Matt Damon returns as highly trained assassin Jason Bourne, who is on the hunt for the agents who stole his memory and true identity. With a new generation of skilled CIA operatives tracking his every move, Bourne is in a non-stop race around the globe as he finally learns the truth behind his mysterious past. Loaded with incredible fight and chase sequences, it's the exhilarating movie with "mind-blowing action" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that you can't afford to miss!
An abundance of bonus features are included on both the standard DVD and high definition DVD formats. The 24-minute "Man on the Move: Jason Bourne" featurette follows Matt Damon and the entire movie-making crew on location around the globe through Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid, and Tangier with lots of commentary from producers Patrick Crowley and Paul Sandberg, actor Matt Damon, stuntmen, and a host of others involved in the film. What comes across loud and clear are the immense logistical difficulties involved in such an ambitious film like filming in London's Waterloo station, one of the world's busiest and most crowded train stations, making cold bare Berlin match snowy Moscow where The Bourne Supremacy
ended and The Bourne Ultimatum
begins, working around the clock in Madrid, and virtually closing off the main square of Tangier for days at a time. The "Rooftop Pursuit" feature provides an in-depth look at the amazing stunt and camera work involved in shooting the intense Tangier rooftop pursuit while "Planning the Punches" explores the martial arts training and special breakaway props utilized throughout the many fight scenes in the film. Matt Damon's gleeful participation in the New York chase scene is highlighted in the "Driving School" feature and the immense logistics of filming a car chase in New York are explored in "New York Chase." Commentary for the entire film is provided by director Paul Greengrass and 12-minutes of deleted scenes are also included. The HDDVD also includes a "Be Bourne Spy Training" aptitude test in which viewers watch 20 clips from the movie and are tested on their observation skills--connecting to the internet allows viewers to download their results directly to their HD DVD player. The "U Control" picture in picture option allows viewers to access cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage including excerpts from most of the aforementioned bonus features without leaving the movie, providing a rich, in-depth explanation of a multitude of important plot points. Viewers can also access the Blackbriar files while watching the film for additional detailed information about the characters, locations, and spy gadgets--a feature which adds a whole new level of understanding and meaning to the viewing experience. Car enthusiasts will enjoy pulling up technical information about the Volkswagen Touareg featured in the film's chase sequence and connecting to the download center for even more information on this featured vehicle. Viewers can also bookmark their favorite scenes for repeated watching. --Tami Horiuchi