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Matrix Trilogy - Hd-dvd - £25.49 Delivered

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9y, 2m agoFound 9 years, 2 months ago
Three features. With THE MATRIX, the Wachowskis have established themselves as innovative filmmakers who push the boundaries of live-action films. Like the groundbreaking STAR WARS, THE MATRIX (also the first film of a trilogy) showcases a unique visual style, one the Wachowskis achieved through an array of techniques and digital effects, some never before seen in mainstream Hollywood films. Although computer morphing technology had been used before in films such as THE ABYSS and TERMINATOR 2, the Wachowskis were the first to use 'bullet time,' a time-bending digital effect that utilises both computer-generated imagery and still photography. The film itself is a complex story that aspires to mythology, focusing on a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He finds his answer with a group of strangers led by the charismatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). What they encounter in confronting that truth makes for a lightning-paced, eye-popping thrill ride of a movie. Packed with stunning fight scenes (choreographed by accomplished Hong Kong director Yuen Wo-Ping), astonishing visual effects, quotable lines, and a terrific supporting cast (led by Carrie-Anne Moss, in her first major Hollywood film), THE MATRIX is a bold triumph that raises the bar for all science fiction films. Also includes THE MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS.



As far as i can see its the last low price for this so snap it up quick
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#1
I want a HD DVD player so much just for these films! Need money first though... :-(
#2
obviously a mis-price but worth a try.

Ordered :thumbsup:
#3
Great price.
#4
lol - why are these being mispriced so much? I have ordered them at £19.99, 21.99 etc. Wierd... Order was cancelled once tho :(
#5
Nice... thanks
#6
Whos winning the format war currently? Any sign of a standard format.
#7
Flux101
I want a HD DVD player so much just for these films! Need money first though... :-(


If you live in London then this could be worth a shot...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94505

...although you do have to pay full RRP for the Matrix HD-DVD boxset first though at £69.99 :thumbsup:
#8
As far as i know there is still no clear winner, i have heard people say that Blu ray has much more capacity whilst HD-DVD is 'more interactive'

I would like to know how you make a disc 'more interactive'! surely its what is put on the disc that makes it interactive as you can put (don't quote me on this) anything on any disc

But many film companies are taking different sides, but as far as i know there are more big name (Non-Movie) companies behind Blu ray but HD DVD's and players are (I think) cheaper.

Thats what ive read and heard a while back, might not be accurate today but a rough guide anyway
#9
Up until a couple of weeks back, the winner was clear - Blu-Ray was trouncing HD-DVD by a very large margin. By then Toshiba and/or Microsoft muddied the waters by paying Universal and Dreamworks millions of dollars to go HD-DVD exclusive. With big titles like Transformers due to be released, this has been a big blow to the Blu-Ray camp. This has been countered to some extent, however, by other studios - Fox, for example - hitting back by committing to Blu-Ray only. As you can see, it's all getting a bit petty and is doing the Hidef market no favours whatsoever as most consumers have chosen to sit on the fence (me included) until the dust settles.

Personally I'd prefer to see Blu-Ray win as I honestly think it's the better format but until they can knock out a Blu-Ray player for $200 (the magic price point, apparently), it's doubtful that consumers will buy into the technology in droves. Of course the one thing that really helps the format is having a Blu-Ray drive built into PS3 which is why I'm honestly surprised that Microsoft haven't seen fit to build an HD-DVD drive into their new XBOX 360 Elite - it would certainly seem like a very sensible move if they want to give the format a shot in the arm. Some would argue, however, that all this confusion is working in Microsoft's favour as it doesn't want either format to win - it wants to market to stay muddied until Microsoft's 'on demand' movie technology is ready.

