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119 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is SO good
It's worth noting that the difference between this box set and the other ones you can get is that this one comes in a nice little tin. I much prefer it to the normal 'Three DVDs in a little box with an open side', but only really for 'coolness value'. And now to the films...

The Jason Bourne films are, in my opinion, amongst the best films ever made. Certainly...
Published on 14 Jan 2008 by Robbie Swale

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119 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is SO good, 14 Jan 2008
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It's worth noting that the difference between this box set and the other ones you can get is that this one comes in a nice little tin. I much prefer it to the normal 'Three DVDs in a little box with an open side', but only really for 'coolness value'. And now to the films...

The Jason Bourne films are, in my opinion, amongst the best films ever made. Certainly in terms of action thrillers, there is nothing to compare them with. Where the Matrix tried to be too clever and lost its universal appeal, and Bond has never been clever enough, Bourne's adventures can be enjoyed on all sorts of levels. If you want spectacularly put together chases and combat, which whilst outrageous at times never stray to the cartoon-style lengths that characterise, for instance, Die Hard, then they are here. If you want a character who is at once superhuman and yet totally human, you have Matt Damon in superb form as Jason Bourne. If you want an excellent supporting cast, then simply look down the list and the names are all there. If you want lovely photography, set across Europe's capital cities, then you won't be disappointed. And if you want a moral story, then there are messages in these movies which are subtle, and messages which are stark.

And the plots (of each film and the trilogy as a whole) rattle along at an impressive pace, and are complex enough to keep you going, but not so complex as to ever lose interest.

As you can tell, I am a fan!

The DVDs contain some really satisfying extras, too - interviews in those usual 'making of documentary' format, commentaries from the directors, plus some extra documentaries following the filming of some of the particularly iconic sequences, such as the chase across the rooftops of Tangiers in the Bourne Ultimatum.

This trilogy is a must have.
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106 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing films made better though Blu-Ray!, 27 Dec 2009
This review is from: The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
These films really make the most out of Blu-Ray technology! Even if you've seen these films on DVD (my case) I'd suggest getting them in Blu-Ray!

When I read other reviews and saw all of the good feed-back I didn't understand why people where saying that it was a great film to show off the Blu-Ray quality - it isn't exactly full of special effects and huge explosions...HOWEVER I soon understood why...these are what I found most impressive about the Blu-Ray version.

1) Filmed from extraordinarily well placed angles making it seem like you're in the room watching two people fight!
2) Sound effects from HD DTS 5.1, making a mini-cooper sound like a over-powered Lamborghini
3) Amazing detailed distant shots of cities so clear, you can see people walking on the streets
4) Fast paced scenes are no longer too fast; you can see every injury, every small object or knife used, every bullet hole...you know what's happening!

...AND MUCH MORE!

But even forgetting the new format, these films are not to be missed. Lots of action films are too exaggerated and often the hero gets out of a situation by "lucky means" or just unbelievable ones. Watching Jason Bourne really gets you to believe that it IS POSSIBLE to do most of the things he does, it's pure skill and determination. He's one step ahead of his enemies and two steps away from you guessing what he'll do next!

10/10 - BEST ACTION TRILOGY EVER
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130 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Bourne Box Set, 4 Dec 2007
Ultimate is definitely the word. Jason Bourne has reinvigorated the action genre, and set the standard for all Hollywood blockbusters. Each Title tells you exactly what you are getting, and most of it will be delivered to your ears and retinas through the medium of Bourne kicking loads of ass, be it in India, France, New York, or anywhere across the globe.

What makes Bourne so great though, is that unlike most fodder that Hollywood usually churns out, the high octane action here actually means something: He regrets his past, and he doesn't wreck havoc unless he has to. Bourne is a tortured soul, trying to find answers. The trilogy of films sees him come to terms with himself, then confront his enemies (usually with something he found lying around in their house), and the demons within himself, whilst the CIA (amongst many others) try to stop him for good.

The Series goes well beyond what is typical of the action genre to deliver a story with a brain, that has a coherent narrative, and a grounded main character. It's a darker and a grittier than anything that has come before it, and Casino Royale is a wonderful example of its already huge influence. Bourne has redefined action cinema, with his fistfights and his car chases. The presence of the man who could not remember his past will be felt long into the future on our cinema screens.
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264 of 298 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages, 19 Jun 2009
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Vanhoutte Frederic (Belgium) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
language: english dts hd,french,italian,german spanish,japanese
subtitle:english hard hearing,french,italian,german,spanish,japanese,danish,dutch,finnish,korean,norwegian,portoguese,swedish,traditional mandarin
here you go hope i helped somebody.
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101 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Fantastic Films, one great price, 5 Nov 2007
All 3 of the movies in this set are just superb.
The story builds into a rich tapastry throughout the trilogy, with many twists and turns to keep you interested.

