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243 comments

Spoon? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207412)

Not here.

Re:Spoon? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207745)

I always went to bars after work to pick up women. This night, a woman picked me up instead, and after a little flirting, we were back at her place.

She sat down on the couch next to me. We obviously wanted the same thing.

She was beautiful, with her deep brown eyes and long straight brown hair and smooth tanned skin. She was wearing a pink tank top, a short pink skirt, pink high heels, and sheer tan pantyhose. She was very playful tonight, and she put one of her heels on my crotch. I had jeans on, so I couldn't really feel anything, but the sight of her silky pantyhose covered legs made my cock very hard.

She told me to get undressed. She then stood up and started undressing as well. She was a lot more comfortable than I was, probably because this was her place. I guessed she had done this with many guys before, but it didn't matter, because her sexy legs covered with the tan pantyhose made me completely submissive to her will.

I removed all my clothes and sat on the couch naked, with my hard cock pointing straight up. The teased me by slowly removing her tank top, then her bra. She rubbed her perfect D cups together. Then she took down the skirt, and revealed her pantyhose clad pussy. She wasn't wearing any undies. She rubbed her pussy through the sheer pantyhose. She looked great standing in front of me in her tan pantyhose and pink high heels and nothing else.

She sat back down on the couch next to me, playing with her pussy. I was very excited, and just stared at her. She asked me if I wanted to try some kinky fun. She then took her shoes off, and put her pantyhose clad feet on my cock. She rubbed my cock head with one foot, and massaged my balls with the other. I was so excited by those pantyhose covered feet touching me that I would have agreed to anything at that moment. And I did.

She stopped playing with my cock, and I was very disappointed to not have those feet there all of a sudden. She pulled out a box from under the couch and opened it. It contained a lot of sex toys. She took out some restraints. I was more than willing to do whatever she wanted. She spread my legs and cuffed each of my feet to the two front legs of the couch. Then she spread out my arms, and tied my hands back down to the back two legs of the couch. I was sitting there helpless, unable to move, my legs spread and my cock sticking straight up.

Then she went into another room. I waited in anticipation for what was to come. She came back with a strange device. It looked like a guillotine, but a smaller version of it. I asked her what she was going to do with it. She just told me not to worry, and I was going to have the best sex of my life. She stood the device right in front of me. I was getting a little nervous, especially when she lifted the blade with the string that was attached. She pulled the blade all the way up, and then tied the string to the top of the device so that the blade would stay in place.

My cock was going soft from seeing the blade. She noticed this, and put a pantyhose clad foot on my cock and massaged the head. Immediately my cock got hard again, and I forgot about the guillotine. She then picked up a thin rope from her toy box. She tied the rope around my cock, just below the head. She led the rope through the contraption, under the blade, and tied the other and of the rope to a door knob on the other side of the room. The door was closed, so it easily held my cock in place, which was sticking out straight ahead of me, tight under the blade. She pulled the rope tight, so that I had to lift my hips off of the couch. If I tried to sit back down, the rope would get tighter around my cock and pull it harder away from my body.

She smiled and said now the fun part would come. She stood up on the couch, directly in front of me so that her pussy was right by my mouth. I could smell her scent. She told me to lick it. I licked it through the pantyhose. It was starting to get moist.

Then she said we should get a little more dangerous. There was little I could do, but with

Her pantyhose covered legs and pussy in front of me, I didn't really want to protest. She tore the crotch of her pantyhose, letting her pussy lips free.

Then she told me that I was going to lick it like I had never licked before. And to make sure I was a good boy, she would give me an incentive. I stared in horror as she untied the rope that was holding the guillotine blade in place, but I could not stop being excited by the beautiful pantyhose covered legs and the pussy in front of me. She said I would lick and sick until she was happy, and if I stopped, she would let go of the rope.

What could I do? I started to lick her pussy. I didn't really mind.

She moaned a little. Then she put the rope in her mouth and bit down with her teeth to hold it. That way she could use both hands. She rubbed her breasts and her beautiful pantyhose covered ass. I just kept licking and sucking her pussy as she thrust her hips in my face. It was very exciting, and I loved her forcing me to please her like this, with my cock at stake. I still tried to sit down, but the rope on the end of my cock kept pulling in the other direction.

