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The Bourne Trilogy (The Bourne Identity / The Bourne Supremacy / The Bourne Ultimatum) [HD DVD]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Matt Damon
  • Format: DTS Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: December 13, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (994 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YMBBH0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,620 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Bourne Trilogy (The Bourne Identity / The Bourne Supremacy / The Bourne Ultimatum) [HD DVD]" on IMDb

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The Bourne Identity

Freely adapted from Robert Ludlum's 1980 bestseller, The Bourne Identity starts fast and never slows down. The twisting plot revs up in Zurich, where amnesiac CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), with no memory of his name, profession, or recent activities, recruits a penniless German traveler (Run Lola Run's Franka Potente) to assist in solving the puzzle of his missing identity. While his CIA superior (Chris Cooper) dispatches assassins to kill Bourne and thus cover up his failed mission, Bourne exercises his lethal training to leave a trail of bodies from Switzerland to Paris. Director Doug Liman (Go) infuses Ludlum's intricate plotting with a maverick's eye for character detail, matching breathtaking action with the humorous, thrill-seeking chemistry of Damon and Potente. Previously made as a 1988 TV movie starring Richard Chamberlain, The Bourne Identity benefits from the sharp talent of rising stars, offering intelligent, crowd-pleasing excitement from start to finish. --Jeff Shannon

The Bourne Supremacy

From The New Yorker
Fast, faster, and fastest-that's the way the cutting rate goes in this sequel to The Bourne Identity. The director, Paul Greengrass, jumps ahead within scenes, then jumps again. Greengrass is like a man breathing so fast that he never draws much oxygen into his lungs. Yet, of its kind, The Bourne Supremacy is incredibly skilled. Greengrass arranges pursuits and escapes that fly like arrows. He tears up staid old Moscow in a car chase and turns routine C.I.A. procedural stuff-people looking at computer screens and barking code names and other gibberish at each other-into nerve-racking contests of will. The movie is stripped down for action, and its hero-the survivor of a botched operation who suffers from amnesia-has no identity beyond his superlative physical skills and a vague sense of guilt. Harried, chased, both hunted and hunter, the blunt-nosed Matt Damon is a superhero reduced to pure reflex, yet, by means of his isolation and his stoicism, he becomes almost a romantic figure. Set in Goa, Naples, Berlin, Moscow, and, should you blink, perhaps Madagascar and Sardinia, too. With Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, and Franke Potente. Adapted by Tony Gilroy from a Robert Ludlum novel. -David Denby Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker

The Bourne Ultimatum
The often breathtaking, final installment in the Bourne trilogy finds the titular assassin with no memory closing in on his past, finally answering his own questions about his real identity and how he came to be a seemingly unstoppable killing machine. Matt Damon returns for another intensely physical performance as Jason Bourne, the rogue operative at war with the CIA, which made him who and what he is and managed to kill his girlfriend in the series' second film, The Bourne Supremacy. Now looking for payback, Bourne goes in search for the renegade chief of CIA operations in Europe and North Africa, partnering for a time with a mysterious woman from his past (Julia Stiles) and constantly--constantly--on the run from assassins, intelligence foot soldiers, and cops. Directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93) with the director’s thrilling, trademark textures and shaky, documentary style, The Bourne Ultimatum is largely a succession of action scenes that reveal a lot about the story’s characters while they’re under duress. Joan Allen, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, and Paddy Considine comprise the film’s terrific supporting cast, and the well-traveled movie leads viewers through Turin, Madrid, Tangiers, Paris, London, and New York. Overall, this is a satisfying conclusion to Bourne’s exciting and protracted mystery. --Tom Keogh

Special Features for High Definition - Side A
U-Control Tutorial (Picture in Picture, Blackbriar Files - includes Character Dossiers, Location Analysis, Tech Specs of gadgetry and spy techniques explored through 3-D animations, text and static images); Volkswagen Get More Info, Web Enabled Features

Special Features for Standard Definition - Side B - Deleted Scenes
- 5 Featurettes: Man on the Move: Jason Bourne (scenes from Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and Tangier locations), Rooftop Pursuit, Planning the Punches, Driving School, and New York Chase
- Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass

Customer Reviews

This is the three part trilogy and one of the best movie series I have ever seen.
Jay
And there's also a good amount of film grain as well, which again, I believe is intentional.
Tony Khamvongsouk
You won't be disappointed with the movies or the picture and audio quality on blu Ray .
taylorran

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

350 of 390 people found the following review helpful By Tony Khamvongsouk on January 30, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
(Update 08/11/2012: Knowing what I know now, I've completely rewritten my reviews for the box set and individual titles from scratch, which might make some of the comments obsolete. But in exchange, I hope this review seems more in-depth now).

(Note: Since I can't fit all 3 individual reviews into one entry, I've essentially condensed it down to a general overview of the plot, A/V specs and presentation, and only a list of the special features for each. The numbers you see don't necessarily equate to technical perfection, but those are the average numbers based on each movie and rounded up to the nearest whole or half number. To read the individual reviews, use the links below).

http://www.amazon.com/review/R35Y9M58QPFCXE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
http://www.amazon.com/review/RFJDO2K5251W2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
http://www.amazon.com/review/R1BYXHJU8KPQFN/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

