Burbank, Calif., July 14, 2003 - Prepare to be blown away on October 14 with the highly anticipated DVD and VHS release of the record-breaking $700 million worldwide box-office smash hit The Matrix Reloaded.

Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix Reloaded is the second chapter in the Wachowskis' groundbreaking action film trilogy that explores the nature of reality and the search for truth. In addition to the return of original Matrix stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Reloaded features such new cast members as Jada Pinkett Smith and Monica Bellucci.

Premiering October 14 on DVD and VHS from Warner Home Video Inc. (WHV) and Village Roadshow Pictures, The Matrix Reloaded is timed for release three weeks prior to the theatrical opening of The Matrix Revolutions, the final film in the futuristic series. The Matrix Reloaded will be priced to own at $29.95 SRP for DVD and $22.99 SRP for VHS.

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DVD ELEMENTS

The two-disc DVD release includes an explosion of mind-freeing bonus features:

Preload - Get a behind the scenes overview of The Matrix Reloaded with on-location footage and interviews with cast and crew

The Freeway Chase - Behind the scenes footage shows the viewer how the mind-blowing scene was captured on film.

What is The Animatrix?- A glimpse into the history and the intrigue of the Animatrix.

Enter The Matrix - Making of the best-seller video game and the groundbreaking technology used to create it. Your exclusive opportunity to step inside the world of Enter the Matrix.

The Matrix Unfolds - A review of The Matrix phenomenon and its amazing cultural impact

2003 MTV Movie Awards Matrix Reloaded parody

Get Me An Exit - Matrix-inspired advertising.

Weblinks to the official Matrix website.

SYNOPSIS In the powerful second chapter of the Matrix trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Moss) and Morpheus (Fishburne) lead the revolt against the Machine Army as it attacks Zion, the last human city on earth, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construct of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind.

What is The Matrix? The question is not yet fully answered. And it leads to another: Who created The Matrix? The answers lead to more worlds of bold possibility - and to a destiny that passes from revelations to Revolutions.

BASICS

DVD - $29.95 SRP

VHS - $22.99 SRP

Street Date: October 14

Running time: 138 mins.

Rating: R (for sci-fi violence and some sexuality)

DVD Widescreen [16:9 Transfer] Catalog # 28648

DVD Standard [4:3 Transfer] Catalog # 21851

VHS Catalog #21851

Spanish-Subtitled VHS Catalog # 6876

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Brian B.