I could feel her pussy getting very wet.

Then she had her orgasm. Her hips thrust in my face, and as she did so, she opened her mouth in satisfaction, and the rope slipped from her lips.

I heard the swoosh of the blade as it came down. Then I no longer felt the tugging of the rope. It had stopped pulling on the end of my cock, and instead a much more horrible feeling had replaced it. I was now free to pull my hips back.

I realized immediately my penis had been severed. The pain was shocking, and I clenched my teeth together, right onto her pussy lips.

She jerked as she herself felt a sudden rush of pain in her genitals. She tried to pull herself away, just as I jerked my head back from the pain... She screamed.

She was still standing over me, and I could not see what my severed cock now looked like, all I knew was it hurt immensely. I bit down further, not even realizing I had ripped the top half of her pussy lips away, and they were now between my teeth.

Her hands went down to her pussy, trying to stop the bleeding and the pain. I opened my tear filled eyes long enough to see her crying.

I felt great remorse at what I had done, even though she lost far less than I. Her pussy would heal, and since half of it was still there, even though it was the bottom half, she could still experience sexual pleasure. As far as I knew at that time, my penis was gone forever, and I would never have sex again. Then I passed out.

What is the matrix? (3, Funny)

mark-t (151149) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207413)

Slashdotted.

That's what the matrix is.

Re:What is the matrix? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207473)

holy shit, we brought down the entire ign [ign.com] network! woah they suck...

Re:What is the matrix? (1)

apple-marc (638273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207660)

IGN have sucked for years. A serious amount of advertisng, and persistant pestering for money. When will these kind of websites realise that this only drives people away?

Re:What is the matrix? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207850)

The last time this happened, they diverted more power to the servers, only to kill off about 10% of their "batteries." As the slashdotting continued, the problem only got worse.

Luckily for the human race, the new policy is to just let the servers go down.

Re:What is the matrix? (0, Funny)

dburkhardt3 (634503) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207951)

The Matrix was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Just like the Fifth Element, Ernest Saves Christmas, and Learning To Masturbate with Barney.

Maybe the original DVDs everyon bought have degrad (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207416)

Maybe the original DVDs everyon bought have degraded?

It better come with (4, Funny)

NetNinja (469346) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207423)

A blue Pill and a Red Pill ;)

Re:It better come with (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207501)

Which begs the question, which pill would YOU take?

I'd take the red pill.

Re:It better come with (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207611)

I'd eat both. Who knows? Might help keep me 'regular'.

I don't think they'd work for me anyway (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207893)

Something about taking too many "paisley" pills in the sixties.

KFG

Sounds cool... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207426)

wish I could read what was going to be in it...

owch (1)

SteakandcheeseUm (191173) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207427)

And hopefully this DVD will not break down 2 years after I buy it!

Re:owch (3, Funny)

1nv4d3r (642775) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207618)

Great, another form of matrix decomposition to hate.

Well, in two years it'll be just in time for the extended, expanded, special three-movie collector's edition of the director's cut. Brewed with a premium blend of bonus material and loaded with never-before cared-about footage, enhanced with gaffer commentary in both the gaffer's native language and three others, not to mention the several TV specials that you've seen before, but haven't yet been given the opportunity to pay a premium for.

Re:owch (1)

apple-marc (638273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207762)

Wow you could have given us an extreme sarcasm warning. Who got out on the bitter and cynical side side of bed this morning?

Theres no DVD... (2, Funny)

dark-br (473115) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207771)

Neo: There is no DVD?
Warner Bros boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the DVD that rots, it is only yourself.

Since the article is slashdotted... (4, Insightful)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207432)

...I have no way of knowing: is this 2-disc set going to be substantially different from The Matrix plus The Matrix Revisited which are available now? I mean, I already have both of them. I don't see why I should have to pick up another.

Re:Since the article is slashdotted... (4, Funny)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207507)

Because if you don't buy them the terrorists have already won!

Hmm... (2, Funny)

The Human Cow (646609) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207438)

Maybe I'll buy this one...I still don't have the Matrix on DVD. The only copy I have is the VHS I bought used at Blockbuster.

Lol, VHS (1)

BoomerSooner (308737) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207464)

Best joke ever. Watching the Matrix on VHS. Tears man, Tears!!!