So should you buy at the moment? Probably not - personally I'd wait until either one of the camps is either giving their players away or one of them throws in the towel (which isn't very likely). It's a shame really as I have an HD-ready 42" Plasma TV and there's nothing I'd like more than to be able to watch 300 in 1080p...
#10
Yeah im very suprised at microsoft not putting a HD DVD drive into there xbox 360 at least at a minimum. As they are now putting HDMI ports on there premium i would have thought that they could build the player in easily. Maybe there are some underlying problems with getting 360 games to run through the drive. The Microsoft on demand movies i cant see working as surely the majourity of peoples broadband is to slow (fastest i can get is 2Mb). But anything that takes a bit of the monopoly away from sky is a good idea in my mind.
#11
I watched this again last night,first one. Great film. It is true,to an extent. There is those that see and those that don't. We are all energy created out of love,you either believe and accept this,or you don't. You can send the love back up to creator,and to your fellow brothers and sisters,or you can deny it...but you are only denying yourself. Keep the faith!
God Bless :thumbsup:
#12
Bardo
Up until a couple of weeks back, the winner was clear - Blu-Ray was trouncing HD-DVD by a very large margin. By then Toshiba and/or Microsoft muddied the waters by paying Universal and Dreamworks millions of dollars to go HD-DVD exclusive. With big titles like Transformers due to be released, this has been a big blow to the Blu-Ray camp. This has been countered to some extent, however, by other studios - Fox, for example - hitting back by committing to Blu-Ray only. As you can see, it's all getting a bit petty and is doing the Hidef market no favours whatsoever as most consumers have chosen to sit on the fence (me included) until the dust settles.

Personally I'd prefer to see Blu-Ray win as I honestly think it's the better format but until they can knock out a Blu-Ray player for $200 (the magic price point, apparently), it's doubtful that consumers will buy into the technology in droves. Of course the one thing that really helps the format is having a Blu-Ray drive built into PS3 which is why I'm honestly surprised that Microsoft haven't seen fit to build an HD-DVD drive into their new XBOX 360 Elite - it would certainly seem like a very sensible move if they want to give the format a shot in the arm. Some would argue, however, that all this confusion is working in Microsoft's favour as it doesn't want either format to win - it wants to market to stay muddied until Microsoft's 'on demand' movie technology is ready.

So should you buy at the moment? Probably not - personally I'd wait until either one of the camps is either giving their players away or one of them throws in the towel (which isn't very likely). It's a shame really as I have an HD-ready 42" Plasma TV and there's nothing I'd like more than to be able to watch 300 in 1080p...


Please don't post "facts" that aren't true. Your opinions always seem to be based on inaccurate information.

1. Universal has always been HDDVD exclusive!

2. Dreamworks is owned by Paramount, who have gone HDDVD exclusive, they were previously neutral.

3. Fox has always been Blueray exclusive!

HDDVD drive was not included in the Elite because Microsoft aren't "behind HDDVD", they simply "support" it. They have paid no money to anyone (it was toshiba that paid paramount $150 for their support). Microsoft still markets the Xbox 360 as pretty much only a games console with a few trimmings. Their whole ethos is that a consumer shouldn't be tied down to a specific format until the battle is over. This is obviously marketing tosh and a pr selling point, but it does answer your rhetoric.

Its almost inevitable that Blueray will win out in the end, but it looks like it won't be "over" until at least 2009.

Buying a full priced Blueray player now is prolly not a good idea just in case, getting a PS3, as long as you want it for the games as well is prolly a better idea. Or if you have a 360, you might as well get the addon for that, if not then a cheap HDDVD player.

Anyway, all besides the point sorry for polluting this thread. But please get your facts right, you come to some pretty decisive conclusions but your basing it all on hearsay and rumours that are mostly wrong.

Your types are the best fruit for the Blueray marketing machine, the uninformed zombie touting information they don't have the sense to validate or look into. But all to quick to go on the deep pseudo intellectual explanation on why Blueray is so great, with no factual substance in sight.

End rant, get banned, you will take it wrong way, get offended I have dented your ego when its not about that, reply based on said ego indentation....rinse repeat....internet in a tea cup. not hotukdeals though. Lucky your rantings and mine are in the minority.
#13
rehydrated
I watched this again last night,first one. Great film. It is true,to an extent. There is those that see and those that don't. We are all energy created out of love,you either believe and accept this,or you don't. You can send the love back up to creator,and to your fellow brothers and sisters,or you can deny it...but you are only denying yourself. Keep the faith!
God Bless :thumbsup:


Ummm you sure its saying that? I don't think 2 gimp creators of the matrix's intellectual insight stemmed that far mate....Might be looking into it too deep... :thumbsup:

I found the animatrix to have far more depth to it than any of the matrix films personally, take a look at that :)
#14
Bardo
Up until a couple of weeks back, the winner was clear - Blu-Ray was trouncing HD-DVD by a very large margin. By then Toshiba and/or Microsoft muddied the waters by paying Universal and Dreamworks millions of dollars to go HD-DVD exclusive. With big titles like Transformers due to be released, this has been a big blow to the Blu-Ray camp. This has been countered to some extent, however, by other studios - Fox, for example - hitting back by committing to Blu-Ray only. As you can see, it's all getting a bit petty and is doing the Hidef market no favours whatsoever as most consumers have chosen to sit on the fence (me included) until the dust settles.

