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!
It was the 2016 election…I regret this name choice