Re:Lol, VHS (0, Flamebait)

Tralfamadorian (115732) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207692)

Although I agree with you, I think your focus on the VHS aspect is a bit off. The real reason you should feel sorry for him is that he actually watched the Matrix

Is Dot gonna be in it? (5, Funny)

UrGeek (577204) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207445)

I miss Animaniacs so much! is Dot gonna be Trinity in Animatrix?

Oh, wait......Nevermind

Re:Is Dot gonna be in it? (2, Interesting)

jcoy42 (412359) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207853)

Cripe, that was the first thing that went through my head too..

I would be more than happy to pay whatever for a full set of *all* the animaniacs episodes in high quality w/o commercials on DVD.

Warner, are you listening? Cash money..

Oh how I miss that show..

/.'ed (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207446)

Warner Home Video will be repackaging The Matrix as a 2-disc set. The new edition will essentially contain the current film and The Matrix Revisited discs. Revisited will be padded out with new promotional features like "Preload: On the Set of Reloaded," episodes 1&2 of The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance, a preview of The Animatrix, "What Is the Game?" trailer for the new Infograme "Enter The Matrix" videogame , a sample of music from Reloaded, and a Marilyn Manson "Rock Is Dead" music video. The set will also include a free ticket offer to The Matrix Reloaded. The Matrix: Special Edition is due on April 29 and will retail $27.95. Oh, and the packaging will be "foil-wrapped" (insert eye-rolling).

Speaking of The Animatrix, this more ambitious project will be released on June 3rd. This disc will include nine short films conceived by the Wachowski brothers, delving into the world of the Matrix and its characters. The collection of shorts, ranging from traditional anime to full-blown CGI, will come from world-renowned anime directors Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Koji Morimoto, Mahiro Maeda, Takeshi Koike, Peter Chung and Andy Jones." Episode include "The Final Flight of the Osiris," "The Second Renaissance Parts 1 & 2," "Kid's Story," "Program," "World Record," "Beyond," "Detective Story," and "Matriculated." The Animatrix will retail $24.98. As for the two actual sequels, the Reloaded and Revolutions DVDs are already in production and are being promised as "breakthrough discs".

Re:/.'ed (1)

crashnbur (127738) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207742)

I'm glad I haven't bought Revisited yet, then. Buying this package is thus justified. (I justified re-purchasing the movie here [slashdot.org] , though I hardly need to justify my own purchases...)

Mirror? (0)

aalex675 (628367) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207447)

Anyone have a mirror I could get this off of.

why..? (0, Redundant)

bicho (144895) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207453)

why should I get it?
It'd probably be rotten in 2 years.

Eh? (2, Informative)

Rameriez (644702) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207455)

Wasn't The Matrix: Revisited a "2 Disc set loaded with extras"?

I too would like to know if this release is any different. The title "special edit" suggests to me that perhaps there are some extended scenes in this one.

Re:Eh? (1)

archen (447353) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207704)

Those were just "extras".

These are "EXTRA extras"!

Re:Eh? (1)

bv3nut (199935) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207877)

edit should be edition

Great! (0, Redundant)

unterderbrucke (628741) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207458)

I've always wanted another special-edition DVD to waste 30 bucks on!

Re:Great! please avoid decimal . (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207711)

geeks HATE decimal. That's 1Eh bucks. Repost.

Didn't they do this already? (1)

BTWR (540147) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207460)

First they give us this version [amazon.com] , and soon we'll have this "special edition" and let's not forget the inevitable "directors edition" and "boxed=set" editions that will be coming in the future!

Hehehe... i don't care though - Matrix rules!

This was a rumor a while back.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207467)

See here: http://www.outwar.com/page.php?x=267317

Animatrix Trailer (4, Informative)

dolphinuser (211295) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207471)

You can watch the Animatrix trailer here [warnerbros.com]

John

What Another? (3, Interesting)

trinity93 (215227) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207480)

What is it with this footage manipulation crap everybody is doing? i mean just release the film in its entirety and stop holding out on us. Im starting to feel like im being taken by a realy sick and masive bait and switch scam. I can see haveing a directors cut but this is getting out of hand

Re:What Another? (1)

PetWolverine (638111) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207560)

The film in its entirety? Do you know how many hundreds of hours of footage they shoot for a movie? You're saying they should just give us all of that on fifty DVDs and let us decide what parts we like the best. I'd rather let them go through it for me and select the parts I'm most likely to like--it's a lot less time-consuming on my end.

