DVDs are holiday treats

“”Matrix Revisited”” is a documentary that not only covers “”The Matrix,”” but also gives a sneak preview of upcoming sequels. The documentary is almost two hours long and goes into detail about the making of the original film. From the initial idea of the “”The Matrix”” to the upcoming anime shorts, the DVD captures the creative brainstorming of the crew and cast of “”The Matrix.””

With tidbits such as Keanu Reeves acting with a spinal injury and the actors’ martial-arts preparation, the disc seems more like a secondary DVD that is now included in many special two-DVD sets.

This brings up the monetary issue: If you’re not into “”The Matrix”” or you’re not a hard-core fan, then this DVD is not worth buying. But it does make a decent rental.

— Charlie Tran,

Hiatus Editor

“”Crazy/Beautiful””

John Stockwell’s “”Crazy/ Beautiful”” brings an impressive display of features to its DVD, which is in stores now. The DVD version of the film features deleted scenes, audio commentaries, theatrical trailers and a documentary on the making of the movie.

There are five deleted scenes that are approximately a minute long each. Those who liked the film would be interested in the scenes, which can be viewed with commentary from the director. There is also audio commentary for the trailer from Stockwell and commentary throughout the film from both Kirsten Dunst and Stockwell. The documentary provides keen insight into both the thought process behind the movie and the casting.

Overall, this is an above-average DVD in terms of its features, which will keep fans of the movie occupied and satisfied for hours. Even those who weren’t too thrilled with the movie can appreciate the added bonuses that the DVD brings to the table.

— Josh Crouse,

Senior Staff Writer

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