(September 12, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – “The Matrix Revisited” -- a unique 2½ hour companion to the four-time Academy Award®-winning “The Matrix” with new behind-the-scenes footage from the original film and an exclusive look into the sequels -- will be introduced on DVD and VHS November 20th by Warner Home Video. This just-completed project, a first-of-its-kind look at the development of a ground-breaking sci-fi trilogy, illuminates the phenomenal success of “The Matrix” with never-before-seen footage from the original film, new interviews with stars and filmmakers (Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, the Wachowski brothers, producer Joel Silver and fight choreographer Master Yuen Wo Ping), background on the origins of “The Matrix,” how Academy Award®-winning special effects were developed and the actors’ grueling training regimens. In addition, viewers will get a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes footage from “The Matrix’s” upcoming sequels and a preview of “The Matrix” anime project including a first look at sketches, storyboards, interviews and footage with the animators. The DVD has more than three hours of hidden features including 188 minutes of music and seven minutes of concealed bonus video material. The hidden features are known as Easter Eggs and accessible only to viewers who are able to discover them. “The Matrix Revisited” will be available on DVD for $19.98 SRP and on VHS for $14.95 SRP. Street date is November 20. Also available will be a 2-pack containing “The Matrix Revisited” and “The Matrix” for $39.98 SRP on DVD and $29.97 SRP on VHS. “The Matrix” revolutionized science-fiction action films and boggled the minds of moviegoers, becoming one of the most successful sci-fi films of all time, with a domestic box-office gross of nearly $171.5 million. The DVD was the first ever to reach sales of three million units. Voted “DVD of the Year” by the Video Software Dealers Association at the first annual DVD Festival 2000 Awards, it has sold 8 million units to date on DVD and VHS combined, and its fiercely dedicated fan base has spread feverish anticipation of “The Matrix “sequels across the Internet. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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