Warner Brothers Home Video is preparing a pleasant little surprise for devotees of the 1999 techno-fable “The Matrix”, which topped the DVD sales charts for months after its release. Although the DVD of the film was very well presented and filled with a surplus of bonus materials, it became clear from the public support of the film that everyone was clamoring for more. Since the release, Warner has compiled an impressive collection of behind the scenes footage and thoughtful commentary on the film for a DVD release. Unlike traditional special edition re-releases which force the consumer to repurchase a movie, Warner is releasing the new material by itself under the title The Matrix Revisited as a supplement to the film
Been in The Matrix? Now take the next leap of understanding with The Matrix Revisited. Experience the nuts, the bolts, the creative thunder of the cyberthriller that thrust moviemaking into an astonishing new dimension with never-before-seen footage from the original movie and exclusive reflections by those who lived it. Then go deeper with a look forward into the reality that is unfolding in real time: the sequels simmering to life at hidden locations around the world; an eye-popping first glace into The Matrix Anime – new dimensions that explain more about The Matrix. The Matrix Revisited is the who, what, where, when and wow of a phenomenon that has just begun. It will make you dream in bullet time.
As for specific features, the new DVD picks up right where the original left off. The disc starts off with “What is to Come?” – a behind the scenes featurette from “Matrix 2”, “What is Animatrix?” – a preview of the Matrix Anime, “What is the Matrix.com” – a preview of the upcoming new website, “The True Followers” – interviews with hardcore fans, “The Dance of the Master” – a featurette showcasing the fight choreography of Wu Ping, “The Bathroom Fight and Wet Wall” – a scene study with BTS footage, “But Wait, There’s More” – a music montage with never before seen footage from “The Matrix”. The disc will also contain extensive DVD-ROM content and four easter eggs labled “Chase in the Alley”, “The Woman in Red”, “Gun Training” and “Juke Box”.
On November 20th, Warner will offer up this comprehensive look at one of the biggest films in years for the suggested retail price is $19.98. All you have to do is take the red pill.