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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
  • Language: English
  • 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 (310 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001P81WEY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,679 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Lee on 8 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after having watched the movie and having finished it in a matter of 3 days I can say the two bear little resemblance save for names and a title. Robert Ludlum is a master at his craft and this book is riveting. His attention to detail shows in every paragraph he writes. Jason Bourne is found, drifting at sea, shot 4 times and near death, with no memory of who or what he is. His voyage of discovery takes him to Zurich, via Paris and finally to the States, all the time discovering just a little bit more about the man he 'thinks' he is - or rather, the man everyone else thinks he is. This book is packed with action, some romance and enough close-calls to keep you on the edge of your seat.
If you've seen the movie, go out and get this book to see what the real thing is like - there's just no comparison between the two.
A highly-intelligent, spellbinding read that will have you back at the bookstore in no time buying everything else this man has ever written.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Curns VINE VOICE on 5 Jan. 2003
Format: Paperback
There is a cliché that says a book is a real page turner and it certainly applies to this book. I picked it up because I loved the film and I imagined the book would be just as good. The novel, however, leaves the film standing. Don't expect a movie tie-in because this is certainly not that. Jason Bourne is found floating in the ocean and that's about where the similarity starts and finishes. Some great scenes in Zurich and Paris are the only other resemblances to the film.
I'd never read a Robert Ludlum book before but this has me searching for the next. It's written at a pace that keeps you hooked, the story is much more complex than the film and the characterisation and plot is a joy to read. I was hooked to the very last page.
On the downside, if you have seen the film one of the crucial story twists is known to you. If you haven't seen the movie - read the book first for this is how a thriller should read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr James Martin on 24 Jun. 2011
Format: Paperback
The original and best Jason Bourne novel, although if you're expecting it to follow the events of the film you'll be disappointed. The only similarity between this and the film is the plot device of Bourne waking up in the sea with amnesia. After that it's a nigh on a completely differently tale. Not that this is a bad thing. Ludlum's version is hands down the best of the two.

In such places as Marseille, Zurich, and Paris, Bourne races around trying to find out if he was a bad guy in previous life or a good one. Along the way he's hounded mercilessly by terrorists and also people from his own government, and he has to juggle all this with his blossoming `friendship' with economist Marie St Jacques (a character who gets much better treatment here than in the movie).

The book is simplistic at first but gradually becomes very complex. It's brilliantly woven together by the author though. You can read the book several times over and still find yourself unable to remember which part of the plot comes next. Dud chapters are non-existent. It's gripping all the way through.

It also has a terrific bad guy in the guise of the mysterious `Carlos', not to mention a whole bunch of other intriguing characters who pop up throughout the story. I refer to the likes of the unnamed `man with the gold spectacles', Johann, and my personal favourite, Rene the fashion designer.

Although set in the early eighties - near enough - this never detracts from the enjoyment. If anything, the lack of modern technology available to the principal characters only adds to the suspense. It's brilliantly refreshing to read something like this where mobile phones and the like don't yet exist.

Of all the books I've ever read, and I've read a LOT, this is my second favourite of all time. It's just a fantastic example of how to write a suspenseful thriller. Even if the film versions weren't to your liking, you might want to give this a try.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Garforth on 4 July 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Robert Ludlum sets, in this book, the tone and pace right off the bat. The story rips along, the plot is a cracking page-turner, the pace is almost eye-watering. And yet... And yet, what? In the analysis, in the end, you kind of get the feeling that that's EXACTLY where it's at for Robert Ludlum. He's an action man. He's falling over himself to carry you to the point where he can tell you about the next broken bone. Or gun shot. Or car chase.

And that's great, but there's something about his style where - and maybe it's just something from a bygone age - but it just hasn't aged that well. I enjoyed this book, I really did. I just think there were too many missed opportunities - too much missed about moral question marks, too much 'blind faith' and love in adversity. Too many, bizarrely, introspection in italics. The spooks are conveniently just slightly incompetent, and yet somehow worthily blameless. Really? They do some pretty dark stuff, and I want them to be held to account. Bourne does some pretty dark stuff, yet kind of waltzes through it. The bad guy doesn't seem to do THAT much dark, and yet it doesn't come across as satisfyingly complex as I'm making it sound.

Nice try. But not quite...
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "watson5921" on 17 Aug. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
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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