Re:What Another? (3, Funny)

trinity93 (215227) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207628)

Well the next thing i bet they try is Matrix by subscription. For 4 easy payments $19.95 you will get a extra 15 mins a month for 12 months or untill they run out of footage which ever comes first. It sounds silly but they are willing to try anything these days to make a buck

Re:What Another? (1)

numark (577503) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207902)

They already tried that. It was called DivX (the Circuit City version, not the codec).

Re:What Another? (1)

trinity93 (215227) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207972)

EEKK!! i was trying to forget about DivX. though i once heard a rumor that some one figured out how to replay those disks forever(i wish i could remember where i heard this) something about scratching a track on the disk that the players wrote to or something

Re:What Another? (1)

Longjmp (632577) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207566)

Hey, I don't know about you, but I really need to watch the caple guy say "man, this movie is great!"

;)

I'd rather watch The Sopranos (-1, Troll)

Amsterdam Vallon (639622) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207490)

You can get an entire season for $50 used. How many times can you watch the same cliched Keanu Reeves "sci-fi" adventure flick?

Re:I'd rather watch The Sopranos (1)

MalleusEBHC (597600) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207544)

How many times can you watch the same cliched Keanu Reeves "sci-fi" adventure flick?

31 times and counting.

Re:I'd rather watch The Sopranos (1)

sweetooth (21075) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207571)

I think that might be bordering on obsesivness.

Re:I'd rather watch The Sopranos (1)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207663)

About 11 times. I expect that number to increase shortly before and after the sequels come out.

Re:I'd rather watch The Sopranos (1)

RogueMaverick (646642) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207885)

I've lost count on how many times, but over 15, probably.

News at darkhorizons (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207491)

From darkhorizons [darkhorizons.com] :

The Matrix: Special Edition (DVD): On April 29th, a few weeks shy of the first sequel's release, Warners will put out a special two-disc set for the original box-office smash with all sorts of stuff. All the extras that appeared on the single-disc release a few years back will be here, as will the entire "The Matrix Revisited" two-hour documentary. Joining it will be several new behind-the-scenes featurettes, three hours worth of audio music track, an 800+ still gallery, the Marilyn Manson music video "Rock is Dead", previews of the game & Animatrix episodes, and an exclusive preview of the second film. All of this will come in collectible foil packaging whilst worldwide release dates should fall along similar lines. Thanks to 'FanHalen'.

Ooo! Foil packaging!

Doesn't sound like a new edit. I really doubt I'm going to be replacing my old Matrix DVD.

Could they be any more obvious? (3, Interesting)

majestynine (605494) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207500)

I wonder how long the publishers of movies such as this are going to get away with doing this. The only reason they do this is to maximize the amount of money they possibly squeeze out of the mindless masses that enjoy seeing pretty pictures moving.

I used to work (until quite recently) in the Entertainment section of a Kmart. When they released the Lord Of The Rings DVD (2 disc), people bought it in droves, and as I'm sure you'd guess, it was a best seller for months. Then once all the fuss has died down, they re release it in a special four disc edition, the extra discs containing a few average documentaries on the making of LOTR plus an extra half an hour of unseen footage. Of course, it sold like crazy again.

As I was running the transactions through, I'd often ask (or sometimes just be told by) the customer, that they'd already bought the two disc set, but they had to have the extra discs for their content. Most of these people weren't your 'typical' hardcore nerd type person that obsesses about things like this: they were 'ordinary' people (like your older brother, or your mum), who were doing this.

They'd also mention (and this is my point) that the next time things like this came out, they'd hold off until they released the "Special Extended Edition"s of all the really big name movies (LOTR, MATRIX etc).

I admit that I've almost done this too, I bought the original Matrix DVD, and I bought the original LOTR dvd set (2 disc), and now that they've brought out the newer ones, I was not only quite pissed that they've brought out 'bigger' versions, I half contemplated buying the new editions. Now I've not forked over that money, and I certainly won't do it. However what I will do, and I'm sure that a majority of people will too: is to hold off buying it until they have released the Super Special Extended Amazing Edition of whatever movie it is.

