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The Matrix

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    91
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Matrix
    1999
    136 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

    Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

    Plot: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

    Disc Release Date: 22 May 2018

    • Video
      92
    • Audio
      93
    • Extra
      88
    • Movie
      90

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • Arguably the best that this classic has ever looked.

    • Audio
      100
    • Easily the best the film has ever sounded.

    • Extra
      100
    • A pretty weighty extras package.

    • Movie
      100
    • The very definition of "must-see".

    • Total
      100
    • The 4K Blu-ray finally does it justice.

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      100
    • This 2160p, HEVC/H.265-encoded UHD of The Matrix�is based on a new 4K scan of theoriginal camera negative created by Warner's Motion Picture Imaging facility. Colorcorrection and HDR grading were performed...

    • Audio
      100
    • Whether in lossy Dolby Digital or lossless Dolby TrueHD, The Matrix's 5.1 soundtrack has longbeen home theater demo material, but that mix has now been surpassed by a Dolby Atmos remix,which appears on...

    • Extra
      90
    • Over the last nineteen years, The Matrix has been released in more iterations than Agent Smith,gradually accumulating new layers of extras along the way. Rather than attempt to retrace thathistory, I will...

    • Movie
      100
    • Whoa! Less Green for NeoThe Matrix is a landmark film, and whatever one may think of its creators' subsequent output(including the two sequels), its significance and continued popularity are beyond dispute....

    • Total
      100
    • Warner's 4K presentation of The Matrix joins Unforgiven and Blade Runner as exceptionalexamples of catalog films brought to UHD in the best possible way. It belongs in every 4K fan'slibrary and, thanks...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      90
    • In what might be a first (or, at least, a rarity) in the 4K era, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment used a new 4K restoration and Digital Intermediate to create both a 2160p HEVC-encoded Ultra HD Blu-ray...

    • Audio
      100
    • There's only one problem with this new Dolby Atmos soundtrack: it's not the default audio option when you play or resume the movie. Other than the ergonomics of it all, The Matrix boasts one of the finest...

    • Extra
      90
    • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment appears to have thrown the kitchen sink at this release. Here's what you'll find:4K Blu-rayWritten Introduction by The WachowskisPhilosophers Commentary by Dr. Cornel West,...

    • Movie
      90
    • (Written by Peter Bracke for his review of the original Blu-ray.)She jumped in the air and the camera swirled around her. At that one moment, everything about big-budget moviemaking changed. While many...

    • Total
      90
    • At nearly 20 years old, The Matrix may seem a little quaint at times because of how much technology has evolved in the last two decades, but the film still plays as a wildly original blend of pop-culture...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      97
    • The Matrix is a beautifully crafted film, both in narrative, and scope. It’s not an overtly bright film, although there are bright elements...

    • Audio
      100
    • Reloaded and Revolutions raised the bar significantly on home video when they were released. As pleased as I was with how well The Matrix sounded here I couldn’t help but have high expectations for each...

    • Extra
      80
    • Discs 1&2: The Matrix UHD/Blu-ray Discs 3&4: The Matrix Reloaded UHD/Blu-ray Discs 5&6: The Matrix Revolutions UHD/Blu-ray Bonus Features Blu-ray for Each The Matrix • Written Introduction by The Wachowskis...

    • Movie
      80
    • The Matrix Reloaded: Freedom fighters Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of...

    • Total
      89
    • It comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray in this Combo Pack, from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, featuring newly restored video quality that befits its status, terrific Dolby Atmos immersive listening experiences...