The Matrix

The Matrix

Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne

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Overview

What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It's the year 1999, and Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It's through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson -- none of what's going on around him is real. The year is actually closer to 2199, and it seems Thomas, like most people, is a victim of The Matrix, a massive artificial intelligence system that has tapped into people's minds and created the illusion of a real world, while using their brains and bodies for energy, tossing them away like spent batteries when they're through. Morpheus, however, is convinced Neo is "The One" who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom. The Matrix is the second feature film from the sibling writer/director team of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, who made an impressive debut with the stylish erotic crime thriller Bound.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2007
UPC: 0085391163176
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:16:00
Sales rank: 6,507

Special Features

Behind-the-scenes documentaries; Cast/crew commentary; Music-only audio track; Follow the White Rabbit and Take the Red Pills for more mysterious, mind-bending extras; DVD-ROM pc enhanced features: Take the Are You the One" challenge, Access the screenplay, Storyboards, Genre essays and sampler trailers; Answer the question Do You Know Kung Fu? and more; Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Neo
Laurence Fishburne Morpheus
Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity
Hugo Weaving Agent Smith
Gloria Foster The Oracle
Joe Pantoliano Cypher
Marcus Chong Tank
Paul Goddard Agent Brown
Robert Taylor Agent Jones
Julian "Sonny" Arahanga Apoc
Matt Doran Mouse
Belinda McClory Switch
Anthony Ray Parker Dozer

Technical Credits
Andy Wachowski Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Larry Wachowski Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
Hugh Bateup Art Director
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Lisa Brennan Set Decoration/Design
David E. Campbell Sound/Sound Designer
Godric Cole Set Decoration/Design
Steven Richard Courtley Special Effects
Dan Cracchiolo Co-producer,Executive Producer
Geofrey Darrow Consultant/advisor
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Don Davis Score Composer
Dane A. Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Ferrier Set Decoration/Design
Mali Finn Casting
Colin Fletcher Asst. Director
Judith Harvey Set Decoration/Design
Carol Hughes Associate Producer
Jacinta Leong Set Decoration/Design
Sarah Light Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Mason Executive Producer
Bob McCarron Makeup Special Effects
Marta McElroy Set Decoration/Design
Michelle McGahey Art Director
James McTeigue Asst. Director
Richard Mirisch Associate Producer
Barrie M. Osborne Executive Producer
Owen Paterson Production Designer
Bill Pope Cinematographer
Andrew Powell Set Decoration/Design
John Reitz Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Riley Set Decoration/Design
Gregg Rudloff Sound/Sound Designer
Joel Silver Producer
Janek Sirrs Special Effects
Zach Staenberg Editor
Erwin Stoff Executive Producer
Jon Thum Special Effects
Shauna Wolifson Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Matrix
1. Trinity in a Jam
2. Impossible Pursuit
3. Follow Instructions
4. The Question
5. "They're Coming for You."
6. Unable to Speak
7. Getting the Bug Out
8. Morpheus' Proposal
9. Down the Rabbit Hole
10. Slimey Rebirth
11. Nebuchadnezzar's Crew
12. The Real World
13. The Search Is Over
14. Training Begins
15. Morpheus/Neo Matchup
16. First Jump
17. The Gatekeepers
18. Running Silent and Deep
19. Dealing for Bliss
20. Off to See the Oracle
21. There Is No Spoon
22. Choices...and a Cookie
23. Glitch in the Matrix
24. One Left Behind
25. Heroes Unplugged
26. Cypher's Burnout
27. Matters of Belief
28. Virus to Be Cured
29. Lobby Shooting Spree
30. Dodge This
31. Gotcha
32. Rooftop Rescue
33. Subway Showdown
34. "My Name Is Neo."
35. Sentinels Attack
36. "He Is the One."
37. Final Connections
38. End Credits (Wake Up, Rock Is Dead)

