Topping this week’s slate of home video releases is the EFX-filled summer blockbuster sequel The Matrix Reloaded, which comes reloaded with plenty of DVD extras for fans who have been asking "how did they do that?"
While Reloaded has received a lot of mixed reaction from critics and fans, it turned out to be one of the highest-grossing films of the year, due in part to eye-popping visual effects by Animal Logic, BUF Compagnie, ESC Ent., Giant Killer Robots, Pixel Liberation Front and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Now the DVD taks you behind the scenes to show you how some of the movie’s biggest challenges were pulled off.
One of the bonus material highlights is a detailed breakdown of the famous 14-minute long freeway chase. There’s also a featurette on the making of Atari’s best-selling video game Enter the Matrix and a trailer for the outstanding anime feature The Animatrix. The featurette The Matrix Unfolds takes a look at the Matrix phenomenon and Will Ferrell, Seann William Scott and Justin Timberlake get their kicks doing a spoof for The MTV Movie Awards.
The Matrix Reloaded is available in both widescreen and full frame versions. The Warner Home Video release lists for $29.95 DVD and $22.99 VHS.