Their sales will drop until they realise they can't get away with it.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1)

EMR (13768) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207515)

well, for LOTR, the DID announce that they were going to be releasing a 4 disc set before the 2 disc set was released.. Heck they anounced that while it was still in theatres..

So I held out for the 4 disc set..

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207641)

Yep, exactly true.

Fans of the film, or even anyone who even glances at the current DVD/movie news, knew this before the 2-disc edition came out.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207538)

they re release it in a special four disc edition, the extra discs containing a few average documentaries on the making of LOTR plus an extra half an hour of unseen footage. Of course, it sold like crazy again.

Not sure I agree that the docs are average. It's a six hour long documentary spread over 2 DVDs that covers the entire process from the life story of Tolkien to the eventual Special Edition DVD. Very in-depth and a damn sight better than the EPKs that pretend to be documentaries on most DVDs. Considering it repeats nothing that appears on the original edition of LOTR and the fact that the extended cut packs a fair amount into an extra 30 minutes, I can't see what you're moaning about.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (2)

mark-t (151149) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207573)

... the extended cut packs a fair amount into an extra 30 minutes

Twenty of which is in the extended closing credits which includes some ten thousand names from the LOTR fan club.

Who, other than people who are *in* that list (and only want to see their name on the screen for the first time), actually reads all those names?

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1)

deek (22697) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207779)

    • ... the extended cut packs a fair amount into an extra 30 minutes


    Twenty of which is in the extended closing credits which includes some ten thousand names from the LOTR fan club.


The extra 30 minutes did NOT include the fan club credits. It was all extra scenes not originally included in the movie. Thank god Peter Jackson saw fit to release this on DVD, because the extra scenes really make the movie more complete. They absolutely HAD to cut out the scenes for the theatrical release though, because nearly 3 hours is longer than what most theatres can take efficiently.

What a horrible bait and switch! (4, Funny)

Aexia (517457) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207580)

First they get you to buy the Matrix when it comes out on DVD. Then they release a 2-disc "Special Edition" a scant *three years* later!

Bastards!

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207589)

Yes but they detailed this months before it was out on video, and everyone had a heads up. Also all of the extras on the two different sets was different. They sold one to beef up the bottom line quickly on average fans who would never sit through 3hour 4minute movie, and one with all of the geek crap we wanted, with no deciet at all.

STEAL THEM INSTEAD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207665)

duh.

Re:STEAL THEM INSTEAD (1)

MsGeek (162936) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207961)

No, buy them used. Half.Com is your friend.

Re:STEAL THEM INSTEAD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207984)

No, buy them used.

Good point -- isn't it great how used DivX looks exactly like new DivX? ;-)

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207726)

Their sales will drop until they realise they can't get away with it.

Uh, they *are* getting away with it. How do you think they pay for laws like the DMCA?

Even slashdotters aren't immune to the draw of those shiny DVDs full of computer-generated fantasy.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1)

plone (140417) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207761)

The last time I checked, the mindless masses were not being held up at ransom to buy both versions of LOTR. Perhaps the reasont that the film studios can get away with this is because there actually is a demand for these products. Imagine that, suppliers of movies actually supplying what the public demanded. Adam Smith would have been proud.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1)

steeef (98372) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207802)

good thing new line announced both versions of LOTR at the same time, so people who wanted the 4-disc version knew to wait.

granted, most people do not read dvd sites enough to catch this kind of thing, but the information was there, and informed consumers were smart enough to hold off.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207852)

Not only did they announce both the 2-disc and the 4-disc version before either were published, they also announced that the 4-disc version would come with a mail in rebate for $5 (or maybe $10, I forget the details) if sent in with the proof of purchase of the first one and the 4-disc version came with a free pass for The Two Towers.

As a smart shopper I paid under $25 for both the 2 disc and the 4 disc after subtracting out the rebate and the cost of my ticket that I was going to buy anyway for the 2nd movie.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (5, Insightful)

TrentC (11023) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207880)

I used to work (until quite recently) in the Entertainment section of a Kmart. When they released the Lord Of The Rings DVD (2 disc), people bought it in droves, and as I'm sure you'd guess, it was a best seller for months. Then once all the fuss has died down, they re release it in a special four disc edition, the extra discs containing a few average documentaries on the making of LOTR plus an extra half an hour of unseen footage. Of course, it sold like crazy again.