Movie - 5.0

The first time I ever saw this film series was from a total blind-buy. Previously, I never even wanted to touch it because I had this stupid, unexplainable bias against Matt Damon. To this day, I still can't remember why I had such feelings, but I'm glad I got over it, because The Bourne Trilogy is a masterfully-executed story that has changed the face of spy-thriller movies forever. The Bourne Identity starts with the discovery of a man found overboard. He has two gunshot wounds in his back, a Swiss bank account in his hip, and no immediate recollection of who he is. Coincidentally, upon reaching the mainland it seems that he's a master in firearms and fisticuffs when he instinctively disables a couple of poor police officers that just happened to mess with the wrong guy.
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful By biogeek on September 9, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Perhaps the people who said this disc set has no extras haven't actually looked at the back of the DVD cases. Each movie has a lot of bonus material that is quite interesting. There is feature commentary with the director, interviews with cast members, deleted scenes, fight sequence planning, driving school, going on location, and lots of other really cool stuff (too much for me to write it all down here). If you are interested in how these movies were made you will really enjoy all of the bonus features.
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280 of 332 people found the following review helpful By Thunderhead22 on January 27, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I couldn't figure out how to open this set. I was tugging on the sides. Then I tried to slip the case off vertically. I was on the verge of forcing open the box when I decided to google the set, hoping to see something about the packaging scheme since there is no clear indication as to how to open it. Before you force this thing open, take note: The cover image of Matt Damon is a magnet. It flips open to the left, allowing access to the discs. Enjoy.
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88 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Chris on December 19, 2007
Format: DVD
This set is a silver box containing the individual releases of all 3 Bourne movies. The first thing I noticed was a new 2007 DVD of The Bourne Identity with the spine number 61103847. The package looks like the previous "Explosive Extended Edition," except this one's just called "Explosive Edition," and lists Feature Commentary by Doug Liman as an extra feature. I was looking forward to hearing the commentary, and when I plugged in the DVD, it wasn't there! Even though the disc itself says 2007 on it, it's exactly the same as the 2004 version. If you're not into commentaries, then this is a great set.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jonescincy on May 16, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
WOW! I already had all 3 on DVD and decided to get these to go with my new Blu Ray player. It's no wonder they won awards for sound editing. The picture definitely seemed a little clearer than the DVD's but the sound was incredible. Already good on the DVD version in my home theatre this took it to a new level and I'm not regretting the $65 for upgrading my set. The best thing about it was I have a Sony Blu Ray and a Sony 7:1 AV receiver. Every movie I've played I've had to cycle through my settings to get the best sound. I'm not sure if it was just this movie, my set-up or what but it wouldn't let me change the setting before the movie got started saying it wasn't used. The sound was absolutely perfect so I'm glad it didn't let me mess with it. Motorcylces racing from back left to front right speaker, gun shots echoing and traveling through from front to back. My son and I were laughing at times at how cool the sound was. Visually I use an HD projector that throws a very clear 100 inch picture, I lose a little video quality but this was the best home theatre experience I've had. The movies are great but the Blu Ray version is incredible with the proper set-up. I have other Blu Ray movies that have not provided as good of an experience as these.
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76 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Marcus.Caesar. on November 30, 2008
Format: DVD
The box set is nothing fancy, 3 Bourne movies with few bonus material on each disk. I like it since I love the movies. If you are looking for hours of extra content, packaged in a beautiful looking folded up box set, also containing posters or picture arts, this is not it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Fan! on December 16, 2008
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While I never read the books I really enjoyed each of the Bourne movies. The story is intriguing and the action exciting. Not a mindless "shoot-em-up" flick, the storyline will keep you engaged.

The DVD set has the movies, of course, but I really enjoy the extras on each DVD. The technical aspects, such as how some of the scenes were done, is fascinating. But also the rationale behind some of the choices made by the director, etc. is interesting.

Watching each film in sequence, and not separated by years waiting for the next "installment", I caught a number of subtle elements I had previously missed. Things like that make it even more enjoyable. I'm now more impressed with the story (screenplay) itself.

Because of the intensity of the storyline, it's great to watch as you run on a treadmill! Motivating - as you connect with the character. I find myself running longer since I'm don't want to stop in the middle of a chase scene or a fight scene. To me, that's a plus.

But, hey, it's also fun for "sit-on-the-couch-and-forget-about-your-day" situations. Another plus.

Buy the set and enjoy how the movie links to the book. Like I mentioned, I hadn't read them but the DVD helps point out the choices made. In fact, I'm likely to read the books now and compare - since Amazon has them as well (at great prices).

And that's what makes it a positive experience - value. The Amazon price is tough to beat!

And I received mine before the promise date - another plus for Amazon.
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Bourne Trilogy...DELAYED??? HD-DVD
Yea... it looks like the release date is on Dec 13!

It kinda sux.. hehehe.... I have the First 2 Bourne films on regular DVD... but now that I have an HD-DVD player, I decided to get the HD-DVD version of Ultimatum, but then I saw this great deal (HD-DVD Bourne Trilogy - $49.99), so I went ahead... Read More
Dec 11, 2007 by ArchAngeL |  See all 5 posts
Great Price
Agree, this is a great deal. Nice to finally have some good deals for hd dvd.
Nov 25, 2007 by Amazon Customer |  See all 3 posts
Audio/video out of sync on Bourne Supremacy?
I've just noticed the same thing. The audio seems to slip in and out of sync throughout the movie. Tried the disc on a couple of players and saw the same behavior. No other movies exhibit the same sync problems on my setup, so I'm leaning towards thinking it's an issue with the disc itself.
Dec 27, 2007 by Robin Archer |  See all 5 posts
What languages tracks
all 3 contain ENG and FRENCH audio tracks and subtitles. Ultimatum also contains SPANISH audio and subs
Jan 12, 2008 by BBP |  See all 2 posts
Bourne Trilogy 1/3 combo, 2/3 HD DVD
I received the same set as well for a Christmas gift for a friend and yes the Ultimatum is a combo disc meaning one side is Standard DVD and the other side is an HD DVD. And the first 2 parts are only HD DVD so meaning they can only be played on an HD DVD Player. So what it's saying is that the... Read More
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