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The Matrix - FULL SCREEN (NOT PAN&SCAN!) - *RELEASED*

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So, to those interested, this was posted over on myspleen by me a few days ago and I just now realized there may be some interest for this here.

So, for the first time since the VHS "Z" screener, we have a FULL SCREEN version of the 1999 movie - "The Matrix" This is thanx to the Ukrainian TV station "ICTV" broadcasting it earlier this year and someone there ripped it and posted it online. There are a couple of copies of this floating around on public trackers, HOWEVER they are in PAL (with the typical 4% speed-up) and ONLY contain the original Ukrainian language track and, optionally, a Russian track over on rutracker...

THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL PAN AND SCAN!!! (see thumbs below)

I went through the best source of this, NOT the one on rutracker (that one is lower video bitrate of 2800kbps), a 4800kbps MPEG2 720x576 25fps interlaced video file and realized that if I want to sync the English audio track to this I will have to make a couple of modifications to the video. (Of course, I de-interlaced the video and slowed it back down to 23.976fps) First off, the first 58 frames were missing (this is mostly just the black and the fade in to the logo) so those frames are completely black and I faded in the first few frames of the actual FULL FRAME source. Then there was a total of 4 commercials throughout the movie, where there were frames missing; last couple before a commercial and first couple after the commercial. These, I just doubled to keep in-sync with the audio. First commercial is at 11:57, the last couple of frames of Neo in the club and the first couple of frames of the alarm clock are doubles and it's not really noticeable. At 44:22, the last couple of frames where Neo pukes are doubled, the couple of black frames are re-inserted and the first couple of frames of next fade in were missing, subsequently making the fade in two frames later, so no doubling there and everything still in-sync. Next, at 1:17:23, it will look like there is a bad-transition in a dual-layer DVD, meaning, there is a duplicate for 28 frames of the last frame there, right after The Oracle tells Neo "...you'll feel right as rain." and the first 34 frames of the next scene, where Neo and Morpheus are getting ready to leave, are a duplicate of the first frame available after the commercial. The reason I did this is to keep in-sync with audio and because there is no other FULL SCREEN source to replace those frames (and the VHS screener would be too obvious, LOL). It's not bad, it just looks like it pauses a little at the scene change. And the last, is at 1:54:09, the last frame, with Agent Smith in the subway, is a double, then two black frames are re-inserted, and the first frame of Trinity getting ready to pick up the pay phone is a double. Also, the entire end credits were missing, the source cuts of a couple of black frames after Neo flies off into the sky at the end of the film, so I cropped those to 4:3 from the bluray, just to keep the same length of entire film. I encoded all of this into a 4:3 AR 720x576 AVC @23.976fps @~5900kbps. I included the Cinema DTS in 5.1 DTS-HDMA as the primary audio and the 5.1 640kbps AC3 audio from the bluray. I included the English subtitles and inserted the chapters with the titles, muxed it all into an MKV and "ta-da." What makes this edition interesting is that, unlike the open-matte edition of this film that's floating around, this UNFORTUNATELY has the new, crappy bluray COLOR-TIMING:(
Still, it's awesome to have this, because it's a very different way to watch the film, being able to see so much MORE in most scenes.

Here are thumb comparisons between the Bluray VS FULL SCREEN:

and thumb comparisons between the open-matte VS FULL SCREEN:

if anyone wants more detailed comparisons, I can post them, this was just a quick screenrip from one of the original source posts (the one on rutracker) to show the differences;o)

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Thanks jerryshadoe. I'm off to download it now.

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That's funny that you are asking about that, as that was the FIRST thing I checked when I got this source because I was curious if they caught that or not. Unfortunately they did, as that part is cropped, as you can see here:

"Z" screener:

the FULL SCREEN source:

You can still see that where he jumps is TOO HIGH off the ground though and in the next couple of frames after this one you can see the entire "ground" that Neo jumps onto bounce a little bit.

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O_O Interesting! Though it's a shame it's not completely open matte as shown above.

