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The Matrix

Author: Andy WachowskiLana WachowskiJoel SilverKeanu ReevesLaurence FishburneAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Science fiction films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Wachowski; Lana Wachowski; Joel Silver; Keanu Reeves; Laurence Fishburne; Carrie-Anne Moss; Hugo Weaving; Gloria Foster; Joe Pantoliano; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Village Roadshow Pictures.; Groucho II Film Partnership.; Silver Pictures.; Warner Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0790742616 9780790742618
OCLC Number: 42415882
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitels; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
Special features: Cast and crew [text feature] ; The dream world: Commentary [track] by Carrie-Anne Moss, visual effects supervisor editor John Gaeta and editor Zach Staenberg ; Making "The Matrix" [making-of documentary], (25 min.) ; What is Bullet Time? [special effects documentary (red pill on the menu)] (6 min.) ; Music-only track with commentary by composer Don Davis ; Follow the white rabbit [option to play movie with viewable hidden special effects footage] ; DVD-ROM features include Matrix events ; The one ; Alternate realities ; Programmed realities ; Original theatrical web site ; links to various sites [requires Windows 95 or better, DVD-ROM drive].
Credits: Cinematographer, Bill Pope; visual effects, John Gaeta; production designer, Owen Paterson; editor, Zach Staenberg; music, Don Davis ; kung fu choreographer, Yuen Wo Ping.
Cast: Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity), Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith), Gloria Foster (Oracle), Joe Pantoliano (Cypher).
Awards: Academy Award, 2000: Best editing; Best effects, sound effects editing; Best effects, visual effects; Best sound.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Contents: Trinity in a jam --
Impossible pursuit --
Follow instructions --
The question --
"They're coming for you." --
Unable to speak --
Getting the bug out --
Morpheus' proposal --
Down the rabbit hole --
Slimy rebirth --
Nebuchadnezzar's crew --
The real world --
The search is over --
Training begins --
Morpheus/Neo matchup --
First jump --
The gatekeepers --
Running silent and deep --
Dealing for bliss --
Off to see the oracle --
There is no spoon --
Choices ... and a cookie --
Glitch in the matrix --
One left behind --
Heroes unplugged --
Cypher's burnout --
Matters of belief --
Virus to be cured --
Lobby shooting spree --
Dodge this --
Gotcha --
Rooftop rescue --
Subway showdown --
"My name is Neo." --
Sentinels attack --
"He is the one." --
Final connections --
End credits.
Other Titles: Matrix (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Village Roadshow Productions ; Groucho II Film Partnership ; Silver Pictures ; produced by Joel Silver ; written and directed by the Wachowski brothers.

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Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--for which non-organic life is "the cure."

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