Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Week is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$29.99
20 hrs ago
Chef (Blu-ray)
$9.99
13 hrs ago
Rain Man (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
The Purge: Anarchy (Blu-ray)
$9.99
9 hrs ago
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Blu-ray)
$9.99
20 hrs ago
X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
$14.99
 
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Lone Survivor (Blu-ray)
$7.99
 
The Princess Bride (Blu-ray)
$3.99
15 hrs ago
The Avengers (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
John Adams (Blu-ray)
$14.99
3 hrs ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37381)
 Adventure (28583)
 Animation (8589)
 Anime (4726)
 Biography (3907)
 Comedy (27870)
 Comic book (5277)
 Coming of age (1827)
 Crime (19478)
 Dark humor (3920)
 Documentary (5059)
 Drama (44886)
 Epic (5317)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11986)
 Fantasy (16385)
 Film-Noir (1213)
 Foreign (6350)
 Heist (1688)
 History (5836)
 Holiday (1258)
 Horror (14125)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3371)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8757)
 Musical (3898)
 Mystery (11355)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7021)
 Psychological thriller (3228)
 Romance (16289)
 Sci-Fi (18432)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2859)
 Supernatural (4466)
 Surreal (1489)
 Teen (3282)
 Thriller (32897)
 War (5849)
 Western (2431)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


The Matrix Blu-ray

United States
9101
24
42
DigiBook / 10th Anniversary Edition Warner Bros. | 1999 | 136 min | Rated R | Mar 31, 2009

The Matrix (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
(more)

Subtitles
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Italian SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
Bonus View (PiP)

Packaging
DigiBook

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $27.98, Price history

Amazon: $19.13 (Save 32%)
New from: $14.49 (Save 48%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy The Matrix on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.7
1105
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.6 of 54.6
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 4.2 of 54.2
Based on 32 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Adventure74%
Sci-Fi72%
Epic56%
Thriller56%
Martial arts33%
Surreal25%
96%
popularity
4303
collections
373
fans




The Matrix

 (1999)

The Matrix Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this must-own Blu-ray release

In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" to fuel the Matrix's campaign of domination in the "real" world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.

For more about The Matrix and the The Matrix Blu-ray release, see the The Matrix Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 5.0 out of 5.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

» See full cast & crew


The Matrix Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The digibook release includes exactly the same 1080p transfer and 2.40:1 picture using the VC-1 codec as in The Ultimate Matrix Collection. The most immediately noticeable feature of the video is the noirish feel with deep, inky blacks. Highly stylized, The Matrix shows a palette somewhat muted of the primary colors, but weighted toward green in the Matrix world and toward blue in the real world. Cinematographer Bill Pope strikes a great balance between composition and style. The excessive CGI effects greatly add to the action eye-candy, but they also hold back the videophile merits of the picture a bit. By manipulating the colors and adding post-produced content, the video dynamics are slightly squashed and that--more than any other reason--holds back the picture from the highest definition reference quality Blu-rays. Still, the drab tones, solid detail, vibrant textures and deep blacks are nothing to sneeze at. Watch the scene after the truth of the Matrix is revealed to Neo, and Morpheus' ship goes to find his body in the sea of human vats. The level of detail and depth is thoroughly convincing with good shadow detail and no sign of digital anomalies. Even the rare red lights and blue-tinted lightning that play in the scene are rendered with excellent clarity and vibrance.


The Matrix Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

Even on DVD with lossy Dolby Digital, The Matrix was considered demo material for evaluating HT systems. Now you can chuck that DVD out the window to make room for the new reference demo sound. The Blu-ray version fully pays off the source material and shows why The Matrix won Academy Awards for best sound and best sound effects editing in 1999. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track has good treble extension, midrange detail and bass slam. Especially bass slam. The squeals of delight that left my mouth during the more bombastic scenes I would be embarrassed to repeat, but the sound attack was that good.

