- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 03 January 2009
- Movie Renter's Guide - January, 2009
- Swing Vote (Blu-ray)
- The Bourne Trilogy (Blu-ray)
- The Express: The Ernie Davis Story (Blu-ray)
- King Kong (2005)Â (Blu-ray)
- Universal SoldierÂ (Blu-ray)
- My Best Friend's GirlÂ (Blu-ray)
- Max PayneÂ (Blu-ray)
- Saw VÂ (Blu-ray)
- Space BuddiesÂ (Blu-ray)
- Bangkok DangerousÂ (Blu-ray)
- Righteous KillÂ (Blu-ray)
- Dexter: The First SeaonÂ (Blu-ray)
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"The Bourne Trilogy" (Blu-ray)
The trilogy is based on novels by Robert Ludlum and deals with a CIA Assassin Jason Bourne.Â In the first installment (The Bourne Identity), Jason finds himself in Zurich, Switzerland, with no memory ofÂ who he is or whatÂ his profession is. But whenÂ CIA DirectorÂ Conklin (Cooper) sends out his team to kill Bourne because he failed in his mission, Jason soon realizes that his job was a dangerous one. Along the way, he picks up aÂ young woman, Marie, (Potente) to help himÂ get away from Conklin's killers.
In The Bourne Supremacy, Jason has married Marie and is living in Thailand, when Conklin's team makes another assassination attempt. So, off they go again, escaping the attempt, and leaving CIA assassins along the way. Moscow is the backdrop for this installment. CIA officer Pamela Landy (Allen) tries to negotiate a truce, but Jason is no fool.
By the time The Bourne Ultimatum rolls around, Jason has realized who he is, and because he has lost his wife, he is out for revenge, and heads for North Africa, to findÂ a rogue CIA Chief of Operations to hand out his form of justice.Â His female companion and compatriot in this version is Nicky Parsons (Stiles).
- Universal Pictures
- 2002, 2004, 2007, Color,Â Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 59 min, 1 Hr 49 min, 1 Hr 56 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Codec: Not Specified
- EnglishÂ 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- StarringÂ Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Scott Glen, Joan Allen, Albert Finney
- Directed byÂ Doug Liman, Paul Greengrass
- Violence: Yes
- Sex: No
- Language: Mild
The series definitely has a James Bond style, but without the jokes. Jason Bourne is all action. He is so busy keeping one step ahead of the CIAÂ assassins, there is notÂ enough time to sit around in hot tubs with his female companions. So, instead of doing the chasing as Bond does, Bourne is the one being chased. His hand-to-hand combat skills are also an order of magnitude beyond those of Bond.
Great picture quality, and DTS-HD Master Audio has a fine time with the action (and there is plenty of it).
There are a lot of features with this set, including the BD-Live feature for each movie. Also included are The Bourne Mastermind: Robert Ludlum, From Identity to Supremacy, Inside a Fight Sequence, RacingÂ Through the Streets of Moscow, The Explosive Bridge Chase Scene, Planning the Punches, Driving School, and many other things.