The Ultimate Bourne Collection [HD DVD]
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Customers who bought this item also bought
Accomplished action/thriller trilogy based on Robert Ludlum's bestselling novels and starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, an amnesiac CIA assassin on the run from his former paymasters. In 'The Bourne Identity' (2002), Bourne is pulled out of the Mediterranean by fishermen, badly wounded and suffering from amnesia. Unable to recall either who he is or what has 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. In 'The Bourne Supremacy' (2004), Bourne (Damon) has left his violent past behind him and is living a normal life with girlfriend Marie (Potente) under an assumed name. But his plans for a peaceful life are crushed when he narrowly escapes an assassination attempt. Now hunted by an unknown enemy, Bourne must prove that he is not an easy target. In 'The Bourne Ultimatum' (2007), the tension is ratcheted up even further as Bourne (Damon) races to uncover the dark mysteries of his past while a government agent is hot on his trail following a shootout in Moscow.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Forgetting the 4th episode (which is not included here and has a different cast and director) this trilogy relies on Matt Damon's cool performance (he is a cold yet reluctant hero that conveys a sense of constant and hard effort not to fall again and gradually seek for vengeance and truth about himself) and on an excellent screenwriting and direction. The first film is by the former director of independent comedy Swingers, who later turned to mainstream action, and draw a path that will be followed and walk even better by the director of episode 2 and 3, that is Paul Greengrass (United 93, Green Zone, Captain Philips, etc...) who has a superior style and cinematic approach and makes this saga even more realistic, dramatic, grainy and far from mainstream standards. It is the winning attempt to re-vive and refresh the spy genre a little like the did with James Bond, but with even more realism and less glamour, resulting in a dark story with a certain sense of rebellion and solitude towards the Establishment.
2 fantastic scenes: the end of episode 2 in Russia and the thrilling scene in the Train Station in episode 3, where Greengrass shows all his talent in building a scene only with a perfect editing where you follow the perception of the characters, losing and regaining orientation and visibility of what is going on, and feeling the situations like you are there.
The blu ray edition is excellent
All three films come in individual Blu-ray cases with a smart and classy outer box to hold them. Each disc also comes with a variety of features including commentaries, interviews and the usual bits and pieces on how the productions achieved some of the stunts and action set-pieces across the trilogy. Each film comes up well on Blu-ray and watched as a whole form a very complete feeling story with a clear middle, beginning and ending that's often not found in major franchises.
Hopefully this Summer's 'Jason Bourne' will offer a logical and thought out progressing of the story without negatively affecting these earlier films.
The Bourne Identity is a stand alone film, but neither Supremacy nor Ultimatum really are, the three films form a kind of mini-series (mega series?) finally leaving the option open for a sequel.
I tried watching all three films at one sitting and they flowed as a seamless whole, a real tribute considering the change of director for the last two, also with the filming of Supremacy on location in Moscow and Ultimatum completing the scene in Berlin.
The three films do follow a formula, one big fight sequence, a major car chase sequence, but the only romantic interest is in Identity. This means in Supremacy and Ultimatum there is no partner for Bourne, he just runs and runs and fights and fights, in some ways transferring a great deal of the plot to his pursuers and their motivations.
Depending on your point of view it is fortunate the plots are different to the Ludlum novels, to find out I started reading Ultimatum and found it so uninteresting I gave up after a 100 pages.
This extremely well directed and acted series is a real achievement and I look forward to Bourne 4.
In my reviews, i won't dwell long on the movie's plot, My reviews will only deal with what to expect from the "purchased product.
This collection comes well packed, all 3 Blu ray disc's have their very own jacket (case), sleek art work covers the front of each jacket and the usual information regarding the movie is found at the back!
The Blu Ray disc's are labelled as region free, I have a region "B" Blu ray player and they all played nicely, as for region "A" and "C", I am not to sure, since i can't test those regions.
Each Blu Ray disc has several interesting special features regarding the movie (feature times range from 2 min's to 20), very detailed information is provided during each feature.
There is a ton of subtitles on each Blu Ray (i think they covered every language,lol).
Picture Quality: Excellent, All the transfer's to Blu Ray disc's have been done very well, everyone part of the movie looks crisp and stunning.
Sound Quality: Excellent, The DTS-HD (5.1) Master Audio is perfect, perfect timings of the most minute sounds are delivered on time, the car chase scene's stand out, also listen to the breathing pattern's of the actors during the fight scene's.
Video codec: VC-1
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1, 2.35:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1
English SDH, French, Spanish
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BDs)
Slipcover in original pressing
In Conclusion, this box-set is a excellent purchase for fan's of the Bourne Franchise!
The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray][Region Free]
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews