July 19, 2004
washing the red pill down with green kool-aid


Unless you've been trapped in limbo or living in an underground city near the core of the earth, I'm pretty sure you've heard that the marketing team over at WB is set to give us red pill addicts an overdose with a Matrix 10-disc DVD set just in time for Christmas....

In case you haven't, here's what the set (which should come with its own APU to carry it) shall include:

Seems like pretty much everything a Matrix fan could want, right?

Well, except for that DVD standard- DIRECTORS' COMMENTARY.


That's right. The Brothers W. still "don't wanna talk about it". Instead, there will be commentary by Cornel West, who also appeared in the films as a member of Zion's council and by Ken Wilber who is apparently some fabulous philosopher and a good friend of Larry W.'s.


If you go to integralnaked.org's what's new section you'll see that there is audio of Ken Wilber in an an interview with Larry Wachowski about The Matrix. (Thanks to Petra)

"In the [...] dialogue, for the first time ever, we are lucky enough to hear Larry publicly comment on this situation. As he explains, the movies were in many ways designed not to give answers, but to introduce questions. What does it mean to be human? What is reality? Who is in control? Does God exist? and so on. If he was to explain what he thought the movies meant, he would be providing people with another concept of reality to either accept or reject—either way, the open space created by the question would vanish."

IntegralNaked.org is an interesting site that delivers "Behind the Scenes with the Most Provocative Thinkers in Today's World".

Whatever, dude.

It's also subscription-based so be prepared to whip out your credit card to hear the interview. There is a first month free deal if you really want to check it out, frankly they lost me at "tres cool!" (plus, isn't there an old joke that says "I don't want to part of a club that has Billy Corgan as a member?" Maybe I'm paraphrasing...)

Anyway, yes, I'm sure I'll be drinking the WB kool-aid and getting this set when it comes out, because they've hooked me with the Keanu commentary and extra behind-the-scenes (I so love to watch him at work). I really wish that Larry and Andrew would have done some commentary, though. I loved hearing from them in Revisited.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at July 19, 2004 03:43 PM .

gaaahh! gotta have it!! 10 friggin discs, it'll cost a mint, but we do what we must for the k-man.

**waves** hey krix, hope you're having a good day!

Posted by: lori on July 19, 2004 04:30 PM

mine is kinda sucky, btw, but still , i hope yours is good. you made mine a little better with the 10 disc news...

Posted by: lori on July 19, 2004 04:31 PM

WOW!!!! Any guess on how much this will be? Probably an arm and a leg. I don't think I will ever leave my house if I get it!!!(would you really need to?)

Posted by: Allison on July 19, 2004 04:44 PM


I'm not sure about the price. I've only seen the information on UK websites so the price is in pounds (about 45).

Posted by: krix on July 19, 2004 04:47 PM

Holy crap my head just exploded. That is a sweeet set. *starting to save my amazon pennies now*

Posted by: Kat on July 19, 2004 04:52 PM

Oh man, that just made my year. I am literally drooling right now. It's going to be so beautiful. *sigh*

Posted by: Talia on July 19, 2004 05:36 PM

I broke the news to my hubby last night that I would be getting the 10 disc Matrix set. :-) Of course, he wanted to know what was on it that we didn't already have. KEANU doing the commentary of course! (lol). I just can't wait!

Posted by: bluemmbabe on July 19, 2004 06:11 PM




brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrikikiki! (sims drinking expresso sound)

Posted by: cornflakes on July 19, 2004 06:27 PM

so it's confirmed now?

Posted by: cornflakes on July 19, 2004 06:50 PM

umm..ditto to what what cornflakes squealed..but with an aussie accent..

Posted by: kaz on July 19, 2004 07:11 PM

If you're not willing to give your credit card to an unknown (however cool) site, I'm sure there will be a transcript of Larry's comments up tomorrow on a matrix site near you.

