One of the best sci-fi film franchises of all time, The Matrix, just got a very nice Cyber Monday discount at Amazon. For $40 you can pick up all four live-action movies in the collection, a deal that works out to $10 a movie. Even better, this box set is the 4K UHD “Deja Vu” version so you can watch Neo beat the stuffing out of an army of early 2000s special effects Agent Smiths. The standard Blu-ray box set is also available at the very tempting price of just $15.

The Matrix: Deja Vu Collection
The Matrix: Deja Vu Collection
  • The Matrix: Four-Film Deja Vu Collection (4K UHD, Amazon) — $40 ($50)
  • The Matrix: Four-Film Deja Vu Collection (4K UHD, Walmart) — $40 ($50)
  • The Matrix: Four-Film Deja Vu Collection (Standard Blu-ray) — $15 ($20)
  • John Wick: Chapter 1-4 Collection on Blu-ray — $22 ($45)
  • Back to the Future trilogy (4K UHD) — $28.50 ($56)

The first Matrix film, released all the way back in 1999, is arguably still the best of the lot and has held up surprisingly well over the years. A masterpiece of storytelling, action, special effects, and sound design, it’s a lean-and-mean blockbuster that took the world by storm and broke new ground at the time with its slow-motion choreography. It felt like almost every action film was copying Neo’s bullet-dodging acrobatics in the wake of this film’s release.

While they aren’t as highly regarded, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions are still great movies in their own right. The Wachowski Sisters returned to direct the follow-ups, and with a bigger budget behind them, the action reached new heights across freeway chase scenes, a massive brawl in the Merovingian’s manor, and all-out war in Zion between humanity and an endless number of killer robot squids. The Matrix Resurrections is a nostalgic return to that universe, and while it’s not as grand as the films that came before it, it still has some interesting ideas and themes that it explores. There’s a large number of extras in this collection, including interviews, trailers, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

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