The Matrix On TV.

Garrett

Moderator
Just thought I’d remind you that The Matrix is on five tonight at 21:00, with a bit of luck it will be in W/S:)
 

Garrett

Moderator
Originally posted by zoolap
Or... I could watch it in widescreen in Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD :D
That was for those who do not have the DVD.
Is the film on DVD 2.35:1?
 

Garrett

Moderator
Dolby Digital 5.1 I’m still on Pro Logic:(
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
It's channel 5. Widescreen is not an option.
Except for the adverts;)

It's OAR is 2.35:1 though. But looking at the fullscreen trailer on TV it looks like it was shot so the 4:3 transfer opens up the top and bottom of the frame (giving extra pic info) but cuts off the sides. That's super-35mm isn't it? Same as they did for LOTR?

Not that it makes much diff, it's still less picture than it should be.
 

zoolap

Active Member
Originally posted by Garrett
That was for those who do not have the DVD.
Is the film on DVD 2.35:1?

Yeah, I understand.

Also, you should look around on-line e.g. richer sounds, empiredirect, avland etc as Dolby digital/dts amps are available at some pretty good prices.
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
My favourite movie ... can't bear to see it P&S-ed on five :rolleyes:
 

Garrett

Moderator
They have been showing films in W/S I hope this is one of them.
 

bh

Standard Member
I'd rather dust off my old Sammy 709, pop the DVD in and watch it stutter through the no-so-seamless branching through a composite connection than watch it on Channel Five.

A moderate view don't you think?



:D
 

Garrett

Moderator
:DIts in W/S:)
 

Garrett

Moderator
Originally posted by Squirrel God
Oh just go and buy the DVD, Garrett ;) :p
:D ;) The head butting scenes, were they on the DVD I heard that they where cut out on the reg2 copy? :p :D
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by Garrett
:D ;) The head butting scenes, were they on the DVD I heard that they where cut out on the reg2 copy? :p :D
Did they show them on five? :eek:

Yes, they are cut from the R2 (but only the UK R2, not other R2s). The cut meant that both the commentary and the isolated score had to be taken off the DVD because they didn't sync!

So I bought the R4 from CD-WOW.com for a tenner :) They do the R1 now for the same price ... http://www4.cd-wow.com/detail_results_2.php?product_code=1955 ;)
 
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mr chadwick

Guest
all the headbutts were there which surprised me.forgot how good this film is.havent watched it in ages,think ill go and dig it out!
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
I never get bored of watching it which is why it remains my No. 1 favourite film :)
 

encaser

Member
Originally posted by Squirrel God
I never get bored of watching it which is why it remains my No. 1 favourite film :)


Prefer the French porn version meself, never seen bits interact like that before:eek: honest:blush:
 

DVDcake

Active Member
Originally posted by mr chadwick
all the headbutts were there which surprised me.forgot how good this film is.havent watched it in ages,think ill go and dig it out!

Typical, the censorship in the UK is complete crap, to censor a dvd with an age rating that prohibits its sale to minors but allow the full film to be shown on TV where anyone can see it...:rolleyes:
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
The cutting of The Matrix was entirely down to Warners, they were offered a higher rating but they chose to cut the film and go for a lower rating and a bigger audience.

The terrestrial broadcast was zoomed in to a ratio barely wider than 4:3, Trinity didn't break the arm of the cop that was trying to handcuff her (censored by channel 5 as it was a bit too violent for so close to 9.00 I'd imagine) but all the headbutts were left intact, which was nice.

Sometimes it's all too easy to forget how good a film is
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by Rambo John J
The cutting of The Matrix was entirely down to Warners, they were offered a higher rating but they chose to cut the film and go for a lower rating and a bigger audience.
What annoys me is that a 15 should have been more than sufficient for The Matrix as it was originally submitted. Who in their right mind apart from the BBFC would think that those few headbutts deserve an 18 rating? The violence isn't even realistic!

I bet those members of Joe Public who don't check places like dvdcompare.org.uk and happened to watch it on five last night were thinking "Eh? That bit ain't in my DVD. Must be the Director's Cut they're showing" :D

A few weeks ago, I told my mate that his R2 copy was censored and he did his nut. Before that he was babbling on about how pointless it was getting a multiregion DVD player :D
Originally posted by Rambo John J
Sometimes it's all too easy to forget how good a film is
Which is why everybody should watch The Matrix at least once a month ;) :D
 

Garrett

Moderator
I think region 4 is un-cut.
I saw this at the pictures, and my mate hired it out once and an other leant it to me but I still enjoyed it as much last night, didn’t get the what the hells going on for the first half hour though.
When are the sequels due?
 

James45

Standard Member
may and november 2003, Looks like we won't see a six-disc ultimate collection dvd of all three films until spring 2004, can't wait!!
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi,

Just to be annoying and to throw a proverbial cat amongst the pigeons...

... "The Matrix": one of the WORST sci-fi films ever committed to celluloid! And one of the most unoriginal films as well!

Pooch
 

Garrett

Moderator
Originally posted by James45
may and november 2003, Looks like we won't see a six-disc ultimate collection dvd of all three films until spring 2004, can't wait!!
And that Squirrel is why I haven’t got it on DVD yet.
 

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