The Matrix, the legendary, groundbreaking sci-fi film, and its visually dazzling second and third installments, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were produced with future technology execution in mind. The Matrix, the first DVD to sell one million copies and to date a $1 billion worldwide franchise, will be part of two new definitive high definition collections to be released by Warner Home Video and Village Roadshow Pictures on May 22.
"The Ultimate Matrix Collection," for the hardcore Matrix fan, presents the complete adventures of machine battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the Wachowski brothers' post-modern epic films. This collection will contain, for the first time, all three HD DVD versions of "The Matrix" series with more than 35 hours of bonus material in 5 double sided discs. The second offering, "The Complete Matrix Trilogy," contains HD DVD versions of the three "Matrix" films in a 3-disc set, perfect for new and current "Matrix" fans who just want to see all three "Matrix" films in hi-definition.
Both "The Ultimate Matrix Collection" and "The Complete Matrix Trilogy" come with the In-Movie Experience (IME), an exclusive interactive feature that allows viewers to enjoy new ways of accessing interviews and other material while the movie is running. For these titles, the IME will let viewers experience via picture in picture the evolution of all "The Matrix's" ground breaking elements through the recollections of the cast and creative team.
"The Matrix" Series on HD DVD is the definitive and ultimate film compilation for the ultimate hi-def format. "The Ultimate Matrix Collection" will be available for $119.99 SRP and "The Complete Matrix Trilogy" available for $99.99 SRP. Blu-ray Disc versions of both collections will be released later this year.