The Matrix Reloaded (Blu-ray)

After The Matrix had a huge box office and became the first title to sell over 1 million DVDs, the brothers Wachowski and Warner decided it was time to cash in on the franchise and create a trilogy (it's the Hollywood thing to do). The second of the three films debuted on May 15, 2003 and went on to earn over $280 million at the box office.

The first film is a classic due to its impeccably shot action sequences and philosophical dialog. Unfortunately, the second is filled with senseless ramblings from Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) although like its predecessor the stunts are fabulous, especially the highway chase scene that runs for over 15 minutes.

Video Highlights

  • VC-1/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
  • Outstanding depth
  • Intentional green tint
  • Inky blacks
  • Revealing shadows

Audio Highlights

  • Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack
  • Active surround channels
  • Intense LFE
  • Highway chase is a perfect demo scene

Using the same encode as the previously released box set, The Matrix Reloaded is sure to please fans.

Bonus Materials

  • In-Movie Experience
  • Written Introduction by the Wachowski Brothers
  • 2 Commentaries
  • Behind the Matrix Documentary
  • Enter The Matrix: The Game Documentary
  • Six additional documentaries
  • P.O.D. "Sleeping Awake" music video
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots

If you held off buying the box set because you didn't want to be forced into purchasing the disappointing third film in the trilogy, here's your chance. The disc features fabulous audio and video although the story isn't as revolutionary as the first. Recommended for fans.

Release Date: September 7, 2010
Studio: Warner

Movie: 7/10
Picture: 10/10
Sound: 10/10

Review System

Source
Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player

Display
JVC DLA-RS1 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Electronics
Onkyo Pro PR-SC885 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Panamax M5400PM power conditioner

Speakers
M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Cables
Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector

Acoustical treatments from GIK Acoustics

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