Complete Matrix details

Go to the fridge and grab a can of Powerade, this will be a long read. The complete list of extras on the HD-DVD release of The Matrix Trilogy has been published.
The Complete Matrix Trilogy, the “smaller” set which will retail for $99.99 will contain all the films with the following supplements:
The Matrix comes with an In-Movie Experience interactive viewing mode. Also, four seperate commentaries are included (one with philosophers Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber, one with critics Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson, one with cast and crew with Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta and one with composer Don Davis with a music only track) and a written introduction from The Wachowski Brothers, seven featurettes; Making The Matrix, The Dance of the Master: Yuen Wo Ping’s Blocking Tapes, The Bathroom Fight and Wet Wall, The Code of the Red Dress, The Old Exit: Wabash and Lake, Agen Down and But Wait – There’s More, The Music Revisited, a music video, a teaser, a trailer and eight television spots.

The Matrix Reloaded also comes with In-Movie Experience, two commentaries (philosophers and critics), a written introduction with the brothers, the featurettes The Matrix Unfolds, Pre-Load, Get Me an Exit and The MTV Movie Awards Reloaded, Enter The Matrix: The Game, Enter The Matrix scenes, a music video, a teaser, a trailer and eight television spots.

The Matrix Revolutions comes with In-Movie Experience, two more commentaries with philosophers and critics, a written introduction by the brothers, the featurettes Revolutions Recalibrated, Neo Realism: The Evolution of Bullet Time, CG Revolution, Super Big Mini Models, Super Burly Brawl, Double Agent Smith, Mind Over Matter: The Physicality of The Matrix and Future Gamer: The Matrix Online a trailer and six television spots.

OK, that’s the “barebones edition”, the ultimate set also conains some more features for each film.

The Matrix contains the documentary The Matrix Revisited and the featurettes What is Bullet Time?, What is the Concept?, Trinity Escapes, Pod, Kung Fu, The Wall, Bathroom Fight, Government Lobby, Government Roof, Helicopter and Subway.

The Matrix Reloaded contains the featurettes The Freeway Chase, Oakland Streets and Freeway: Unseen Material, Tour of the Merovingian’s Garage, Queen of the Road, Arteries of the Mega-City: The Visual Effects of the Freeway Chase, Foresight: Pre-planning the Mayhem, Freeway Truck Crash: Anatomy of a Shot, Fate of the Freeway, Freeway Action Match, Two Equals Clash, Guardian of the Oracle: Collin Chou, Creating the Burly Brawl, A Conversation with Master Wo Ping , Chad Stahelski: The Other Neo , Burly Brawl Action Match, Spiraling Virtual Shot: Anatomy of a Shot, The Great Hall, Building the Merovingian’s Lair, Tiger Style: A Day in the Life of Chen Hu, Heavy Metal: Weapons of the Great Hall, The Exiles and Big Brother is Watching: The Architect’s Office.

The Matrix Revolutions includes the 31 featurettes Before the Revolution, 3-D Evolution, Owen’s Army: The Australian Art Dept., 2nd Unit: A World of Their Own, Bill Pope: Cinematographer of The Matrix, Masters of Light and Shadow, Coat Check, Upsidedown Under, Fast Break, Exploding Man, Gun Club, The Extras of Club Hel, The Skybarn, The Crater, The Egg, Anatomy of the Superpunch, Super Burly Brawl, Geography of Zion, The Ships, Tour of the Neb, Matrix TV, Logos Fight Expansion, Dig This, The Siege Action Match, Anatomy of a Shot: Mifune’s Last Stand, Building an APU, Product of Zion, Revolutionary Composition, The Glue, Dane Tracks and Cause and Effects.

Then there’s the bonus discs. The first disc contains The Animatrix along with audio commentaries for the segments The Second Renaissance Part I, The Second Renaissance Part II, Program and World Record, the documentary Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime and making of segments for all nine episodes. Also included are the documentaries Return to Source: Philosophy & The Matrix (AKA Braniac’s Revenge) and The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction.

The final disc in the ultimate collection inlcludes the featurettes The Burly Man Chronicles, Pre Production, The Alameda Shoot and The Australia Shoot, photo galleries, the rave reel, The Matrix Online, two music videos, theatrical trailers and TV spots.

OK, so pick this set up along with the Ultimate Superman set and no one will ever see you again.

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