And anybody who was paying attention at the time would know that they announced the extended edition of the DVD at the same time as the original one.

Jay (=

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (1)

numark (577503) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207910)

I bought both. I got the 2-disc version so that I could watch it starting in August. I then bought the 4-disc version not because of the extras, but because of the bookends (which are very nice IMO) and also for the free ticket. I had no problem paying for both, and both see play in my DVD player still.

Re:Could they be any more obvious? (2)

deek (22697) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207920)

  • I bought the original Matrix DVD, and I bought the original LOTR dvd set (2 disc), and now that they've brought out the newer ones, I was not only quite pissed that they've brought out 'bigger' versions, I half contemplated buying the new editions.

You can NOT compare the way they handled the Matrix, to the way they handled the LOTR release. New Line, right from the start, announced in a press release their intentions to release two separate DVD versions. They kept everyone informed as to their intentions, and thus have my respect for that. If you didn't do any research on the DVD release schedule, then you have noone to blame but yourself.

The Warner Brothers have you! (1)

rowbuht (646099) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207506)

Why is this being released so late after the initial DVD release? Sounds like this is just trying to build hype over Reloaded. I doubt we'll get any real light-shedding debuts on this release. Probably just Criterion knock-off interviews, "The making of:" stuff :/ Lately the phrase "loaded with extra features" is tossed around rather lightly, man.

Another edition? (5, Funny)

1nv4d3r (642775) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207508)

They should call it "The Matrix: Repackaged"

Re:Another edition? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207816)

A rough parody of the Matrix is titled 'The Matrix Regurgitated'...

it's at http://philippe.ufoh.com/.

I've said it before... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207519)

Anime sucks. It is for 8 to 11 year old boys.
It is not for geeks, it is for mindless child molestors.

I'd rather play with my penis.

Re:I've said it before... (-1, Flamebait)

op51n (544058) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207586)

An don't tell me, someone told you to shut the fuck up last time too?

Go play with your Japanese little boys.. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207619)

You fucking retard.

Re:I've said it before... (-1)

PedoPeteTownshend (641098) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207733)

I'd rather play with the penis of an 8 to 11 year old boy.

Does that make me a bad man? I don't think so. Even from an early age I knew that having my penis manipulated was a pleasurable experience.

Listen, I'm a fucking rock star. CmdrTaco thinks I'm God. I can fuck whoever I like, especially if they've got a nice pink arse and no hair on their balls.

The Sad Truth (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207539)

Just another way to milk the first Matrix for more $$$$ before the next movie arrives this year.

I'll buy it (-1, Troll)

PetWolverine (638111) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207540)

...but apparently not yet, seeing as how the site is thoroughly down.

When I get it, I'll rip it, and you can download it here [dhs.org] .

I don't have The Matrix on DVD yet, just a DivX version I downloaded from LimeWire, so this seems like a good buy to me.

Re:I'll buy it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207568)

LOL. I don't know what your bandwidth is on that FTP server, but just for fun I clicked to download a 680 MB file. Time remaining: 2 days and 17 hours remaining.

I think I will just buy it, or rent n' rip it, its a better use of my bandwidth.

How does your FTP site work? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207671)

Do people just walk in and upload stuff? How? Or did you accumulate all this eclectic mix of stuff yourself? I'm amazed and impressed! How come you haven't been busted yet?

That's why I never bought any of the DVD's (1)

crashx99 (444198) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207551)

I knew they would do this. I was considering many times to by the matrix, but knew that once reloaded was near they would try to get as much money as they can out of it. I would wait until they release them all together as one big set, but I'm not that frugal.

Matrixfans.net's forum post (DVD PR)... (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207563)

Click here [matrixfans.net] to read it.

Hmmm.... (1)

cuyler (444961) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207567)

Will this be Matrix 1.5 like X-men? [amazon.ca]

Just when you thought they couldn't squeeze more oney out of a francise they replace the natural number version system with a real number system.

Re:Hmmm.... (1)

cuyler (444961) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207584)

Ummm..... </A>

Praise Allah for the end of American Space Travel (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207588)

The will of god is greater than the will of man.

The evil of America had paid the price for occupying our holy land.