Watch the scene where Neo and Trinity storm the police station building to rescue Morpheus and engage in the lobby shootout. The sound of automatic weapon fire and exploding bits of wall and structural columns achieves a level of definition, speed, clarity and outright articulation rarely heard. The more you crank it, the better it sounds. The surround engineering is equally involving, with small arms fire emanating from the rear and front speakers, revealing good spacial separation. Every spent shell drops to the floor with a delicate, palpable ringing from the tweeters with a crispness and clarity that is conveys presence and realism, even in the midst of the midrange and bass. And after the heavy attack of the weapons fire, the scene closes on a light note, as Neo and Trinity leave the area with a blasted piece of a column clanking to the floor, perfectly represented in the treble. Classic.

The Matrix has never sounded better and will live on as the ultimate demo material for home theater enthusiasts. Mostly the bass attack is what does it. The helicopter crashing into the side of the building is an HT sound enthusiast's delight. Just be sure your sub isn't turned up too high or you will rock the neighborhood. Other demo-worthy scenes come during the many "Bullet Time" sequences, which show the emphasis on sound design. As the action stops and the camera pans around the actors, aural imaging spins in relation to the camera throughout the soundstage. It was an amazing effect in the theater and on DVD, but the Blu-ray performance is the best of all. The Matrix was made for lossless audio and this Blu-ray presentation is flawless, powerful and amazing.


The Matrix: Other Editions




1-disc
$13.70

1-disc
$13.89

1-disc
$17.98

1-disc
$30.11

1-disc
$27.99

2-disc set
$13.48

1-disc


1-disc
$17.98
The Matrix

1-disc


Blu-ray bundles with The Matrix (1 bundle)





Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



The Matrix Blu-ray, News and Updates



BD Sales Information: June 22-28 (Update) - July 2, 2009

The hugely successful theatrical release of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' further boosted 'Transformers', which was the top-selling Blu-ray for the week ended June 28 (up from number 4 the week before), according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. 'Gran ...

Today on Blu-ray - March 31st - March 31, 2009

When 'Slumdog Millionaire' was released theatrically, it was pegged as the "feel-good film of the year" by many who reviewed it, but most probably didn't realize how true that assessment actually was. Originally financed by Warner Independent Pictures, the ...

The Matrix Digibook Delayed One Week - January 9, 2009

Warner Home Video has announced the technical specs and special features for the upcoming digibook Blu-ray release of 'The Matrix: 10th Anniversary', which is now due to hit store shelves on March 31st. Originally scheduled for a March 24th street, this release ...

» Show more related news posts for The Matrix Blu-ray


The Matrix Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
The Matrix on BD? 295 Jun 28, 2012



The Matrix Blu-ray


$27.98 $19.13


Buy The Matrix on Blu-ray Movie


The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Blu-ray) Deal of the Day
$119.98 $29.99
Buy Now
 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. How to Train Your Dragon 2
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D
4. Rain Man
5. Lone Survivor
6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
7. 22 Jump Street
8. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
9. 22 Jump Street
10. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
11. It Happened One Night
12. The Wind Rises
13. Princess Mononoke
14. The Avengers
15. Maleficent

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. Gone Girl
8. John Wick
9. Fury
10. Autůmata
11. Whiplash
12. Foxcatcher
13. A Walk Among the Tombstones
14. The Equalizer
15. The Theory of Everything
16. The Drop
17. Rosewater
18. The Maze Runner
19. Exodus: Gods and Kings
20. Horrible Bosses 2

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  The Princess Bride
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
6.  Lone Survivor
7.  Fight Club
8.  Maleficent
9.  X-Men: First Class
10.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Big Hero 6
4.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
6.  The Maze Runner
7.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
8.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9.  Battlestar Galactica: The Definitiv...
10.  Dolphin Tale 2
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$29.99, Save 75%
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
4.  The Princess Bride
$3.99, Save 80%
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
6.  Lone Survivor
$7.99, Save 77%
7.  Fight Club
$3.99, Save 84%
8.  X-Men: First Class
$3.99, Save 84%
9.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
10.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$13.00, Save 65%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy

 United States


$119.98 $29.99





Chef

 United States


$29.98 $9.99





Rain Man

 United States


$19.99 $3.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices