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'Matrix Revisted' Spinoff Documentary DVD Keeps the Legend Alive Until the Sequel Arrives

9 Oct, 2001 By: Hive News

The Matrix Revisited --a 2?-hour companion to the four-time Academy Award-winning The Matrix with behind-the-scenes footage from the original film and a sneak peek at the sequels -- bows from Warner Home Video on DVD and VHS Nov. 20.

This DVD-first look at the development of The Matrix trilogy features never-before-seen footage from the original film, fresh interviews with stars and filmmakers Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, the Wachowski brothers, producer Joel Silver and fightchoreographer Master Yuen Wo Ping, background on the origins of The Matrix,how the Academy Award-winning special effects were developed, as well as the actors' grueling training regimens.

Also featured is a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes footage from The Matrix's upcoming sequels and a preview of The Matrix anime project, including a first look at sketches, storyboards, interviews and footage with the animators.

The DVD has more than three hours of hidden features including 188 minutesof music and seven minutes of concealed bonus video material -- and Easter Eggs accessible only to viewers who can find them.

The Matrix Revisited will be available on DVD for $19.98 SRP and on VHS for$14.95 SRP. Street date is Nov. 20.

Also available will be a two-pack containing The Matrix Revisited and The Matrix for $39.98 SRP on DVD and $29.97 SRP on VHS.

The Matrix captured a domestic box-office gross of nearly $171.5 million. The DVD was the first ever to reach sales of three million units, and was voted "DVD of the Year" by the Video Software Dealers Association at the first annual DVD Festival 2000 Awards. The Matrix has sold 8 million units to date on DVD and VHS combined.

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