You have paid with lives.

Iraq will prevail.

Allah, peace be upon him.

And what's the half-life? (0, Redundant)

John Jorsett (171560) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207597)

How long before these DVDs degrade into a pool of goo [slashdot.org] ?

Dear Dr. Fuck (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207659)

Dear Sir:

I'd like know what the red, pus-engorged streaks on my balls are. They rose up after I had sex with a plate of Thai food. Do you think the curry might be having a reaction with my equipment? I do have allergies to peanuts.

Thanks a bunch,
Red Stained in Rockford


Dear Red Stained in Rockford,

The red streaks on what we in the medical field call your "ballzack", are typical of allergic reactions to sex with food containing peanuts. However, the pus-engorgment is not. I suspect you probably let your dog or cat nibble the curry sauce off your equipment (as I usually do), and he or she probably accidently nipped you in the buds, as it were.

I suggest you take about 20 benadryls and soak your scrotum in hydrogen peroxide (use a 6% solution, not the usual pussy 3%). And since you do have allergies to peanuts, try to go with Mexican food instead of southeast Asian food, for future reference.

Sincerely,

Dr. Fuck

Too bad Matrix 2 Sucks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207664)

If only Keanu Reeves could act...

we thank you for your support (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207700)

Here at Warner Bros, we appreciate the free advertising given to our Matrix entertainment product.

We also appreciate how many Slash Dot readers purchase these "special edition" DVDs. It's comforting for us to know that all this talk of "boycotting the media corps" and "don't give them any of your money" is just hypocritical hot air.

Sure, most of you have seen the movie already and could just save your money, or (ha ha) use it to support lesser known directors and actors who could use the exposure, but you choose to give it to us. We thank you for that.

Rest assured, this money will go directly to our pockets, and occasionally to the pockets of a needy senator. Occasionaly, due to court orders and other circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to give some money to the actors, writers, and artists who create the movies.

Again, we thank you dearly for your support of our wholesome movie industry, and we look forward to your future purchase of our upcoming 3-DVD "Matrix Multiplied" set. We know you'll buy it for that extra 30 minutes of footage. And of course the "Matrix Engaged" 4-DVD set which comes out after that, which comes with a set of Matrix stickers with your favorite personas.

It's through your unwavering interest in our products that we're able to bring you innovative new products such as: pay-per-use DVDs, annoying copy-protection schemes, and corrupt corporate-welfare legal schemes like the DMCA.

Sincerely,

President
Warner Bros

No deleted scenes? (0, Redundant)

crashnbur (127738) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207735)

I tried to submit this about three days ago and couldn't get through to the site. This is only related because I tried to submit it first, but: what was going on with the site that prevented me from submitting a story from four different locations? The submit page loaded only once, and when I clicked 'preview', I received a server error. After that, I could get the main page, stories, etc. to load, but not the submit page. From school, home, and work... I'm only curious.

As for the special edition DVD... I can't wait! I unfortunately received a copy of my Matrix DVD with the pins in the center of the jewel case broken and missing, so the DVD has simply been sliding around for over a year. I never bothered to buy another copy because I figured a special edition had to come out sooner or later.

But looking at the release specs, deleted scenes still seem to be absent. Did they only shoot what they wanted, and did nothing get cut? I can hardly find that believable... or was everything worth keeping kept (probably)?

Either way, the Matrix is my favorite movie of all time -- bar none -- and I'll be there to pick up my copy of the special edition DVD as soon as I can!

Reluctant To Buy DVD's (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207737)

After the recent article about degrading DVD's, I'm now reluctant to buy any :-/

http://slashdot.org/articles/03/01/31/2241236.sh tm l?tid=97

They're doing this with Alien movies too (2, Interesting)

bnavarro (172692) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207788)

I rushed out and bought the Alien special edition boxed sets. The first two movies were repackagings of the laserdisc sets, and the last two were featureless movie only editions. Now they are coming out with a new "Alien Quadrilogy" boxed set; new special editons for the first two, and real special editions for the other two.

Despite all of the excitement [thedigitalbits.com] that seems to be surrounding this release, I won't buy it. I'll wait to replace my collection with the HD-DVD version, whenever that comes out. Same goes for the Matrix. How did I just know that they would eventually bundle that "Revisited" disc in with a super-super edition.

