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The Matrix in Atmos :: Thank you Excel Home Videos
22 July 2018
When I heard that they are re-releasing The Matrix trilogy in 4K UHD with a new Dolby Atmos track I was immensely disappointed to learn that the Atmos soundtrack will be limited only to the 4K set. But that's the case with the rest of the world because thanks to Excel Home Videos, we are getting a separate Blu-ray release here in India, with a new video remaster and the same awesome reference quality Atmos audio. Must must buy.
Also I would like to specially thank Excel Group for gifting me a superb James Bond Coffee Table Book with this order. Couldn't be more happy with the team. Keep up the excellent work. Cheers!!
Picture Quality - 5/5
So I had heard that not only the 4K Blu-ray but also the standard HD Blu-ray is getting a new picture remaster and the results are pure reference grade. The movie mostly consists of Blues and Greens and both these colors are very finely represented, not overdone like the previous editions. The video is sharp and contrast excellent. Skin tones are natural though I felt that the dynamics could do with some improvement. It's definitely a fine upgrade and makes this purchase even more compelling.
Audio Quality - 5/5
The Matrix has always been the go-to demo disc for showing off your home theater system right since the days of its DVD release. And the new Atmos track takes it to a different level altogether. The level of immersion is outstanding throughout the movie. The lobby shootout sequence, the chopper scene, Trinity's intro in the beginning, the training scenes, the trademark bullet dodging sequence, all make for instant demo material. The rewind button on your remote is going to suffer once you start playing this disc. The rain drops fall on you, the helicopter flying above you and make sure you dodge that bullet otherwise it might hit you. Kudos to the sound engineers at Warner for giving us such aural pleasure through a movie that deserves all the fine detailing it has received in this edition.
No matter if you own this movie on DVD, Blu-ray or the complete trilogy, if you are a fan, this edition is a no-brainer. Or better yet, the 4K one if you have the setup.