Originally released as motion pictures: Matrix (1999); Matrix reloaded (2003); Matrix revolutions (2003); Final flight of the Osiris (2003).
Animatrix: Four of the films were originally released on the Animatrix official website; one (Final Flight of the Osiris) was shown in cinemas with the film Dreamcatcher in 2003. The others first appeared with the DVD release of all nine shorts in 2003.
Cataloging based on container.
The Matrix, The Matrix reloaded, The Matrix revolutions: produced by Joel Silver ; written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers ; music by Don Davis ; director of photography, Bill Pope.
The Animatrix (a compilation of nine animated short films based on The Matrix film series): produced by Larry and Andy Wachowski ; directed by Andy Jones [and others].
Laurence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving.
Contains four films about a computer hacker who realizes the world is an elaborate deception created by all-powerful machines of artifical intelligence. In Matrix, in an anti-utopian future, the "real" world is a computer construct, created by an all-powerful artificial intelligence. A small group of humans has found a way out of the construct and is now fighting for the future of the human race. In Matrix reloaded, Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construction of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind. In Matrix revolutions, Neo remains unconscious in the real world, caught in a mysterious subway station that lies between the machine world and the matrix. Bane is still a conduit for Agent Smith, who continues to grow more out of control. Meanwhile, the sentinels are coming dangerously close to Zion. Neo, after meeting The Oracle, decides he must leave Zion and go for the machine mainframe. The Animatrix is a collection of nine animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.
MPAA rating: R, restricted; sci-fi violence and brief language (Matrix); sci-fi violence and some sexuality (Matrix reloaded, Matrix revolutions).
MPAA rating: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned; sci-fi violence, sensuality and language (Final flight of the Osiris). Other episodes in The Animatrix not rated.
DVD; widescreen version (16x9 2.4:1); dual layer format; Dolby digital surround 5.1 (Matrix reloaded, Matrix revolutions, Animatrix); closed-captioned; region 1.
DVD-ROM minimum system requirements: InterActual-compatible player (included on this disc); Microsoft Windows 98SE or later; Microsoft IE 5.1 SP1; Macromedia Flash Player 7; an Internet connection; a DVD-ROM drive; a DirectShow-compatible DVD decoder. This DVD will not work in a CD-ROM drive and the DVD-ROM features are not available on Apple Mac OS.
Matrix: English audio; English subtitles.
Matrix reloaded, Matrix revolutions: English and French audio (Dolby digital surround 5.1); English, French, Spanish subtitles.
Animatrix: English audio; Japanese audio (Dolby digital surround 5.1); English, French, Spanish subtitles.