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The Matrix 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 152 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the 21st century. Humans have exhausted every source of energy there is, and the sun is gone. Yet, the world is full of life, nature, and people living out their own lives. This is the matrix. It is the world we know, but it is not the reality. The matrix is a computer generated dream world designed to keep humans under control. We live our entire lives in this computer program, which uses complex coding to make our brain perceive this illusion as the reality. The whole world is oblivious to the computer generated world they live in, and just how much technology is really determining their lives. Everything about this world is a designed by computer coding: the buildings, the people, the food... They send signals telling your brain it is real. Your life is HCI, human-computer interaction. There is nothing, but the computer. This is a thrilling and compelling movie, demonstrating the full capabilities of technology and how it will shape our future as the human race. This movie shows us a world in which the computer is powerful enough to even fool those that created it, the humans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Matrix was a fascinating movie, that explores the relationship between man and machine. Neo, the main character, must save human kind.  The advent of artificial intelligence has led to computers taking over humans.  They use them as a source of energy and most humans do not even realize that this is happening.  They live in an alternate society called the Matrix, that is constructed by the computers.  Neo, one of the few characters that is aware of the situation must fight for the survival of the human race.  The movie is enjoyable to watch, but most importantly addresses the ongoing issue between humans and technology.  How far is too far? While the world has benefitted greatly from the invention and evolution of computers and technology.  However, each new invention brings up areas of concern involving possible abuses or pitfalls.  Nowhere is this more true than in the area of artificial intelligence.  As of now, computers can do a lot of things faster or better than humans, but they lack the qualities that make humans unique.  There is always the question of how far to push technology, and this one in particular.  While the Matrix seems far fetched, progress has been made in artificial intelligence, and therefore as a society, we must be aware of the dangers.  The Matrix shows the viewer what might happen as a result of creating computers that are too advanced.  While this is a science fiction movie, it certainly does give the viewer something to contemplate regarding the complex relationship between man and machine!    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Matrix was a fascinating movie, that explores the relationship between man and machine.  Neo, the main character, must save human kind.  The advent of artificial intelligence has led to computers taking over humans.  They use them as a source of energy and most humans do not even realize this is happening.  They live in an alternate society called the Matrix, that is constructed by the computers.  Neo, one of the few characters that is aware of the situation must fight for the survival of the human race.  The movie is enjoyable to watch, but most importantly addresses the ongoing issue between humans and technology.  How far is too far?  While the world has benefitted greatly through the invention and evolution of computers and technology.  However, each no invention brings up areas of concern involving possible abuses or pitfalls.  No where is this more true than in the area of artificial intelligence.  As of now, computers can do a lot of things faster or better than humans, but they lack the qualities that make us unique.  There is always the question of how far too push technology, and this one in particular.  While the Matrix seems far fetched, progress has been made in artificial intelligence and therefore as a society, we must aware of the dangers.  The Matrix shows the viewer what might happen as a result of making computers that are too advanced.  While this is a science fiction movie, it certainly does give the viewer something to contemplate regarding the complex relationship between man and machine!  
EllaFeiner More than 1 year ago
This movie was an interesting exploration of the future implications of virtual reality and what it could potentially mean for our society. In the beginning of the movie, life appears to be completely normal, but you soon realize that all of the characters are living inside of a computer simulation. In this time period, artificially intelligent machines have grown so powerful that they were able to defeat the entire human race in a massive battle. Now, humans are harnessed as an energy source for the machines and live their lives plugged into a simulation called the Matrix, as the title of the movie states. Their body heat provides power from the machines, and humans are essentially turned into batteries.  The main character, Neo, is one of the few people that's able to see through the simulation, and he embarks on a journey to save society in the first part of the trilogy. Most sci-fic and action movies are simply a blur of fighting and noise, but this makes you really think about the relationship between humans and machines and possible ways that it will develop in the future. Humans created AI in the movie, and this is true in real life as well. The movie is terrifying because it extends our own lives into a horrible dystopian universe that could very well become our own future. People are sedated, living a virtual life, and Neo must be plugged into different simulations so that he can realize that the Matrix isn't real when he is inside the simulation. He can still die within the simulation, and his main enemies are machines called the Agents. This movie really made me ponder whether humans are becoming too dependent on artificial intelligence and the possible implications of our relationship with machines in the future. 
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SMeyerHatesAllHerFans More than 1 year ago
awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This film is one of those ones that has you dragged in, you think it's real, many films just seem to unreal to be real, like the first few Star Wars films + Harry Potter. The matrix has you thinking, I mean, it could be true, couldn't it? It's very believble, do we live in a world of numbers? It could be true. And Neon was totally cute. I mean, counting that, it's the beat film ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only are the special effects godly but the plot is rich in science fiction and a little bit of philosophy is thrown in to the mix. Of course the action scenes are a highlight as well. If you dont own this movie than what are you waiting for? Buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful movie which brings you to a very amazing world with beautiful music and great actors ( keanu reeves ).....a very enjoybay movie which everybody loves it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great special affects, story line, acting, action, suspense, etc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would just like to say I loved this movie based soley on the fact of Canoe's beautiful hair-cut. It inspired me to go out and get the identical cut for myself. He is my hero and everything that I strive to be. -Sean M. Daly
Guest More than 1 year ago
Directed and written by Andy & Larry Wachowski in 1999, Keanu Reeves and the other actors in this action-packed film try to go where no science fiction has gone in the thriller film "The Matrix". I think this movie is a great film and is very creative. I like how they use all the animated machinery to make you believe it is reality instead of science fiction. While they are fighting you can see all the animation in the way they fight. For example Neo (Keanu Reeves) is fighting, and they shot at him. But he goes outand starts dodging all the bullets that are being thrown at him. Another scene i really enjoyed was when they fought how graphical there moves was. Like they were walking across the walls as they shot at each other. I recommend this movie to anybody who loves the thrills of the science fiction genre. Neo, a computer hacker, learns from mysterious rebels, like Morpheusand Trinity about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war. He goes into this computerized world to try and fight against the people and the machines who controll it. I think the Wachowski brothers really did out - do themselves with their thrillers and the two brillant sequels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. It was fresh, original, creative, and way way cool sci-fi. I must say though, I was disappointed with the sequel. It was kind of how I felt about the last Star Wars Prequel. It was boring, talking, horrible dialogue. Yes, it had cool special effects. But, far and few between.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love matrix my favorite part when neo was running away from agent smith while shooting at him,the best movie in 1999
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the daddy of the Matrix Revolution. The budjet is only $35 million (compared to the other sequels, which break $100 mill) Get and watch this movie now before it's too late. There are still many people who have not entered the Matrix. Reloaded and Revolutions are the most hotly anticipated sequels in 2003. So please, if you have no idea what a Duracell battery has to do with human life, or why agent pop out of everyday people, do youself a favor and see the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Matrix. Real or Sci-Fi you choose. Imagine jumping from the top of one building to another 10 feet away. Is that even possible? These death defying stunts make you wonder can they physically be done or just made up in your mind and made only by special effects. Keanu Reeves stars as Neo Henderson in a movie were nearly everything is possible. The mind is endless and there are no boundaries. In a quest to find hiself Neo starts the beginning of his life in the real world. A.I. Artificial Intellegence has taken over and drawn the humans under ground into sewer systems. The earth as we know it does not exist. All they have is a place a city near the earth's core called Zion. They need someone to save mankind. To bring Earth back. They suspect it is Neo. Morpheous believes it so much that he puts his life at risk. He believes that he is the one. That he can stop bullets and defeat A.I. So is Neo really capable of stopping bullets with his mind? Their is such a thing as Telekenisis(forgive the spelling) which is the gift of moving objects with your mind. Or is he just in a state where he is dreaming? The mind is something unique that has many hidden wonders because we only use 10% of our brain. So imagine what we can do with the other 90%. So is Neo the one? Watch The Matrix and find out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Matrix' looked exciting enough in the trailers, so I decided to give it a look. What I found was an amazing movie, with some of the greatest special effects I've ever seen. The camera angles really work for the action sequences and the choreographed fight scenes made me yearn for more. He may not deliver the best dialogue, but his look can carry a film. He was a great choice for the role of Neo. Carrie Anne Moss was great as was the under rated ¿Laurence Fishburne¿. I highly recommend this film for those who are a fan of visually stunning movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Matrix is the best Movie ever. He has 2 aliases and kick butt all around. All I have to say is see it.
JosephNicholas More than 1 year ago
The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishborne is an action-packed Sci-Fi thriller. Artificially intelligent super machines control the human race, enslaving them to use their body heat essentially as batteries. In order to perpetuate the enslavement of humans they are kept asleep and fed a false dream world that substitutes for their actual existence as vegetative zombies encased in gooey slimy cocoons. Keanue Reeves' character has the special temperament and ability to break the control of the matrix and fight it from within and is thus the best hope for the future of mankind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The storyline is simply the best. It really challenges your mind and makes you re-think about everything (from God down to the cats - dejavu!!) around us. What if they were true all along? Plus add the fact that this film version makes full use of DVD features. Totally awesome effects - both in visual and audio. The ''rooftop scene'' was the best ... DODGE THIS !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While The Matrix is best known for its fascinating special effects, its view of reality is also fascinating. The idea of a controlled reality has probably caused a few doubts concerning what is real to enter the mind of everyone who watches the movie. The movie's cinematography is excellent as is the acting. When since The Matrix came out, it was a cultural phenomenon. It will continue to be a cultural phenomenon in the years to come.