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The Matrix [Blu-ray] [10th Anniversary; With Movie Money]

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  • Blu-ray
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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • With THE MATRIX, the Wachowskis have established themselves as innovative filmmakers who push the boundaries of live-action films. Like the groundbreaking STAR WARS, THE MATRIX (also the first film of a trilogy) showcases a unique visual style, one the Wachowskis achieved through an array of techniques and digital effects, some never before seen in mainstream Hollywood films. Although computer morphing technology had been used before in films such as THE ABYSS and TERMINATOR 2, the Wachowskis were the first to use "bullet time," a time-bending digital effect that utilizes both computer-generated imagery and still photography.

    The film itself is a complex story that aspires to mythology, focusing on a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He finds his answer with a group of strangers led by the charismatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). What they encounter in confronting that truth makes for a lightning-paced, eye-popping thrill ride of a movie. Packed with stunning fight scenes (choreographed by accomplished Hong Kong director Yuen Wo-Ping), astonishing visual effects, quotable lines, and a terrific supporting cast (led by Carrie-Anne Moss, in her first major Hollywood film), THE MATRIX is a bold triumph that raises the bar for all science fiction films.

    Academy Awards Best Sound 1999
    Academy Awards Best Visual Effects 1999
    Academy Awards Best Editing 1999 Zach Staenberg Editor
    Academy Awards Best Sound Effects Editing 1999 Dane Davis Academy Award Winning Sound Effects Editor for THE MATRIX

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  • Credits
    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Larry Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne III, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano, Gloria Foster, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, Anthony Ray Parker, Belinda McClory
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A feast of unexpected fidgets and perspectives, punctuated by trademark overhead shots and teasing detail and detour....THE MATRIX is a wonderland of tricks and stunts..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...THE MATRIX soars with its feet in the air..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A breathtaking rollercoaster ride..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Premiere

    "...Clever....This virtual-reality saga takes advantage of Reeves' sometimes endearingly boyish personality..."
    USA Today

    "...A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...THE MATRIX is a visually dazzling cyberadventure, full of kinetic excitement....It's great looking, both in its design and in the kinetic energy that powers it. It uses flawlessly integrated special effects and animation to visualize regions of cyberspace..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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