Watch each movie separately, or all 3 as a whole, it doesn't matter - they are very cleverly made and you will quickly get into the plot regardless of which other parts of the trilogy you have seen before.
This set would be great as a stocking filler and will easily keep young and old alike entertained on christmas day.

The price is very good, considering the third instalment is £11.98 here on amazon I would much rather purchase this three-in-one set for the additional £8. What a bargin!

Jason Bourne is the thinking mans Bond. These films are much smarter and feel much more real than any Bond film.

Bourne vs Bond? I'll put £10 on Bourne...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Trilogy, BUT only 'Identity' has Significantly Improved Video/Audio over an Upscaled DVD, 20 Oct 2011
This review is from: The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
If you don't have these films on disc already and have a Blu-ray player, this collection is well worth buying.

If you already own the films on DVD then save your money as I think only the debut feature, 'The Bourne Identity', is worth the 'upgrade'.

Please see my individual in-depth reviews (accessible via a click of my Amazon profile name) for them, which have details on each film, the Blu-rays and a comparison to the DVD - they are dated 16, 17 and 18 Oct 2011 for each disc (in order of their original release date).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 1 Jan 2008
Having watched all three movies, i have to sat they get better with each one. Even better in HD
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate, 4 July 2009
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After dithering in HD-DVD oblivion for an eternity the Bourne series finally comes to Blu-Ray and like the films, doesn't dissapoint.
Through 3 films we watch Jason Bourne rescued from a watery grave with gunshot wounds and no memory of who (or where) he is or anything that happened prior. As we follow the series we discover he is a CIA operative they want DEAD and must use his wits to survive long enough to find the answers to his identity. Being a proper trilogy rather than a film and 2 sequels gives the series a nice flow which loses no momentum till the end credits of part 3. This adds to the value of an excellent and compelling viewing experience across all the films.
Sound is fairly crisp, and although not the best I've heard from a BD still packs enough punch to put you right in the action.
Picture is supringly better than one would expect with plenty of detail and very little grain. The colours really come through too.
Extras are plentiful, and though i've yet to see them all my current favourite is Spy training from Ultimatum, kinda like a Krypton factor observation round only tougher, and changes each time you play.
This trilogy exceeds my expections on blu Ray
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76 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages, Subtitles and Features, 3 Sep 2009
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This review is from: The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
THE BOURNE IDENTITY - 1080P High-Definition Widescreen 2:35:1 - 119'

Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Traditional Mandarin.
Additional Features: Feature Commentary with Director Doug Liman, The Ludlum Identity, The Ludlum Supremacy, The Ludlum Ultimatum, Alternate Opening and Alternate Ending, Deleted Scenes, Extended Farmhouse Scene, The Birth of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Mastermind: Robert Ludlum, Acces Granted: And Interview with Screenwriter Tony Gilroy, From Identity to Supremacy: Jason & Marie, The Bourne Diagnosis, Cloak and Dagger: Covert Ops, Inside a Fight Sequence, Moby "Extreme Ways" Music Video.

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY - 1080P High-Definition Widescreen 2:35:1 - 108'

Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Traditional Mandarin.
Additional Features: Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass, Explosive Deleted Scenes, Matching Identities: Casting, Keeping it Real, Blowing Things Up, On the Move with Jason Bourne, Bourne to be Wild: Fight Training, Crash Cam: Racing Through the Streets of Moscow, The Go-Mobile Revs Up the Action, Anatomy of a Scene: The Explosive Bridge Chase Scene, Scoring with John Powell, The Bourne Mastermind, The Bourne Diagnosis.

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM - 1080P High-Definition Widescreen 2:40:1 - 115'

Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Traditional Mandarin.
Additional Features: Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass, Deleted Scenes, Man on the Move: Jason Bourne, Be Bourne Spy Training.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works on U.S. players, 4 Jan 2010
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This review is from: The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
The Ultimate Bourne Collection is = to The Bourne Trilogy (U.S.).

This set is region-free, so it plays on U.S. players. Extra content is 480i (not PAL) so that plays, too. BD-Live and U Control work, too. Actual blu-ray cases are thicker gauge than U.S. cases.

The Bourne series are great fast-paced action thrillers. Based on Robert Ludlum novels. A must own for any Bond fan.
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