The explosive first sequel to The Matrix comes to DVD with a superb two-disc edition. With a widescreen anamorphic transfer of the film that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio (a full-screen version was released simultaneously), the disc features the English soundtrack in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0. Additionally, a dubbed French audio track is included in Dolby Digital 5.1 and English, Spanish, and French subtitles are available. While a commentary track is missing, the bonus features are certainly not lacking. "Preload" and "The Freeway Chase" are featurettes that both offer in-depth glimpses into the making of the film, and "The MTV Movie Awards Reloaded" is an hilarious parody starring Seann William Scott and Justin Timberlake. Four additional featurettes round out the package, offering looks at the video game inspired by the movie, the Animatrix short films, and the phenomenon of the Matrix universe.
Preload - get behind the scenes
The Matrix Unfolds - a look at the Matrix phenomenon
It’s been a while since we had seen the last matrix. With the exception of one drawn out scene it’s full of suspense and action. The Dolby atmos sound was good with heavy rain at the end and machines everywhere in scenes. Visually it was more stunning than we remembered, good 4K rendering.
The Matrix Returns ti continue the story with an Epic bang . This 4K version is a fantastic way of experiencing this amazing movie. The picture and sounds are like no other version. This version is a most have for all Matrix Fans!
If you're a fan of the series or do not own these movies already, this is a no brainer purchase. The enhanced visuals, as well as the sound and audio mix, are worth the buy alone! My only real complaint is the 4K versions have a significantly less greenish tint on the picture of the film. Don't get me wrong the visuals themselves look much better in 4K, but for some reason the actual image of the films no longer have as much of a green tint to them. For some it might not be a big deal, but the green tint was kind of what gave The Matrix films their own look. It's a minor complaint, but something that I definitely will miss when watching them.
Besides that, this is an excellent purchase and the steelbooks themselves look incredible!
The main thing with buying 4K is just being sure there aren't glitches, and the visuals and sound are good. I remember when some of the first remastered Blu-Rays came out, you had weird sound transfers, or glitchy batches.
The 4Ks I've bought so far have been free of these kinds of issues. The Matrix Reloaded looks and sounds good. I remember that in the theater, I though some of the Neo/Smith fight scenes with the dozens of Smith copies looked a bit video-game-like since that level of CGI technology was new. The 4K seems to have smoothed that out a bit. Just remember that in 2003 it was new ground. Overall a good disc that worth having.