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"The Matrix 10th Anniversary Edition" (Blu-ray)

The Matrix 10th Anniversary EditionSynopsis

Tom Anderson (Reeves) is a software programmer who sits by his computer at night, as a hacker. He thinks something strange will happen, but does not know what it is.

A stranger named Trinity (Moss) shows up and invites him to meet a friend of hers, named Morpheus (Fishburne).

It is there that he is introduced to The Matrix, where humans are placed in a dream-like state by computers who are, in fact, in control of the planet. In that dream state, humans live what seems to be normal lives, while the computers use the humans to maintain their own survival.

Tom is given the name "Neo", and the team believes he is "The One" who will lead them from the dream state back to reality. Agent Smith (Weaving) is part of the computer system, and he seeks to destroy Neo before Neo can destroy them.

 

Specifications

  • Warner Brothers
  • 1999, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 16 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Starring  Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
  • Directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

This film took years from the planning stage to completion, and it set standards that others have attempted to copy ever since that time. The visual effects are stunning.

Technical

The image is sharp and there is good use of the surrrounds.

Extras

These include Cast and Crew Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg, and John Gaeta, The Making of, Composer Commentary by Don Davis, The Matrix Revisited, Behind The Matrix, The Bathroom Fight, The Code of the Red Dress, Agent Down, Take the Red Pills, Follow the White Rabbit, a booklet commemorating the 10th Anniversary, and other things.

These include the Director's Commentary, The Making of, Inside Action, Black Ops Field Manual, and a Digital Copy (SD DVD) for uploading to your iPod.