Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines. The shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated.
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- DVD and Blu-ray
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; biographies; documentaries; interviews; DVD-ROM features.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; featurettes: "Behind the Story" and "The History and Culture of Anime"; making-of featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although these short films are animated, they're rather violent. In some cases, the violence is no different than that in a video game, but in others the graphic nature of the violence rivals live-action movies. Heads are crushed, a person is torn limb-from-limb, a teenager jumps to his death from a roof, and many characters, men and machine alike, die. Strong bonds of love and loyalty between men and women and friends are also touched upon, but the action often intervenes. A realistic, 3-D animated woman wears a thong bikini, but sexual content is minimal and at most, suggestive.
- Sexual Content
- Nudity of lifelike animated people.
- Matrix-style violence and warfare.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Action movie courage and heroics, yet by aggressive means.
- If you count the Matrix franchise.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Like the film, the main character is forced to choose a red or blue pill, however, not for recreational purposes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it