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The Matrix [10th Anniversary] [Blu-ray] [1999]

Release Date:01/12/2010
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What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It's the year 1999, and Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It's through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson -- none of what's going on around him is real. The year is actually closer to 2199, and it seems Thomas, like most people, is a victim of The Matrix, a massive artificial intelligence system that has tapped into people's minds and created the illusion of a real world, while using their brains and bodies for energy, tossing them away like spent batteries when they're through. Morpheus, however, is convinced Neo is "The One" who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom. The Matrix is the second feature film from the sibling writer/director team of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, who made an impressive debut with the stylish erotic crime thriller Bound.~Mark Deming


Written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers

4 commentaries: Philosophers: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber, Critics: 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

Feature-legth documentary, the Matrix revisited

Behind the Matrix documentary gallery: 7 featurettes

Take the red pill documentary gallery: 2 featurettes

Follow the white rabbit documentary gallery: 9 featurettes

The msuic revisited: 41-track audio selection of nearly 3 hours of music

Marilyn Manson rock is dead music video

Theatrical trailers and tv spots