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The Matrix Collection official...10/14

post #1 of 774
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Warner Home Video has announced that they will bring the highly anticipated 'The Ultimate Matrix Collection' to Blu-ray on October 14th. The seven-disc set will include five BD-50s - one disc for each of the three Matrix films, one for Animatrix, and one for "The Matrix Experience" - and two DVDs. Also included in the set will be a hard-cover book with photos and information from the films.

Video will be presented in 1080p VC-1 and accompanied by a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Extras for this release include:

3 Exclusive In-Move Experience BonusView features
35 hours of extras
Digital download of 'The Matrix'
Much more

...and it's also the rumored date for the new Indiana Jones on Blu-Ray! Shaping up to be an expensive month.
post #2 of 774
Excellent news but I pre-ordered the U.K Trilogy from amazon.co.uk for $32 including shipping taking full advantage of the pricing error.

Warner better re-encode the entire trilogy for Blu-ray or try to at least feature 24-bit audio or an additional LPCM track if they have decided to waste 20 GB.
post #3 of 774
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post

Excellent news but I pre-ordered the U.K Trilogy from amazon.co.uk for $32 including shipping taking full advantage of the pricing error.

Warner better re-encode the entire trilogy for Blu-ray or try to at least feature 24-bit audio or an additional LPCM track if they have decided to waste 20 GB.

Sweet. But you'll have to wait a month longer:

Availability: This title will be released on November 17, 2008. Pre-order now! Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk.
post #4 of 774
No issues. I have already seen the Trilogy dozen times on HD DVD. So can wait.
post #5 of 774
I just want The Matrix, that's IT!

You can keep parts 2&3 because they are total garbage!
post #6 of 774
And the Animatrix is in HD this time! SWEET!
post #7 of 774
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Originally Posted by Rieper View Post

I just want The Matrix, that's IT!

You can keep parts 2&3 because they are total garbage!

tssk tssk... They may not be as good as the first one, but they're not that bad either. And Monica Bellucci is in them. Do I need to say more?
post #8 of 774
Where's my set that only includes the first movie and Animatrix - the only two pieces of the series worth owning?
post #9 of 774
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post

Excellent news but I pre-ordered the U.K Trilogy from amazon.co.uk for $32 including shipping taking full advantage of the pricing error.

Warner better re-encode the entire trilogy for Blu-ray or try to at least feature 24-bit audio or an additional LPCM track if they have decided to waste 20 GB.

Warner has already said they aren't doing re-encodes on HD DVD catch-up titles, except the ones with the vertical aliasing (like The Perfect Storm). The extra 20 GB (or rather, part of it) is most likely being used for the The Matrix Revisited movie-length documentaries and other special features that were on the DVD side of the Ultimate Collection HD DVD combo discs.
post #10 of 774
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

tssk tssk... They may not be as good as the first one, but they're not that bad either. And Monica Bellucci is in them. Do I need to say more?

Fair enough. Not looking for a fight...

However, I hope we get The Matrix by itself, and not have to wait months after the "Collection" is released.

No way in hell am I paying for 2&3 just to own 1.

(p.s. I have Monica Bellucci on BD already, and the movie's called Shoot Em Up and she looks 10x better in that than she ever did in The Matrix 2&3)
post #11 of 774
Best News all day! Thanks! :-) got to pre-order it
post #12 of 774
Are the IMEs really exclusive or were they on the HD DVDs? Also, MSRP?

I don't love The Matrix movies to death...
post #13 of 774
MSRP $129 WTF???!!!!

Are they stoned? I need some of what their smoking for when I drop that much coin on the set.......

I love this series. I got the regular HD-DVD set for $20 when it came out. I'm going all in this time. 16bit TrueHD here I come!
I can marathon the trilogy consecutively and not get bored. The 2 sequels may not live up to the philosophical themes of the first. But at least the Christ tale comes full circle. The freeway chase is the best modern car chase by far. And the last movie looks like something out of a George Lucas film(I'm still surprised he didn't take them to court).

Best thing about a movie by the Wachowski brothers is that you can always find a solid soundtrack and some of the finest suits never worn by P.Diddy/Diddy.


After seeing all of that it might actually be worth that price.
Pic courtesy of highdefdiscnews and dvdactive

edit- It comes with a digital download? I'm a sucker for iphone candy, so worth it.
post #14 of 774
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MSRP $129 WTF???!!!!

Are they stoned? I need some of what their smoking for when I drop that much coin on the set.......

I love this series. I got the regular HD-DVD set for $20 when it came out. I'm going all in this time. 16bit TrueHD here I come!
I can marathon the trilogy consecutively and not get bored. The 2 sequels may not live up to the philosophical themes of the first. But at least the Christ tale comes full circle. The freeway chase is the best modern car chase by far.

Agreed about the freeway chase...still probably my favorite all around demo piece. I have been scared to play that scene lately though as the last time I played (which was the first time I ever played the HD-DVD version) it, it fried my BK amp! I am going to give it another shot soon though as I have played countless other LFE heavy movies without issue so I am assuming (hoping) it was a fluke. I actualy like 2 and 3 as much as the first, but for dif reasons. 2 and 3 are 2 of the best A/V experiences (especialy audio) in HT IMO.

I am not double dipping on this set though as I see no point as the PQ/AQ will be identical to the HD-DVD. Why are you double dipping if you dont mind me asking?
post #15 of 774
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I am not double dipping on this set though as I see no point as the PQ/AQ will be identical to the HD-DVD. Why are you double dipping if you dont mind me asking?

I got the set for $20 due to CCs computers.

And the Animatrix is a wonderful supplement for the series. I've been dying for that in HD. But if doesn't have TrueHD I will flip the s$^t. Some of them have some pretty aggressive sound.