Personally I'd prefer to see Blu-Ray win as I honestly think it's the better format but until they can knock out a Blu-Ray player for $200 (the magic price point, apparently), it's doubtful that consumers will buy into the technology in droves. Of course the one thing that really helps the format is having a Blu-Ray drive built into PS3 which is why I'm honestly surprised that Microsoft haven't seen fit to build an HD-DVD drive into their new XBOX 360 Elite - it would certainly seem like a very sensible move if they want to give the format a shot in the arm. Some would argue, however, that all this confusion is working in Microsoft's favour as it doesn't want either format to win - it wants to market to stay muddied until Microsoft's 'on demand' movie technology is ready.

So should you buy at the moment? Probably not - personally I'd wait until either one of the camps is either giving their players away or one of them throws in the towel (which isn't very likely). It's a shame really as I have an HD-ready 42" Plasma TV and there's nothing I'd like more than to be able to watch 300 in 1080p...


Microsoft paid Paramount Pictures & DreamWorks $150 million to stay hddvd exlcusive NOT universal, they have been hddvd exclusive from the get go!

This deal also includes.... Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies and MTV Films, as well as movies from DreamWorks Animation, which are distributed exclusively by Paramount Home Entertainment.
The studio says it will launch its exclusive HD DVD program with the release of 'Blades of Glory' on August 28th (a release which was [COLOR=#660000]previously announced for both formats[/COLOR]), and will follow with two of the biggest grossing movies of the year 'Transformers' and 'Shrek the Third.'

The reason the hddvd player was not built into the 360 elite was purley to keep costs down, the PS3 is still £399 becuase of the built in blueray player thats being FORCED onto the consumer.
Many people are still happy with standard def dvd, so this way people have the choice to upgrade when and if they need to hddvd.
There is very little difference in playback with hddvd and blueray, i have the 360 hddvd player and at £99.99 now i think if you are thinking of going HD and you already have a 360, then this is a no brainer!

Oh and BTW transformers HDDVD exclusive, GET IN!!!!:p

Ps dont forget that hddvd is and ALWAYS WILL BE regon free, so if your after the crem de la crem version of the matrix you ll wanna get the FIVE disc ultimate matrix collection shipping NOW from movietyme for £48.99! ....... http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=35904
#15
Soon there will be plenty players about that will play both formats , that would be the safest option.
#16
why has this thread turned into a hd-dvd v blu ray?:?
#17
souljacker
why has this thread turned into a hd-dvd v blu ray?:?


They always do :viking:

Best advice is if you want the discs and can play the discs, buy the discs and just sit back and enjoy :santa: (not long now)
#18
robo989
Please don't post "facts" that aren't true. Your opinions always seem to be based on inaccurate information.

Keh? You sure you're not mixing me up with someone else? I've posted a grand total of 18 posts (well, 19 now) in these forums and the vast majority of those don't get actively involved in discussions like this one. I'd be interested to see what else I've posted that you've taken such exception to? I can only assume you know me from somewhere else? You a 'cyber-stalker', Mr Robo?

robo989
Your types are the best fruit for the Blueray marketing machine, the uninformed zombie touting information they don't have the sense to validate or look into. But all to quick to go on the deep pseudo intellectual explanation on why Blueray is so great, with no factual substance in sight.
Hehe. Got a HD-DVD drive have we? One way or the other, you certainly seem quite negative towards the Blu-Ray camp (btw - Blu-Ray doesn't have an 'e' in it) ;)

robo989
End rant, get banned, you will take it wrong way, get offended I have dented your ego when its not about that, reply based on said ego indentation....rinse repeat....internet in a tea cup. not hotukdeals though. Lucky your rantings and mine are in the minority.
Keh? Didn't understand a word of this so can't take offense... :D
#19
just to let you know, you can use the xbox 360 external hddvd drive with your pc, just plug it in and go - the only other thing you need is the software player to support it (powerdvd)
#20
Isn't this £19.99 at Gamestation? :?
#21
Bardo

