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     " Enough Matrix minutiae to choke a small, endangered baby elephant like Mama Cass on a chicken bone. "

      Title: The Matrix Revisited by Warner Bros.

      Format: DVD Documentary

      Reviewing Monkey: Dungapult

      The Hype: With years having passed since the first Matrix film and the second two heavily in the works, the WB wanted to do a little something to put Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus back in your minds. The Matrix Revisited is that effort: Over 2 Ĺ hours of behind the scenes, sneak peaks, and making of features.

      What This Monkey Thought...

      Desired Content: Okay, so I can admit Iím a little biased. I loved The Matrix. It is not only the first DVD I bought, but also remains one of the few Iíll pull out and play idly while Iím working here in the office or screwing around at home. So, to that end, I can say as a Matrix fan that this disk is chock full enough of tidbits, factoids, inside glimpses, and documentaries to keep me going for a good, long time. The main feature itself (called, appropriately enough, The Matrix Revisited) is a very cool hour and a half look inside the creation of The Matrix. It chronicles the production process, the story boarding, the rather unique views of the two writer/directors, and the unusual story of how the actual picture got made. Add to that tons of anecdotes and footage of fight training and choreographing, expounding and research of the tech designs, actor and crew interviews, and little sneak peaks at the sequels and you have a solid investment for your money. 4 out of 5

      DVD Extras: But, as they say, "ÖWait! Thereís more." Because, as youíd expect with any Matrix DVD, there are more extras than you can shake a stick at. More documentaries, looks at the upcoming Matrix Animes, screen tests for the fight choreography, a scary glance at the freako Matrix fan-boys, more actor interviews, plus- of course, lots of hidden little Easter eggs to keep you searching the DVD for a while. As I said, it amounts to almost 3 hours of programming. Pretty sweet. 4.5 out of 5

      Value vs. Price: With enough Matrix minutiae to choke a small, endangered baby elephant like Mama Cass on a chicken bone- unless you are some kind of freak who didnít enjoy the first movie youíll definitely get youíre moneyís worth. But, then again, if you didnít like the Matrix in the first place what the hell are you doing picking up a documentary on it? Seriously, whatís wrong with you? Donít you have any thing better to do with your time? 4.5 out of 5

      The Verdict:

       Packed with information, features, and extras, after watching this vid you too will feel like you took the red pill and journeyed down the rabbit hole. But, hopefully, you wonít drown in the rabbitís pellets like I did when you get to the bottom.

      The Good: Enough information that youíll have to pretend like you donít know some of it to keep from looking totally pathetic at parties.

      The Bad: It, of course, only appeals to Matrix fans.

      The Overall Ugly: Iím happy I own itÖand you should, too.

      What it's Worth: Market

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