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The Bourne Identity [Blu-ray][Region Free]

Matt Damon , Franka Potente , Doug Liman    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox
  • Directors: Doug Liman
  • Producers: Doug Liman, Patrick Crowley, Richard N. Gladstein
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Dubbed: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001P81WEY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,221 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



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

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Badly wounded and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is pulled out of the Mediterranean by fishermen, and is able to recall neither who he is nor what happened to him. His only clue to his identity is the number of a Swiss bank account which has been etched into a device implanted in his body. Following the lead to Zurich, he discovers money, passports and a gun waiting for him, but also earns the attention of the security services and has to leave in a hurry. He then persuades a young woman named Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) to drive him to Paris, where he hopes to find out his true identity and discover the reason why the CIA are taking such an interest in him. Directed by Doug Liman ('Swingers', 'Go').

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Bourne.......but still good 29 Sep 2003
By Steve
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If you have read the book, the film is a shock as the story line has little resemblance. Although the stories start the same, the book and the film soon diverge. Gone are the clever twists and turns, gone is the mystery and bournes feeling of utter dispair as sinister events emerge around him. Gone is the core of the original story, the international terrorist Carlos the Jackal and the complex intrigue around him, the international conspiracies, the betrayals and gone is the crucial leading lady (replaced by a much weaker character). The eighties version, with Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith was much truer to the book.
Having said all that, this film is very good. You become sympathetic to Bourne (well played by Matt Damon) who struggles as the wounded amnesiac who discovers his mulitple identities, that everyone he meets either wants to arrest him or kill him and his ability to disarm and disable police, soldiers and assasins alike. He slowly works out who is behind his problems, his true identity and role in the dangerous world he finds himself in. His leading lady doesn't need to be the strong willed doctor of the book, because there is less for her to contend with in this simplified plot.
The car chase is good, the martial arts are good and the modified story, despite some obvious flaws is good enough.
This is worth watching if the proper tale of Bourne and his complex Identity doesn't bother you.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, slick...all in all, a fun ride. 17 Aug 2003
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A man presumed dead is discovered near the coast of France by a group of fishermen. He is suffering from amnesia and, having discovered the number to a Swiss bank account embedded into his hip, travels to Zurich in the hopes of discovering his true identity. His life is further complicated upon arriving in Switzerland, where he discovers a safety deposit box containing passports - each of which his and yet each of which for a different country of citizenship – along with a linguistic ability he didn’t know he had, and an exceptional knowledge of martial arts.
And so Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) embarks on a pan-European trip, in the search for his true identity, whilst at the same time avoiding those he had previously worked for, picking up German-born Marie (Franke Potenta) along the way, who of course complicates his life even more.
The Bourne Identity is a more unconventional action film than you will have seen up to now, but what it lacks in audacity it makes up for in ingenuity. Director Doug Liman (Swingers, Go) once again shows his ability to make films that quite simply look pretty damn cool – the pace of the film is great fun for the audience to watch – and he manages to extract some great performances from his cast.
Matt Damon is, admittedly, a somewhat unlikely action hero, but he manages to pull the role of Bourne off with a great deal of panache. The fighting scenes are interestingly conceived, and the lack of formulaic action sequences is a breath of fresh air. Potenta, Cooper and Owen, all of whom match Damon in terms of enthusiasm and energy, also seem to be enjoying the ride.
It’s not the most intellectual film you’ll ever see, by any stretch of the imagination – but at the end of the day, it’s got action, romance and a bit of a laugh…and it’s definitely worth your time.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great action thriller 5 Mar 2004
Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum, the Bourne Identity is a great example of the genre, quick, stylish and sharp. The action sequences, whilst not ground breaking, are classy and realistic, never giving the viewer the feeling that the hero (matt Damon) is invincible (like many other modern action films). The car chase however shines out, maybe one of the best ever, rivaling classics such as the italian job and ressembling that of Ronin. The direction and acting does a superb job of making the story believable when it could easily have been farsicle. If your looking for an entertaining 2 hours of fast paced action and stylish espionage then this film's for you.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 8 April 2005
The Bourne Identity is an excellent, believable action adventure. It is tightly scripted, very well acted, tautly directed and packed with realistic action (including some very good car chases) and genuine tension. I suspect that one of the reasons that I (and others) like this film so much is that I stumbled across it by chance, watched it with no real expectations and was blown away by how good it was.
The plot is decent with some interesting twists. Jason Bourne is an assassin who fails on a mission, the film begins with him being rescued from the ocean. The rest of the film follows him as he attempts to discover who he is while avoiding the multitude of people trying to kill him.
Matt Damon (much to my surprise) is excellent as the amnesiac Jason Bourne and the supporting cast, particularly Franka Potente, Chris Cooper and Brian Cox, are very good.
Excellent entertainment
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars suspenseful 20 Jan 2004
This was a well made film, very suspenseful, very fast-paced. It made me want to read the book - right away - which turned out to be very different in details, as most books are that have been made into films. Nonetheless, the screen version of this story is every bit as exciting as the book. Made me want to have the film at home. Plus, Matt Damon does a really good job as this character.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great
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5.0 out of 5 stars the bourne identity
Excellent quality DVD and probably the best of the Matt Damon Bourne trilogy.
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Published 4 months ago by roger savarez
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, confusing, fast paced.
From the first minute. Thrills all the way with the wicked CIA. It seems like it is Jason vs the rest of the World.
Published 6 months ago by neville stock
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This film was probably one of my favorite watches along with the Bourne Ultimatum and the Bourne Supremacy. it is full of action, suspense and excitement. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I still have an HD DVD player as in my view this is better quality than Blu-ray so am collecting the older movies on this format
Published 9 months ago by Kevin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
many thanks for my new dvd the borne identidy with matt damon this is a great film value for money
Published 13 months ago by Dean Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Film for UMD PSP.
I needed a few films for airplane journeys using my PSP. This product is excellent value for money at under 3. You couldn't rent cheaper.
Published 13 months ago by Tim
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