It's 1999, and Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a pretty normal guy, just minding his own business and doing some occasional computer hacking. One day, he's contacted by a man calling himself Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who informs Thomas that the world he knows is merely a software program, called The Matrix, designed by machines to distract humans while they're used for fuel. The program perfectly simulates everyday life, creating an alternate universe down to the smallest detail. Morpheus tells Thomas, aka Neo, that he is the only one who can hack into The Matrix and free humankind.
Special Features: Two-disc special edition with audio commentary by
actress Carrie-Anne Moss, editor Zach Staenberg, and special effects supervisor
John Gaeta; The Matrix Revisited; HBO First Look Special The Making of
The Matrix; Follow the White Rabbit (nine special-effects
mini-documentaries); six additional mini-featurettes; Behind the Scenes of The
Matrix Reloaded; hidden Easter eggs; "Rock Is Dead" music video by
Marilyn Manson; Enter the Matrix video game trailer
Video Format: Widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio
Additional Features: Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Audio Tracks: Additional audio tracks — music-only track (with commentary by composer Don Davis), additional audio-only tracks (41)
Number of Discs: 2
Number of Sides: 1
Running Time: 144 minutes
Other: Produced by Joel Silver; written by the Wachowski brothers
© 1999, Warner Bros.