The Animatrix is in its own way as big and impressive as its live-action counterparts, with both power and precision in every story. And as a comforting bonus, much of the buzzing or popping we hear across eight hours of movie watching can be attributed to the high-tech nature of the sci-fi environment, with electricity everywhere. The rest of that noise is just a cue to buy new gear.
This embarrassment of riches continued with last year's HD DVD release, which ported over all of the same materials, plus threw in a few exclusive picture-in-picture commentaries. Warner has not given Blu-ray short thrift, for now we have 'The Ultimate Matrix Collection' which again compiles over 35 hours of material in one mammoth seven disc set. A bit more compact than the seven discs found in the HD DVD edition, for Blu-ray Warner spreads out the extras across three BD-50 dual-layer movie discs, another BD-50 for 'The Animatrix,' and two more standard DVD platters with additional extras (one double-sided). 153554b96e