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The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions 4:3 Open Matte DVD Preservation

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Hi everyone!

With my excitement for the Matrix 4 starting to film right now, I thought it would be a good time to put this preservation together. A lot of people (including myself) were disappointed with how the Matrix sequels were matted. I read that the two Matrix sequels were shot on Super 35mm, and wondered if the full screen DVD was open matte, or simply pan and scan. Luckily it is open matte, and in a lot of scenes shows more information than the open matte HDTV preservations (top is widescreen blu-ray/dvd, middle is open matte HDTV, bottom is open matte 4:3):

However, like pretty much every open matte release, there will be some shots that are cropped on the sides to varying degrees. This is usually done to hide things like boom mics, or on sfx shots:

I have both 1:1 backups of the DVD iso’s as well as MP4 versions. I also have access to a scanner so if anyone wants the artwork preserved I can do that as well. PM me if you want a link!

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Cool stuff, didn’t know this existed.

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TomArrow said:

Cool stuff, didn’t know this existed.

Yeah now it’s my mission to find more Open Matte dvds when I go to Goodwill. I just picked up Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 1 which appears to be open matte as well (hopefully I’ll find Spider-Man 2 in full screen as well)

It was the 2016 election…I regret this name choice

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I’m interested! Sign me up for this! I’ll PM you.

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Could you re-rip .VOB #2 from the Reloaded disc? It’s corrupted in the .ISO. Thanks!

So, a new book came out and we learned so much, and it is called, "Anguilosaurus, Killer of the Living".

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Space Hunter M said:

Could you re-rip .VOB #2 from the Reloaded disc? It’s corrupted in the .ISO. Thanks!

Thanks for notifying me! I did a re-rip and the same .VOB is corrupted. The disc itself plays fine so I think it may be an issue with the DVD ripper that I’m using. I’ll give it another shot within a day or two and see how that goes. In the meantime the MP4 plays fine if you want to watch it that way for now. Sorry for the inconvenience!

It was the 2016 election…I regret this name choice

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is an open matte full-screen DVD.

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Wow!! This is very interesting! I didn’t know that Matrix had 4:3 versions! I only found open matte one of the three movies… Would you share it with me please? Thanks!!