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The Ultimate Matrix Collection
The Ultimate Matrix Collection

The Ultimate Matrix Collection is a DVD release featuring all the titles in the Matrix Series, as well as several hours of special features, spread over 10 discs. Image File history File links This is a DVD cover. ... Image File history File links This is a DVD cover. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Matrix series spans major motion pictures, Japanese-style animation, and video games in an attempt to tell a story thats part science fiction, part modern myth, with elements of cyberpunk, computer science, philosophy of mind, Hinduism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Buddhism, classical mythology, and other influences. ...

It was released by Warner Home Video on December 7, 2004. Warner Home Videos present logo Warner Home Video is a home video company founded in 1978 as WCI Home Video (for Warner Communications, Inc. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The aim of the collection was to compile all three movies in the trilogy in one release, as well as The Animatrix, the feature length documentary The Matrix Revisited and many other extras that were not available on the three previous, separate releases. Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Matrix Revisited is a documentary on the production of the movie The Matrix. ...

A Limited Edition of the Ultimate Matrix Collection was also released, packaged in a transparent case and including an exclusive resin bust of Neo and 80-page booklet.

Summary of New Features

The first movie has been digitally enhanced so that it matches the clarity and colour palette of the sequels.

All three films now include two audio commentaries: one by the critics Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson; and one by the philosophers Ken Wilber and Cornel West. In a written introduction, the Wachowski Brothers explain that this is to inspire an implied dialogue between both camps so that the audience "might triangulate their own position". A major selling point of DVD video is that its storage capacity allows for a wide variety of extra features in addition to the feature film itself. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... David Thomson is a noted film critic, and author of the lauded New Biographical Dictionary of Film. ... A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy. ... Ken Wilber Kenneth Earl Wilber Jr. ... Cornel West Cornel Ronald West (b. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ...

The set also features The Matrix Reloaded Revisited and The Matrix Revolutions Revisited, two new 'making of' documentaries on the sequels, divided into segments on larger sequences or aspects of production, which may in turn be viewed as short (~5-20 minute) segments. The Reloaded Revisited disk also includes the footage shot especially for the Enter the Matrix computer game, which previously could only be seen after having completed certain parts of the game. Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on the Matrix series. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...

Three of the disks are not connected to specific movies in the series. "The Roots Of The Matrix" contains two short documentaries, discussing philosophy and science of the series as a whole. "The Burlyman Chronicles" provides a documentary on the trials and tribulations faced by the crew in the production of the two movies sequels. Finally, "The Zion Archive" is a collection of information on the merchandising, marketing and spin-off franchises, as well as miscellaneous material such as concept sketches. Philosopher in Meditation (detail), by Rembrandt. ... Science in the broadest sense refers to any knowledge or trained skill, especially (but not exclusively) when this is attained by verifiable means. ...

The Discs

The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition
The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition

The collection consists of the following: Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

The Matrix is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. ... The Matrix Revisited is a documentary on the production of the movie The Matrix. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... The Zion Archive is a DVD provided with The Ultimate Matrix Collection that contains several forms of media such as pictures and video that all relate to the creation of The Matrix Trilogy. ...


The booklet included the following bibliography: (amazon url links are appended for convenience)

Arroyo, Jose - Action/Spectacle Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader. British Film Institute 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0851707572/002-0974464-1479269

Brand, Stewart - The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility: The Ideas Behind the World's Slowest Computer. Basic Books 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0465007805/002-0974464-1479269

Brighton, Henry, Howard Selina, and Richard Appignanesi - Introducing Artificial Intelligence. Totem Books 2004 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1840464631/002-0974464-1479269

Brockman, John - The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century. Vintage Books 2002 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375713425/002-0974464-1479269

Chalmers, David J - The Conscious Mind - In Search of a Fundamental Theory. Oxford University Press 1997 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195117891/002-0974464-1479269

Clark, Andy - Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Oxford University Press 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195138570/002-0974464-1479269

Cook, David A - A History of Narrative Film. W W Norton & Company, 4th edition 2004 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393968197/002-0974464-1479269

Damasio, Antonio J - The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. Harcourt 1999 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099288761/026-1226801-5148404

Dennett, Daniel J - Darwins's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life. Simon & Schuster 1996 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/068482471X/002-0974464-1479269

Dickson, W K L, Thomas Edison and Antonia Dickson - History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph. Museum of Modern Art, New York 2002 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0810962187/002-0974464-1479269

Dyson, Esther - Release 2.1: A Design for Living in the Digital Age. Broadway Books 1998 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/076790012X/002-0974464-1479269

Gordon, Deborah M and Michelle Schwengel - Ants At Work: How an Insect Society is Organized. W W Norton and Company 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393321320/002-0974464-1479269