Hehe. Got a HD-DVD drive have we? One way or the other, you certainly seem quite negative towards the Blu-Ray camp (btw - Blu-Ray doesn't have an 'e' in it) ;)



So long as we're being pedantic, HD DVD does not have a dash in it. :whistling:
#22
ctafield
Isn't this £19.99 at Gamestation? :?


no
#23
i got one of these last week > traded in some of my old games [XBOX] @ CEX for the Add-on.

it's an excellent way to jump into HD movie's.

IMO: i'd like to see HD-DVD as the next HD movie disc format > just to see yet another stupid Sony format fail.
#24
herby247
Ps dont forget that hddvd is and ALWAYS WILL BE regon free, so if your after the crem de la crem version of the matrix you ll wanna get the FIVE disc ultimate matrix collection shipping NOW from movietyme for £48.99! ....... http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=35904


Thats a good price compared to the full price for our standard edition, but its annoying that the extra's included arnt presented in HD resolution.
#25
souljacker
no


I guess my question was rhetorical. It IS £19.99 at Gamestation (or will be on Monday when it comes out).
#26
ctafield
I guess my question was rhetorical. It IS £19.99 at Gamestation (or will be on Monday when it comes out).


have you got a link? where have you got this information from?
#27
Hi I just did a search online for Matrix HD DVD Gamestation and someone on the AV Forums reckons they went into Gamestation today and picked the HD DVD Matrix Trilogy for £19.99 brand new. Someone else commented that it was being sold early and wasnt out till Monday. Looks like this could indeed be true... of course thats trusting the person who posted this info... worth a look anyway.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618696

the 10 disc Matrix trilogy for normal DVD is only £9.99 new so maybe this is true...

http://www.gamestation.co.uk/product.asp?id=dvd95213
#28
I don't have a link I'm afraid :( Just from speaking to people in-store.

Edit: How about this link http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=943509

;)
#29
gamestation in rotherham dont even stock HD DVD, just blu-ray
#30
ctafield
Isn't this £19.99 at Gamestation? :?

Yes but i posted it before that deal came out
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96282
#31
Product now Unavailable on site, dam it here we go again another one cancelled
#32
Ok, I've just logged into my Smiths account and the order has dissapeared? So WHSmith just cancel things and don't inform you? Great....:roll:

Edit: Just saw this at the top of the page: "Sorry, we are currently experiencing some technical difficulties, therefore you are temporarily unable to access your orders. Your orders are, however, safely stored and will be available again soon. Please try again in a moment."
#33
dandoc2
Yes but i posted it before that deal came out
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96282


So did I ;-)
#34
ctafield
So did I ;-)

No some guy said isnt this £19.99 at gamestation and i said yer but i posted this price before th price came out
#35
Mines been disptached!:-D

Dear xxxx xxxxxx,
We are pleased to inform you that the following items
on your order ref: xxxxxxxxxx
have been processed. Items ordered from the UK(WHSmith Retail Ltd) have been despatched. Items ordered from WHSmith Jersey will be despatched imminently. The details of the consignment
that you will receive are shown below. All
amounts shown are in UK Pounds (GBP).


Product ID Price (GBP) Title Quantity
----------------- ---------- ----------------- ----------
HDY17236 25.49 Matrix Trilogy Complete - (HD 1

Charges:
Shipping : GBP 0.00
Items : GBP 21.70
VAT : GBP 3.79
TOTAL : GBP 25.49

The delivery information we have for this order is:

Any outstanding items will follow as they become available.


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#36
same here..... gob smacked but sooooo happy at the same time :) cheers to person that posted it!
#37
budgie55
same here..... gob smacked but sooooo happy at the same time :) cheers to person that posted it!


I'm amazed too! I pretty much gave up after a week but left it on there just incase, well, this time it worked out!
#38
Picking mine up in 5 days too -whoooooa.
#39
Mine was just delivered about 5 minutes ago (£25.49).
Thanks OP
#40
demotic
Mine was just delivered about 5 minutes ago (£25.49).
Thanks OP


Mines just been delivered too! Very well packaged.:thumbsup:

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