August 1, 2008

The Ultimate Matrix Collection Debuts on Blu-Ray(TM) Hi-Def October 14 From Warner Home Video

The Ultimate Matrix Collection brings the motion pictures that fans have most requested in high definition to Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def for the first time on October 14 from Warner Home Video (WHV) and Village Roadshow Pictures (VRP). This seven-disc collection contains the complete Matrix Trilogy in high definition video and lossless high definition 5.1 audio (Dolby TrueHD) -- each with hours of special features including WHV's ground-breaking In-Movie Experience. The Animatrix, the nine-part anime film, is also included for the first time in high definition. Three additional bonus discs include more than 35 hours of additional features and a digital copy of The Matrix (for use with Windows Media and iPod portable devices) that even further immerses consumers into the ultimate Matrix experience. The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be available as a collection only and will sell for $129.95 SRP. Order due date is September 9.

The Franchise and the Films

The Ultimate Matrix Collection presents the complete adventures of machine-battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the ground-breaking Wachowski brothers' post-modern epic films.

All Matrix films were written and directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski, who spent years nurturing and refining the movie's breakthrough concepts, and were produced by Joel Silver.

The Matrix film franchise is one of Warner Bros.' largest and most prestigious franchises with multi-billion dollar sales generated worldwide across a variety of media formats including theatrical, home video, broadcast, video games and publishing. All three films are in the top ten best-selling sci-fi films of all time and have been nominated for and won numerous awards, including four Oscars(R). The Matrix was the first film on DVD to hit the one million mark in sales during the launch of the format.