Fortunately, they did announce the movie and special edions of FOTR at the same time, so I didn't get burned on that one. From now on, though, any blockbuster that is release in a "Movie-only" or "Limited suppliments" edition, I defanately will not buy, and will hold out for the eventual "deluxe" edition.

I am really annoyed at the Alien set. I was certain that that would be the last time it was visited until HD-DVD. Crap.

Great! (1)

JanusFury (452699) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207801)

My Matrix DVD is starting to decay and fall apart, this one will be out right around when my old one shatters into bits inside my DVD player!

Way to go guys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207830)

Slashdot effect smokes IGN

"connection refused for dvd.ign.com"

OOOOOOO baby

"Extras" (4, Informative)

GreggyBUIUC (262370) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207837)

I really hope the "extras" include a new commentary track. Have you guys ever sat through the commentary that comes on the DVD. It is a *painful* experience. Its such a great great movie that its sad to see such monotonous commentary. Carrie Moss has some interesting and funny comments, but honestly she just isn't present enough throughout the track. Instead its two of the "geeks" that helped put the movie together ( one was in charge of visual effects). Although some of the technical insight is interesting -- for the most part you find them talking through the best parts of the movie about totally unrelated subjects, or extending valid points way too far. Maybe I'm being a little too critical on something that's supposed to be off the cuff, but it just seemed like the techinical guys didn't have a clue as to how to make the commentary interesting for your average viewer. However, geeks never have been great at stimulating conversation for the masses for minutes, let alone hours.

I love listening to the commentary tracks on DVDs -- Fight Club and Training Day being two of my favorites -- as they offer insight into the movie's themes and motif's and new perspectives on something you may have taken for granted after 5-10 viewings. After so many years and so many viewings, I'd love to finally know what the brother's think of their creation or hear more from Laurence or Hugo (probably not Keanu though :-) ).

Kazaa? (2, Funny)

geekee (591277) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207863)

Is it available on Kazaa yet?

ebay? (1)

cosyne (324176) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207896)

So now i can pick up used copies of the 'inferior' versions of LOTR, Matrix, Tron, Pulp Fiction, etc for cheap, and not feel so bad about supproting the Hollywood Machine? Cool....

Boycotting MPAA? (2, Insightful)

MacDork (560499) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207897)

Wouldn't it be wiser to not buy said special edition? At least half of the /.ers out there seem to truly detest the DMCA/RIAA/MPAA, so then why pad their pockets? Personally, I won't buy it. They've called me a thief though their actions and policies. I liked the Matrix, but I won't be filling the chest they dig from to buy off our representatives in the house and senate. I hope you all will do the same too.

OK, I'll be pedantic... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207926)

Anime is Japanese animation.

Since the Animatrix is produced by Americans in America it is many things, but it is most certainly NOT anime.

This is as stupidly annoying as when they drew Spider-Man with huge eyes and called it manga.

vote with your wallet (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207927)

hey people, get a grip. Are you complaining you bought their bate and switch? First off, DVD is/was a completely new market the companies are learning about. Since no one could have predicted consumer interest in behind the scenes features, we're bound to get multiple version. Now obviously they are trying to exploit the huge success of block busters, but again vote with your wallet.

Someone call Goscinny and Uderzo's lawyers (1)

devnulljapan (316200) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207930)

Matrix? Animatrix? C'est terrible! I am tres confused mes amis, I thought this was about a menhir salesman.

Goscinny and Uderzo's lawyers will slap this down so fast for copyright infringement (along with those other indomitable characters, the Mighty Unix, Merry Linux, and the nasty legionnaire Weetabix): As described in this article [slashdot.org] .

I can wait,,,. (1)

natron 2.0 (615149) | more than 11 years ago | (#5207933)

I already have the original Matrix DVD and VHS. I think I will wait until next year when the whole triligy is released as a special edition box set.

Quailty of the original Matrix DVD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5207995)

i dont know if its just me, but the original DVD is pretty subpar in terms of quality. The colors and graininess on that disc have to be some of the worst i have ever seen.



Ironic considering the movie itself was the pinnacle in terms of special effects and all that hoo-haa. A pity they couldnt have made a DVD to simply show off the movie.



Here's to hoping that this "special edition" does something about that.

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