Gray, Beverly - Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches and Driller Killers. Thunder's Mouth Press 2004 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1560255552/002-0974464-1479269

Haber, Karen - Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present. St Martin's Press 2003 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312313586/002-0974464-1479269

Hughes, Howard - Pocket Essentials Film: Spaghetti Westerns. Trafalgar Square 2001 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1903047420/026-1226801-5148404

Irwin, William - The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (popular Culture and Philosophy, V. 3). Open Court Publishing Company 2002 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/081269502X/002-0974464-1479269

Johnson, Steven - Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software. Scribner 2002 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/068486875X/002-0974464-1479269

Kelly, Kevin - Out Of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World. Perseus Books Group 1995 http://www.kk.org/outofcontrol/contents.php

Koch, Christof - The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach. Roberts and Co 2004 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0974707708/002-0974464-1479269

Kurzweil, Ray - The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. Penguin Putnam 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140282025/002-0974464-1479269

Lloyd, Peter B - Exegesis of the Matrix. Whole-Being Books 2003 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1902987098/026-1226801-5148404

Macias, Patrick, Happy Ujihashi, Kinji Fukasaku and Takashi Miike - TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion. Cadence Books 2001 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1569316813/002-0974464-1479269

Magee, Bryan - Confessions of a Philosopher: A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy From Plato to Popper. Modern Library 1999 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375750363/002-0974464-1479269

McGinn, Colin - The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Perennial 2003 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060197927/002-0974464-1479269

Napier, Susan Jolliffe - Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. Palgrave MacMillan 2001 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312238622/002-0974464-1479269

Newman, Kim - Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema. St Martin's Press 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312253699/002-0974464-1479269

Pym, John (Editor) - Time Out Film Guide. Penguin Books, 13th edition 2004 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904978215/026-1226801-5148404

Rheingold, Howard - Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Perseus Books Group 2002 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0738206083/002-0974464-1479269

Rucker, Rudy - Infinity and the Mind. Princeton University press 1995 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0691001723/002-0974464-1479269

Sargeant, Jack (Editor), Stephanie Watson (Editor), Stephen Watson - Lost Highways: An Illustrated History of Road Movies. Creation Pub Group 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1871592682/002-0974464-1479269

Searle, John R - The Mystery of Consciousness. New York Review of Books 1997 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0940322064/002-0974464-1479269

Shirley, John - Gurdjieff - An Introduction to His Life and Ideas. Jeremy P. Tarcher 2004 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1585422878/002-0974464-1479269

Solnit, Rebecca - River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. Penguin Books 2004 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0670031763/002-0974464-1479269

Sterling, Bruce - Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next 50 Years. Random house Trade Paperbacks 2003 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679463224/002-0974464-1479269

Turkle, Sherry - The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. Simon & Schuster 1984 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671468480/002-0974464-1479269

West, Cornel (Editor) - The Cornel West Reader. Basic Civitas Books 2000 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0465091105/002-0974464-1479269

Wilber, Ken - A Brief History of Everything. Shambhala, 2nd Edition 2001 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1570627401/002-0974464-1479269

The Matrix series
Films The Matrix  | The Matrix Reloaded  | The Matrix Revolutions
The Animatrix Final Flight of the Osiris | The Second Renaissance | Kid's Story | Program | World Record | Beyond | A Detective Story | Matriculated
Soundtracks The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score | The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture | The Matrix Reloaded: The Album
The Matrix Revolutions: Music From The Motion Picture | The Animatrix: The Album
Games Enter the Matrix | The Matrix Online | The Matrix: Path of Neo
Characters Neo | Trinity | Morpheus | Smith | Agents | Oracle | Architect | Niobe | Minor human characters | Programs and machines
Locations The Matrix | Mega City | Club Hel | Mobil Ave | Zero One (Machine City) | Zion | List of ships in the Matrix series
Cast and crew Wachowski brothers | Keanu Reeves | Laurence Fishburne | Carrie-Anne Moss | Hugo Weaving | Jada Pinkett Smith | Owen Paterson | John Gaeta | Geof Darrow | Steve Skroce
Other topics Matrix digital rain | The Matrix character names | The Matrix Revisited | The Ultimate Matrix Collection
Related topics Bullet time | Cyberpunk | Digitalism | Martial arts film | Messiahs in fiction | Virtual reality
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The Matrix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5045 words)
The Matrix is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.
The film describes a world in which the Matrix is an artificial reality created by sentient machines in order to pacify, subdue and make use of the human population as an energy source by growing them and connecting them to the Matrix with cybernetic implants.
It turns out that the world which Neo has inhabited since birth, the Matrix, is an illusory simulated reality construct of the world of 1999, developed by the machines to keep the human population docile whilst they are connected to generators and their energy is harvested.
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