The Matrix Trilogy To Get 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Release This Fall
Though I strongly advise not holding your breath when it comes to waiting for a fourth entry into the franchise, us fans of The Matrix Trilogy at least have something pretty cool that we can look forward to in the near future. As it turns out, the trinity of movies (pun intended) that changed the game in so many ways will soon be getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment.
Granted, the first flick did arrive on that very format a few months back, but the real story here is that the rest will follow suit on October 30th. To be more specific, you can buy the trilogy as a complete set via the $70.99 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, or purchase either The Matrix Reloaded or The Matrix Revolutions for $29.99 individually. But if the digital format’s your thing, you’ll be able to indulge slightly earlier on October 2nd. Either way, it’s safe to say that Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and Agent Smith have never looked better.
What’s also worth mentioning is that director of photography Bill Pope supervised the remastering process, so we’ve been given that measure of reassurance regarding quality control. That said, I can’t help but wonder if he enjoyed revisiting the scene in Reloaded where he made a cameo as a security guard.
When it comes to bonus content, there really isn’t much – if any – new material of which to speak, but here’s what’ll be on hand:
The Matrix: Written Introduction by The Wachowskis, “Philosopher” Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur, “Critics” Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson, “Cast & Crew” Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta, “Composer” Commentary by Don Davis with Music Only Track, The Matrix Revisited, Follow the White Rabbit, Take the Red Pill, Marilyn Manson “Rock is Dead” Music Video, Teaser Trailer, Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots.
The Matrix Reloaded: In-Movie Experience – Cast and creative team guide you through a unique infiltration of the filmmaking, Written Introduction by The Wachowskis, “Philosopher”, Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur, “Critics” Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson, Behind The Matrix, Car Chase, Teahouse Fight, Unplugged, I’ll Handle Them, The Exiles, Enter The Matrix: The Game, Enter The Matrix, P.O.D Sleeping Awake Music Video, Theatrical Trailer, and TV Spots.
The Matrix Revolutions: In-Movie Experience – Cast and creators navigate you through the Trilogy’s thunderous conclusion – all as you watch the movie, Written Introduction by The Wachowskis, “Philosopher” Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilbur, “Critics”, Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson, Behind The Matrix, Crew, Hel, New Blue World, Siege, Aftermath, Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots.
Tell us, will you be taking the red pill once again by picking up The Matrix Trilogy on this superior format? Let us know in the usual place below!