I don’t know about you, but the more I think about it, the more I chomp at the bit waiting for The Matrix: Reloaded to come out – TWO MORE DAYS! I’ll be there with black leather on, Carrie Ann!
Anyway, the point of this post is the fact that I was able to get my fix of the Matrix universe when I found out about The *FREE*, downloadable ANIMATRIX episodes available from the movie’s website.
If you haven’t heard of the ANIMATRIX, you’re in for a treat. The Wychowski brothers are huge fans of anime, and they signed on some of the most popular Japanese directors to produce this DVD, which acts as kind of an extended backstory for the Matrix universe. Four of the nine episodes are available on the site, and the two I’ve watched are “geekasm” inducing, even in not so high-def Quicktime format. I think this is one of the few DVDs I will be waiting for on the day of its release, June 3rd.
Followup: Be aware that the DVD will most likely receive an R rating. One segment in particular contains some pretty graphic battle scenes that wouldn’t be suitable for young viewers.