Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Deradoorian $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Baby Sale
& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by goodusedbookscom and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
The Bourne Identity (TV M... has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Comes in original snap case in very good condition.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $22.52
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Bourne Identity (TV Miniseries)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Bourne Identity (TV Miniseries)

111 customer reviews

>
Additional DVD options Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
Widescreen Version
$103.94
$95.01 $14.18
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$103.94 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by goodusedbookscom and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Bourne Identity (TV Miniseries) + The Rhinemann Exchange
Price for both: $117.62

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

He goes by the name of Jason Bourne. Shot and left for dead, he is rescued from the sea not knowing who he really is... nor why he is so good at killing with cold-blooded proficiency. Attempting to overcome both the killers who continue to hunt him and the obstacle of his own amnesia, Bourne is determined to uncover his own mysterious past.

DVD Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat, Yorgo Voyagis
  • Directors: Roger Young
  • Writers: Carol Sobieski, Robert Ludlum
  • Producers: Alan Shayne, Carol Sobieski, Frederick Muller, Gayle Scott, Martin Rabbett
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
  • Run Time: 185 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006AG8D
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,512 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Bourne Identity (TV Miniseries)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 96 people found the following review helpful By John G. Gleeson Sr. on September 28, 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I read the book, and saw the recent movie with Matt Damon, which was full of "special effects" and short on Ludlum. This DVD is the reverse: it is a good story translated into a near great viewing experience. Why? Because it follows some long standing rules about story telling. It has characters that are believeable and a plot that moves briskly, but not at the high speed of the recent film. Richard Chamberlain is a consistantly good actor and he gives an excellent rendition of Jason Bourne here. Jaclyn Smith is an OK actress who is good enough so as not to drag down the pace of the film by being an unbelieveable character. The remainder of the cast, including Denholm Elliott, Donald Moffat and Anthony Quayle, all perform well, as would be expected of such excellent actors. The tranfer of a television "miniseries" to DVD is excellent, with one irritating exception; The pauses for commercials are still in place, when some judicious editing would have been an easy fix. Two other (minor) negatives are the score and the romance angle: the former is terrible, sounding saccharine in places where it shouldn't, and generally out of place in a film like this. The love scenes, especially the first, are like the worst of 80's soaps.. However, leaving the nitpicking aside, this is a nearly great visual experience. One BIG plus is the detail in filming European cities; it's fantastic. Seeing the intact WTC, in the new YOrk shots is a grabber though, at least to me. You simply can't go wrong with this one!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By "alfo68" on September 15, 2002
Format: DVD
I've seen this tv-miniseries version of Robert Ludlum's bestselling novel many times, that I can actually say the lines and the dialogue in most scenes. However, that doesnt stop me from buying the new dvd version -- one plus, is having a new cover with Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith. The first one that came out is just plain white cover and the second version is just an artwork. So, this cover version for one is worth collecting.
This version came out in 1988 and became a big hit worldwide in rental video and in some countries, it was released theatrically. Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith, I must say, did an excellent job in this movie. Jaclyn Smith was a revelation in this movie. Well, she and Richard Chamberlain are well known-as the King and Queen of the Miniseries genre, but this is Jaclyn's first foray to the action/thriller mold and she's very good at it. There's no high-popping special effects nor high-tech flying action scenes, but this movie delivers what an espionage thriller should be. It will hold you from start to finish. It's a non-stop gripping action thriller and the photography and the musical score are absolutely fantastic.
A big thumbs up and worth watching again and again!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Athenaeus Alexander Dukas on July 6, 2002
Format: DVD
Ignore the recent Matt Damon/Franke Potente GenX-ified bastardization of Robert Ludlum's wonderful book because the Richard Chamberlain/Jaclyn Smith version is the only version that actually faithfully adheres to core details and elements of the novel. If you really want to appreciate the Jason Bourne Series, read the trilogy, and then go out and buy this DVD. There isn't enough space here to recommend the mini-series highly enough or to explain just how thorough and horrid a mutilation the recent film really is of both the characters and the story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I saw the original movie when it aired on TV, and thought it was excellent - a great combination of suspense, intrigue, and romance. Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith (the King and Queen of the TV miniseries at that time) were both excellent in the starring roles and had great chemistry together. Inspired by the movie, I purchased the book and found the movie to be fairly true to the original. To the reviewer in New Jersey, I can only respond, have you read the book? In my opinion, at least, Richard Chamberlain was much more believable in the role of Jason Bourne than Matt Damon could ever be. From what I've seen so far, the new movie will probably pale in comparison to the original.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 1, 2004
Format: DVD
I am another one of those people who did not check out the 1988 mini-series (why it is called a mini-series rather than a two-part made-for-television movie I do not know) based on Robert Ludlum's novel until after they had seen the 2002 theatrical thriller starring Matt Damon and Franka Potente. For that matter I also saw the 2004 sequel, "The Bourne Conspiracy" before I got to this DVD where the main roles are played by big time small screen stars and top drawer beautiful people Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith.

The character that we will come to know as Jason Bourne (Chamberlain) is shot on a fishing boat off the coast of France, falls overboard, and is washed ashore. He is taken care of by Geoffrey Washburn (Denholm Elliott), a defrocked doctor who is able to save Bourne's life and help him uncover the first clues as to solving the mystery of his identity. When they are attacked the question of his identity seems rather pressing, and "Bourne" heads off to investigate the first clue in Zurich. But just as the first pieces are beginning to fall into place guys with guns start showing up and shooting at Bourne and he ends up taking a hostage, a Canadian economist named Marie St. Jacques, who in the end becomes the one person he can really trust and the proverbial much, much more.

The first part is better than the second part, because it focuses primarily on the mystery of Chamberlain's character discovering who he "is," although all information is suspect, especially when it looks like Bourne is not just any trained assassin but the infamous Carlos. Granted, Chamberlain was 53 at that point and too old for the role, but it is actually one of his better performances as the King of the Mini-Series.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: peter and wolf dvd, spy watch dvd