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The Burly Man Chronicles (2004)

This mammoth documentary takes use through the making of both "Matrix Reloaded, The" (2003) and "Matrix Revolutions, The" (2003). On top of seeing many pre-production and production ... See full summary »


Josh Oreck




Credited cast:
Aaliyah ... Herself (extended version) (archive footage)
Phillip Abbello Phillip Abbello ... Precision driver
Mary Alice ... Herself
Kym Barrett Kym Barrett ... Herself
Hugh Bateup Hugh Bateup ... Himself
Monica Bellucci ... Herself
Jason Bentley Jason Bentley ... Himself
Daniel Bernhardt ... Himself
Ian Bliss ... Himself
Danielle Burgio ... Herself (extended version)
Damu Dailey Damu Dailey ... Himself
Geofrey Darrow Geofrey Darrow ... Himself
Tom Dryden Tom Dryden ... Himself
David R. Ellis ... Himself (extended version) (as David Ellis)
Laurence Fishburne ... Himself


This mammoth documentary takes use through the making of both "Matrix Reloaded, The" (2003) and "Matrix Revolutions, The" (2003). On top of seeing many pre-production and production meetings, we are also invited on the sets for both films, and get an idea of how difficult it was to accomplish the nearly impossible. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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Release Date:

7 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This feature-length documentary is featured on disc 9 in The Ultimate Matrix DVD Collection, released in 2004. See more »

Alternate Versions

The extended version features additional profiles on various members of the cast and crew. This extends the running time by 81 minutes, making this version 176 minutes long. See more »


References Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

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Great For Matrix and Movie Fans!
14 November 2006 | by wackeychanSee all my reviews

The Burlyman Chronicles is an hour and a half documentary on the making of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. The film serves almost as a sequel to the documentary the Matrix: Revisited as well. Over an hour and a half the documentary covers from August 2000 leading up to the November 2003 release of Revolutions, giving us the inside scoop on every aspect of production. And I mean every. From the storyboard artist, to John Gaeta's new special effects, to the Wachowski's interactions with the evermore perfectionist, Keanu, you really get a feel for what this four year production was. Unfortunately for many of you, it's only available on the Ultimate Matrix Collection, a ten disk box set, (ready for the mind blower? The 4th and 6th disks are Reloaded and Revolutions revisited, and there's STILL enough content for this and more!)

It's well worth a watch if you're an avid Matrix fan, or if like many of you, are a huge movie buff. This movie covers absolutely everything, and it's not a slow watch either. However, if you don't have a huge interest in behind the scenes stuff or the matrix, it's definitely not worth your time.

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