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True, but I think this is the only case of this being cropped like that, as the rest of the movie appears to be open-matte fullscreen, which is kinda cool.

Here are the thumbs I posted for the final muxed file:

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very interested in this, please IM me with on how i can get this. Thanks

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Well, as a Super35 film, even the VHS was never P&S. (This post and scroll down for more throughout the page.)

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What you guys have done at this site seems nothing short off phenomenally mindscrewingly phenomenal. I was led here after coming across your night of the living dead blu, which really made my day (and i just broke my arm, my days are in need of being made!) 

I had the blu of NOTLD, and getting to have one in the uk was hard work, the only good thing that came out of all the hassle of getting it was selling it for more than i bought it for as i just detested the dark blue look, they made notld- the traffic version and charged everyone twice the price of a usual blu!

Either way i LOVE the matrix, and would love to see a full screen version, but as signup for mspleen is over is there a way to get an invite or another way to get the mkv? any help would be greatly appreciated

- Chris the muffineatingking

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I extracted the DTSMA track from this source, but its runtime is displayed with 3h41min (MPC-HC) or 3h45min (VLC). Is there any way to fix this?

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lightsabre said:

I extracted the DTSMA track from this source, but its runtime is displayed with 3h41min (MPC-HC) or 3h45min (VLC). Is there any way to fix this?

I think that's common with DTS-HD files that haven't been muxed in with some video. Well for me it seems to be that way, I've had audio I've encoded to DTS-HD before muxing that say it's longer than it should be.

Have you tried dragging the audio into Mediainfo?

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yes, there isnt any runtime information given when I do so.

so, despite this weird runtime information, will the DTS-HD MA still sync fine if I mux it with the blu-ray?

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If I may chime in on this because people are asking about this DTS-HDMA audio over on the spleen as well and to make this easy, here is a copy and paste of what I posted there:

"History of the Cinema DTS track is as follows: original Cinema DTS CD's (which were 5.0 and the LFE was made custom to make it 5.1) ripped to lossless 5.1 *.w64 file which is SYNCED to the official Blu-ray, was supplied to me by DoomBot (HUGE THANX AGAIN!) I then took a look at that source file and saw some minor clipping in the FL and FR channels mostly in the action sequences of the last third of the movie. The rear channels, aside from literally a couple of instances, were fine. The LFE was left untouched and the Center channel was the one that had the worst issues when it came to clipping which were throughout most of the movie. I worked losslessly on each channel SEPARATELY in Diamond Cut DCForensics 8 and applied a very light de-clipping filter using custom settings to make sure I don't compromise the audio by applying too aggressive of a setting as that would result in degradation. After that, I encoded it into DTS-HDMA. ANYONE that wants this track to enjoy with their Blu-ray can easily mux it as this audio is SYNCED TO BLU-RAY (I know I'm repeating myself, but I want to make that very clear) Because of the weird way that the timing shows on DTS-HDMA tracks, if this audio track it DEMUXED, it will show a runtime of 3hours and 39minutes. This does NOT mean that is the length, but that it's reading wrong (will do so in MPC and VLC, BUT with the DTS-HD plugin will read correctly in foobar2000) Anyway, the length will show up and play properly once MUXED with a VIDEO track."

Any other questions? Feel free to ask and I'll answer the best I can;o)

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thank you for answering. compared to the older Cinema track which was posted separately at myspleen 10 months ago, this DTS-HD MA track has a size of 2.37GB while the old one has a size of 2.11GB (when converting the flac track to DTS-HD MA). 

is the reason for that difference in size because the old track was lossy reencode of a lossy track?

thanks again!

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You're welcome. And, yes, the reason for the different size (as I was the one that posted that re-encode) was due to the fact that it was a lossy re-encode of a lossy track.

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Finally got around to download and scanning through this project. That's some more great work Jerry. Thanks for all the effort.

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Could you send to me the torrent please?

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Hi dear, please, I know maybe is to late, however, is this link still available and, if yes, may I receive the link to download this awesome version of this theatrical movie? Thanks in advance. Looking forward to hear from you! 😉