Disc Eight: The Roots of the Matrix was the eight disc in the Ultimate Matrix Collection. It contained two in-depth documentaries on the historical, philosophical, and technological inspirations of the trilogy and its spin-off Animatrix shorts.
- Color, Anamorphic Widescreen
- Go to the DVD Credits Menu.
- Press right to highlight the main box. Press enter.
- The DVD Easter Eggs Menu will pop up. Use your remote to highlight parts of the code to access the featurettes.
- Select the Languages menu.
- Click on the arrows to the right of the Subtitles
- Click on the arrows to the right of the new set of Subtitles.
- Click on the Warner Video credits box.
- The Easter Egg menu appears. Select one of the code streams to play the hidden featurette.
There are seven featurettes; four in a row at the top, one in the middle and two below. In that order, the featurettes are about:
- The Hero's Journey: Christopher Vogler
- Names: Christopher Vogler, Frances Flannery-Dailey, William Irwin, Peter B. Lloyd
- The Holy Grail: Peter B. Lloyd, Frances Flannery-Dailey
- Interpretations: Ken Wilbur, Peter B. Lloyd, David Chalmers, Dr. Rachel Wagner, Frances Flannery-Dailey, Dr. Cornel West
- Nanotechnology: Angela Belcher
- Modular Reconfigurable Robots: Mark Yim
- Future Technology: Will Wright