All this week, Amazon has The Ultimate Matrix CollectionBlu-ray box set on sale for only $24.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $64.99).
This set contains each film in the Matrix trilogy – The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions – along with the animated anthology movie The Animatrix. Every disc is stocked with hours of informative supplements including critic and philosopher commentaries on the three live-action films, director commentaries on several segments of The Animatrix, behind-the-scenes documentaries, briefer featurettes exploring individual aspects of the movies, scenes filmed for the Enter the Matrix video game, and more. In addition to the four movie discs, the set also comes with an additional pair of bonus discs featuring documentaries about the philosophy and science behind the Matrix trilogy, multiple still galleries including production photos, storyboards, and theatrical posters, and an extensive media gallery with every trailer and TV spot created for the release of The Matrix and its sequels.
For better or worse, the Matrix movies forever altered the landscape of modern event cinema and continue to have a major influence on nearly every action film or comic book blockbuster made to this day. The first film remains unparalleled as a high concept melding of Asian and American action filmmaking and classic tropes of science fiction, but it is the two back-to-back filmed sequels that offer the greatest challenge for the uninitiated. However you may feel about the overall quality of each film, there can be no denying that the visual effects work is brilliant and the many action set pieces are as exciting as any cinematic roller coaster ride. The movies look and sound fantastic on Blu-ray and the bonus features are highly informative and may even give you a fresh perspective on the sequels if you watch them with a very open mind.
Grab this set at the discounted price before the sale ends on Saturday, April 5, 2013, til 11:59pm PST while supplies last.