That and I really love the trilogy, the costumes, characters, score, story. All of it. If the Wachowskis would cover the filmaking seams better the entire thing would rank above Star Wars for me. Not above LOTR. And all 3 have some of the finest audio ever.

And I've always wanted that 'Matrix Experience' thing. Never saw a point though. But if a doc is in HD, I'll watch it.
If I can get this for under $90 I'll be happy. $70 would be the sweetspot, the Matrix trilogy should never cost more than the Godfather trilogy.

Watch, with my luck and love for boxsets the Alien Quadrilogy will be announced for the following month. Evaporating all my BD funds.


edit- http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Matri...dp/B000OPPBEQ/ $90.95 close.
post #16 of 774
Are the sources for the Animatrix rendered in 1080p?
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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post

Are the sources for the Animatrix rendered in 1080p?

Most studios request an HD master (D5 back then, HDSR now) as part of the required deliverables within a contract so I'm going to assume yes. But you know what Sam Jackson said in Long Kiss Goodnight..."Assumptions make an ass out of u and mptions."
post #18 of 774
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Originally Posted by shadowrage View Post

I got the set for $20 due to CCs computers.

And the Animatrix is a wonderful supplement for the series. I've been dying for that in HD. But if doesn't have TrueHD I will flip the s$^t. Some of them have some pretty aggressive sound.

That and I really love the trilogy, the costumes, characters, score, story. All of it. If the Wachowskis would cover the filmaking seams better the entire thing would rank above Star Wars for me. Not above LOTR. And all 3 have some of the finest audio ever.

And I've always wanted that 'Matrix Experience' thing. Never saw a point though. But if a doc is in HD, I'll watch it.
If I can get this for under $90 I'll be happy. $70 would be the sweetspot, the Matrix trilogy should never cost more than the Godfather trilogy.

Watch, with my luck and love for boxsets the Alien Quadrilogy will be announced for the following month. Evaporating all my BD funds.


Nice Agreed about LOTR's.

I love these movies as well, but I have not seen the Animatrix...will definately check this out.
post #19 of 774
I don't want the DVDs. All I want are the 4 BDs seperately, but I know that somehow it won't be priced all that much differently regardless.
post #20 of 774
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Sam Jackson said in Long Kiss Goodnight..."Assumptions make an ass out of u and mptions."

Jackson didn't say that - it was the white guy from 13th Floor...
post #21 of 774
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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post

Are the sources for the Animatrix rendered in 1080p?

The animatrix had some limited 35mm screenings so I would say yes.
post #22 of 774
Matrix 1 only for standard single disc pricing plez kthnxbye.
post #23 of 774
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Originally Posted by vanilla rice View Post

Jackson didn't say that - it was the white guy from 13th Floor...

Oh yes he did, in The Long Kiss Goodnight. I hold this as one of the funniest things I've heard in a movie. I still giggle.
post #24 of 774
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Originally Posted by Paul Cordingley View Post

Oh yes he did, in The Long Kiss Goodnight. I hold this as one of the funniest things I've heard in a movie. I still giggle.

what a good movie well both matrix and Long kiss goodnight one of the first dvd's i bought in 98 and it still plays 10 years latter
post #25 of 774
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Originally Posted by Rieper View Post

I just want The Matrix, that's IT!

You can keep parts 2&3 because they are total garbage!

sigh...I get the feeling that might not happen ever.
post #26 of 774
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Originally Posted by Frank Jaeger-Fox View Post

sigh...I get the feeling that might not happen ever.

Warner released them seperatly on HD DVD here. So its not impossible.
post #27 of 774
I've already ordered the UK trilogy set for the aforementioned silly price, but the full-fat US boxset will be mine, oh yes.

And for those stressing about getting Animatrix separately, the UK is getting that one as an individual release as it's not part of the boxset.
post #28 of 774
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Originally Posted by teiresias View Post

Where's my set that only includes the first movie and Animatrix - the only two pieces of the series worth owning?

This is the set I would like too.

And I want the original "brown" Matrix, but that's never going to happen.

The second and third parts aren't the worst movies I've seen and I guess I might have watched them again, but until Warner fix their encoding and learn how to compress grain without artifacts everywhere, I don't want to give them more money than necessary.
post #29 of 774
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Originally Posted by shadowrage View Post

MSRP $129 WTF???!!!!

Are they stoned? I need some of what their smoking for when I drop that much coin on the set.......

I love this series. I got the regular HD-DVD set for $20 when it came out. I'm going all in this time. 16bit TrueHD here I come!
I can marathon the trilogy consecutively and not get bored. The 2 sequels may not live up to the philosophical themes of the first. But at least the Christ tale comes full circle. The freeway chase is the best modern car chase by far. And the last movie looks like something out of a George Lucas film(I'm still surprised he didn't take them to court).

Best thing about a movie by the Wachowski brothers is that you can always find a solid soundtrack and some of the finest suits never worn by P.Diddy/Diddy.


After seeing all of that it might actually be worth that price.
Pic courtesy of highdefdiscnews and dvdactive

edit- It comes with a digital download? I'm a sucker for iphone candy, so worth it.



$130?!

I'll just continue enjoying my HD DVD version. I only really watched Matrix 1 more than once. 2 and 3 are meh for me and Animatrix in HD is about the only thing I really want but it's not worth the 20ish I paid for SD version, 60ish I paid for red, and now $130 for Blu version. I think I'm done with Matrix and Animatrix folks
post #30 of 774
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Originally Posted by eric.exe View Post

Matrix 1 only for standard single disc pricing plez kthnxbye.

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