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Official: The Matrix 4K
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:42:31 pm »
It's official The Matrix is getting a 4K HDR release in May with a newly 4K scanned negative and Dolby Atmos sound-mix upgrade! The new 4K remaster is being supervised by director of photography Bill Pope.

Full press release: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23011

No word on the sequels yet but I would imagine they (and possibly The Animatrix) will follow later in the year if the release is successful.

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 02:02:23 am »
Hmm. My girlfriend hasn't seen all of them yet. Maybe we should wait for this release (if they end up doing them all).

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 11:57:53 am »
Hmm. My girlfriend hasn't seen all of them yet. Maybe we should wait for this release (if they end up doing them all).

Keep in mind you need a 4K blu-ray player and a TV capable of 4K and HDR for the full benefit. However, the regular 1080p blu-ray included is also getting a remaster from the new scan so it will hopefully be an improvement over the already excellent blu-ray.
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 03:40:44 pm »
Yeah, my hope would be that it would end up on Netflix as 4k streaming or something. Or I can find a copy and deal with the downsampling and still get the other benefits.

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 04:44:13 pm »
Just went up for preorder at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BF1Z37P/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Yeah, I'm sure it'll end up on Netflix someday and be available on Vudu for the digital copy. However, the quality comparison is not even close. Netflix 4K at most is 15-18mbps. Standard bluray is around 20-30mbps and UHD bluray is upwards of 80-100mbps.

And streaming sound is always lossy and equivalent to DVD quality. Although Vudu now supports Atmos, but I believe it's a special extension of DolbyDigital+ for streaming with metadata to place certain sounds. Underneath it's still a lossy format, unlike the majority of blu-ray disks.
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 09:06:40 pm »
Price has dropped to $24.99 on Amazon. Was originally above $40.

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 04:13:39 pm »
This is one of several reviews that have come in. Then general consensus is a 5-star release.

The big highlight is that the aggressive color grading seen on the old BD has been toned way down and a more natural coloring is allowed to emerge. This color grading effect should be maximized even further on the 4k version which supports the HDR and importantly the wider color gamut.

Review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Matrix-4K-Blu-ray/198328/#Review

Screenshots from 1080p remaster: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Matrix-4K-Blu-ray/198328/#Screenshots

Someone who compared a few shots: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=15075226&postcount=1629
And here: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=15075016&postcount=1608 (just look at that lobby floor!)
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 10:30:36 pm »
I JUST rewatched all these movies, too!

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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 09:28:33 pm »
Here is a great example of the "evolution" of The Matrix on disk over the years. The UHD looks phenomenal given we can't experience the WCG and HDR from a camera capture. The BD remaster looks a little blown out (and the camera probably only adds to it) which might be a result of the HDR transfer down to SDR. It probably wasn't given as much attention. But I imagine it still looks great compared to the last BD release. It's shocking how much green they added to the 2008 release. You can even make out the red safety on the gun in the new shots.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=15086150&postcount=1926
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2018, 10:14:26 pm »
Rumored cover art for the complete UHD collection. Matrix 2 and 3 are expected to be released this fall.






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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
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Re: Official: The Matrix 4K
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2018, 07:11:00 pm »
In anticipation of The Matrix Trilogy 4K releases later this month my YouTube knew me well and highlighted a cool little video review from someone who didn't like the movies as a kid but has a new found appreciation for them after re-watching years later.

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