Bourne Files: 3-Disc Collection
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The Bourne Files: 3-Disc Collection

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Director: Doug Liman, Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon, Franka Potente

Cast: Doug Liman, Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon, Franka Potente


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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
At first glance, boyish Matt Damon might strike you as unsuited to play a formidable secret agent, but he does remarkably well in the role in this intricate, action-packed, and well-crafted spy thriller. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity opens with the rescue of a badly wounded amnesiac (Damon), who carries beneath his skin a tiny capsule bearing the number of a Swiss bank account. Upon recovering, the befuddled young man claims a veritable fortune -- and passports bearing several different names -- from his safety deposit box. Understandably eager to find out which one of these identities is his real one, he hires a young Gypsy woman (Run Lola Run’s Franka Potente) to drive him to Paris. From this point, the script by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron gets incredibly complicated; the Damon character, who uses his "Jason Bourne" identity for the time being, becomes the object of repeated assassination attempts, which he foils by employing skills he never knew he had. Fine character actors Chris Cooper and Brian Cox are chillingly convincing as CIA bigwigs who decide that "Bourne" must be eliminated and assign their top assassin (Clive Owen) to do the job quickly and, if possible, quietly. Doug Liman (Swingers) directs with headlong single-mindedness, hurling his protagonist into one death trap after another and extricating him with dizzying speed. Wintry European exteriors and drab interior settings give the film a grayish cast, but The Bourne Identity isn’t about pretty pictures; it’s about international intrigue and one man’s refusal to be a pawn in some sinister, global chess game. Improbable but engrossing, The Bourne Identity will keep you poised on the edge of your chair.

Product Details

Release Date:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]

Special Features

Disc 1: The Bourne Identity extras include "The Bookend Scenes: Opening and Alternate Ending"; "The Bourne Mastermind: Robert Ludlum"; "Access Granted: An Interview with screenwriter Tony Gilroy"; "From Identity to Supremacy: Jason & Marie"; "The Bourne Diagnosis"; "Cloak and Dagger: Covert Ops"; "The Speed of Sound"; "Declassified Information"; "Inside a Fight Sequence"; Moby's "Extreme Ways" music video; cast and filmmakers production notes.
Disc 2: The Bourne Supremacy extras include feature commentary with Director Paul Greengrass; 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."
Disc 3: extras include the featurettes "Who Was Robert Ludlum?," "The Ludlum Supremacy," and "The Ludlum Ultimatum."

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bourne Identity
1. "Dead" Man [6:27]
2. It's Not Coming Back [2:06]
3. To Switzerland [3:03]
4. The Wombosi Problem [1:59]
5. My Name Is Jason Bourne [6:04]
6. The American Embassy [5:57]
7. Find Jason Bourne [3:34]
8. Marie Helena Kreutz [7:20]
9. Home [7:19]
10. Assassin [4:30]
11. The Right Thing [3:24]
12. Paris Pursuit [:32]
13. Mr. Kane's Hotel Bill [4:04]
14. The Wombosi Connection [5:32]
15. Eamon [7:59]
16. The Killer Outside [8:42]
17. Bourne's Game [1:30]
18. A Malfunctioning Weapon [3:44]
19. Forced Retirement [7:39]
20. End Titles [6:58]
Disc #2 -- The Bourne Supremacy
1. Bits and Pieces [4:30]
2. The Neski Files [5:13]
3. Blown [5:38]
4. No Choice [6:38]
5. One of Us [1:32]
6. Operation Treadstone [5:38]
7. Priority Target [6:00]
8. The Local Contact [2:51]
9. The Last Two [6:52]
10. Looking for Landy [3:02]
11. In the Crosshairs [4:50]
12. The Alexanderplatz [2:34]
13. Some Simple Questions [5:35]
14. What If ... [1:37]
15. Room 645 [4:12]
16. On the Run [6:44]
17. The Patriot [:16]
18. To Moscow [4:19]
19. Kirill's Prey [6:38]
20. Death Chase [2:50]
21. Into the Light [5:23]
22. The Truth [1:44]
23. The File on David Webb [5:23]
24. End Titles [1:45]

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