BLU-RAY REVIEW

Matrix Revolutions, The

Featured In Issue 122, July/August 2007

Picture4.5
Sound5
WSR Score3
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(Studio/Distributor):
Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number):
116787
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
For sci-fi violence and some sexuality
(Retail Price):
$119.99
(Disc Type):
Dual Side/Dual Layer (HD DVD30/DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
129
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year):
2003
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
05/22/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
The Wachowski Brothers
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Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital+ 5.1
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Trapped in a place between the real world and the machine world, Neo (Reeves) holds the future of both worlds in his hands in "The Matrix Revolutions," the third and final installment of The Matrix trilogy. With Agent Smith (Weaving) threatening to destroy both worlds, Neo is determined to put a stop to his destruction once and for all. (Tricia Littrell)


Special features on Side A include three commentaries (Wachowski Brothers, Philosophers, and Critics), the seven-part Behind The Matrix in 90 minutes, and trailers/TV spots, plus an In-Movie Experience. Side B includes the seven-part Behind The Story featurette.

The VC-1-encoded 2.40:1 HD DVD's picture shows very good detail, solid black levels, and good shadow delineation. Fleshtones look natural when they are in the "real world," like each of the other films in this trilogy. The imagery is very clean, but does not look to have as much depth as in the best high-definition releases. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel encodings are enjoyable, with an engaging mix and pristine fidelity. Dynamic range is good, and deep, tight bass is delivered into the room well by each of the channels. Both are improved in the TrueHD encoding, as is the dialogue articulation. (Danny Richelieu)