And I remain skeptical about Keanu commentary. *ducks flying objects* I hope I'm wrong. But I'll believe it when I see something in the US from Warner Bros... Has he ever done commentary for a film? Not that this wouldn't be a worthy exception, of course. I'm just not getting my hopes up. :(

Posted by: Nudel on July 19, 2004 08:06 PM

*squealing fan girl squeals along with Cornflakes and Kaz*
I know one thing...I can't live without this box set...and I can't wait for the commentary and footage!

...nope never leaving the house ;-)

Posted by: shelz on July 19, 2004 10:29 PM

Rave Reel- A club-oriented montage of unused and newly edited footage from Reloaded.

Other than this, I can most certainly live without continuing to feed the WB remora.

Posted by: Chianti on July 20, 2004 06:27 AM

I am wih Nudel. I will believe it when I hear it -- and not from WB, but from Reeves himself.

But I will still feed the WB machine.

**ducking with Nudel**

Posted by: Tyler on July 20, 2004 06:42 AM

They had me at "Keanu commentary"! :-D
Though I admit I am a little skeptical too. I want this to have a happier ending then the way that the "Inside the Actor's Studio" episode turned out. Don't mean to be a downer. I'm still hopeful just like everyone else! :)

Posted by: Lisa on July 20, 2004 06:44 AM

Tyler I'd never get hostile about it, I'm just over the hyping the last nickel out if it, you know? They could have done this with a nice three box set with all the goodies when Revolutions came out on DVD, so we would have had a choice then to buy the single DVD or this. Just my opinion. I'm afraid it's going to be way expensive (if it's 45 pounds as Krix said, then it's about $85.)

Posted by: Chianti on July 20, 2004 07:52 AM

*looks over shoulder* Ahem, Wooo Hooo!
LOL @ Lisa's 'They had me at "Keanu commentary"!'
My feelings exactly!

Posted by: sta-cie on July 20, 2004 08:08 AM

this is quite a lot of info to chew on! it's a must have! and i'm looking forward to all that insider info!!!

Posted by: wanda on July 20, 2004 08:55 AM


I understand completely. I agree. I just can't help myself.

Posted by: tyler on July 20, 2004 09:42 AM

**That's right. The Brothers W. still "don't wanna talk about it".**

Oh, for the love of Mike! Can we say EGOTISTICAL ASSHATS? Guys, you've made a movie. It's not the new Bible, it's not the Unified Field Theory, it's not even the secret of the Perfect Bra. It's a freakin' ENTERTAINMENT. Man, it's just so ridiculous that these guys think they've created something so earthshatteringly original and deep that it would somehow ruin people's lives for them to explain it. All we need to do is pick up a few wanktastic French thinkin' books and we'd have it laid out in about three hours.

Here's an idea, guys - why don't you record a TECHNICAL commentary? I mean, do you really think there's nothing else in the film worth discussing besides your oh-so-precious Answers To It All? Hell, I'm sure you could go on for several hours discussing HOW the film was made (which, oddly enough, is what most people who listen to commentaries WANT to hear). I know GaetaDork could talk for weeks about it - don't you have anything to say on that score?

You will now be returned to your regularly scheduled commenting. This has been a broadcast from the Institute for Exasperated Filmgoers.

Posted by: Sparrowhawk on July 20, 2004 12:06 PM

Gee Sparrowhawk, just when I was beginning to wonder where you had gone off to you coming flying in out of nowhere -- and with a vengence I might add :)

BTW, don't tell Monica the Brothers didn't invent the Perfect Bra -- I am convinced its the only thing that kept her from falling into our laps. :)

Posted by: Tyler on July 20, 2004 12:12 PM

My head is spinning just listening to the commentary ABOUT the commentary...LOL!

Posted by: shelz on July 20, 2004 01:02 PM

OMG, out for xmas? i MUST be very very good! i will be, i promise!

Posted by: vika on July 20, 2004 05:39 PM
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