environs of the CGI-intensive third movie.
-- Super Burly Brawl -- A crash course on the final Neo/Smith showdown with three multiple video streams: storyboards, behind-the-scenes and the final scene all running in sync.
-- Follow the White Rabbit -- Watch the special features and select the White Rabbit icon to go further into the making of the film.
-- Neo Realism: The Evolution of Bullet Time -- A closer look at how "Bullet Time" was taken to the next degree of madness.
-- Super Big Mini Models -- The intricacies of filming in the world of models and miniatures.
-- Double Agent Smith -- A look at what it took to make this incredible scene, including the work to replicate Hugo Weaving, with body doubles, lifelike mannequins, head casts and costumes.
-- Mind Over Matter: The Physicality of "The Matrix" -- A look at what it takes for the actors and stunt people to perform the dramatic stunts of "The Matrix."
-- Future Gamer "The Matrix Online" -- An introduction to the massive multi-player game "The Matrix Online," created by the Wachowski Brothers.
-- 3-D Evolution -- Transition to different levels of the Matrix to view concept art, storyboards, pre-visualizations and realizations for several elements in "Revolutions"
-- Before the Revolution -- 3-D timeline of the concurrent story development occurring in the Matrix between the "Matrix" trilogy, "The Animatrix," and "Enter the Matrix."
-- Theatrical Trailer -- Weblinks to the official "Matrix" website and "The Matrix Online" test site
In the powerful final chapter of the "Matrix" trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves) took another step forward in the quest for truth that began with his journey into the real world at the outset of "The Matrix" -- but that transformation has left him drained of his power, adrift in a no man's land between the Matrix and the Machine World. While Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) holds vigil over Neo's comatose body, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) grapples with the revelation that the One in which he has invested a life's worth of faith is merely another system of control invented by the architects of the Matrix. During the stunning conclusion, the rebel's long quest for freedom culminates in an explosive battle. As the Machine Army wages devastation on Zion, its citizens mount an aggressive defense -- but can they stave off the relentless swarm of Sentinels long enough for Neo to harness the full extent of his powers and end the war?
DVD - $29.95 SRP
VHS - Priced for rental
Street Date: April 6, 2004
Running time: 129 mins.
Rating: R (for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
With operations in 82 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.
| from inside the mind of krix at January 12, 2004 09:01 AM
woo hoo!! april, come she will...but evidently not soon enough...i want to see all this good stuff once again. meanwhile, i'll work on memorizing Reloaded (i've had The Matrix memorized for years now).
Hey! I thought you refused to be *Joel's marketing-ho* any longer? ;-)
I'm not sure if I will get this. A part of me still thinks that they will make a 'super-collector-must-own-hahaha-we've-tricked-you-into- buying-this-movie-again-deluxe 3-dvd box with *all* volumes, extra's, and even more 'never seen before' footage.
I think I'll just *whispers* illegaly copy the video, and wait for that.
I WOULD like to see your review of it though. 'Krix watches the Matrix revisited' is still one of my all-time faves :-)
For some reason, I am suddenly tearing up.
It's over. Damn, it finally hits me. It's really over.
Yeah, "follow the white rabbit" is back! This is one of my favorite extras on The Matrix DVD and I was disappointed not to see it on The Reloaded DVD. But now WB has come through for this one!! :)
Julie! I think you are right about there being some deluxe version with all 3 movies on it. I could see WB deciding to do that very thing to celebrate the 10 yr. anniversary of the original release or something along that line. Anything to make more money!
Yes..the formal trilogy has come to a close but there still is an entire worldd of Matrix to be discovered through MxO and hopefully more Animatrix episodes and comic books and soon enough more books like THe Art of the Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions... I cannot wait for Revolutions to be released on dvd--it can't come soon enough (as lori posted :D)! It looks like the extras should be closer to the extras on The Matrix dvd and extras on THe Matrix Revisted dvd as well: awesomeness.
(the only thing i can't stand as of now are the photos of a potential cover all over the web: the cover looks cheap and undermines the series. My idea for the cover? The Matrix Revolutions foil teaser poster.Would-Be-Coolness. Yeah.)
Pre-ordering this right now - wooh-hoo! As said, you just know a super duper versions coming out. Ah well. I have two version of the original Matrix anyway (the initial DVD and the 'Gold Series' version with Revisited and a cell thingy) and also rather sadly have two version of Reloaded: the US 2-disc jobby and an identical UK 2-disc jobby which has an HMV exclusive sleeve thingy with just a cover of Neo. It'd be great though to have all three films, The Animatrix and maybe all the soundtracks and scores together in one box - with a Neo figure thrown in? I can feel my credit card maxing out as I write this...
Well, according to this article http://www.dvdfanatic.com/news.php?id=0401121, they are not going to do a dvd set of all 3 movies. But who knows? Somewhere down the line, maybe there will be one.
Huh? No 3 dvd-box??? *scratches head*
Hm. My telepatical powers must've deserted me. I swear I had a vision of a boardroom, where all sorts of stats & graphs were shown, and Joel was bursting out in gleeful giggles every time the words "collector's item" were uttered! ;-)
Argl! To buy or not to buy, that's the question.
Hmpf. Who am I kidding, anyway? Of COURSE I'll buy it! ;-D
Now come on, guys. We KNOW there's going to be a three-pak. Just maybe not by WB. But I can see CH and BMG getting in on that. Or BOMC. Or someone.
For my own selfish, careerist reasons, I'd like to see Mandarin and/or Cantonese subtitles or audio tracks on the DVDs. I enjoyed watching Reloaded in French, though my sister kept looking at me funny...and she should know better by now!
Yeah, but that's just the thing! I *KNOW* there will be a 3-box, but this little voice inside my head (must be the *bad, shop-a-holic Julie*) keeps on saying...
"But what if there won't be! What if this will be my only chance! What if all my friends have the 'freeze frame option', while I'm stuck with the flickering 'video-pauze! What if I have to wait 10 years? What if by some mysterious technical defect, the master-tapes will be destroyed, and they will never be able to extract dvd-goodiness from them again! What if every warehouse in the world suddenly burns down, *before* I order my copy! EEK!
-Ehm... As you can see, I'm a bit of a drama-queen ;-)
I also have no idea what CH, BMG or BOMC means, although the last word sounds cool :-)
Julie! if I may explain, CH, BMG and BOMC are clever money-making schemes designed as "of the month clubs", take your pick: cd, dvd, books. CH is Columbia House, BMG is referred to as BMG and BOMC is Book of the Month Club.
Thanx 'lissa :-)
I thought BOMC meant something like 'Babes Oggling Mister Constantine' ;-)
Bring Over More Chocolate!
No prob, Julie! although, I do like krix's definition of BOMC better!!!!
I have some people telling me that Neo isn't really dead....yet. They could be right because the little girl ask the oracle if she will ever see Neo again. Funny, she said yes. Shoot it getting a little confusing from "The Reload" when Neo discover the real truth. From what I understand is Neo die for Zion. Just like the that guy told what 5 other "the one" choice to save. Hey who know maybe this whole things is their plan from the beginning.
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