The Bourne Identity (Blu-ray) (2002)

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Overview

As THE BOURNE IDENTITY begins, a man who may or may not be Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is found floating in the Mediterranean Sea and is hauled onto a fishing boat. When the ship's doctor examines the unconscious castaway, he discovers two bullet wounds and an implanted device that displays a Swiss bank account number. With nothing but this code, the amnesiac Bourne travels to Zurich and gains access to a safe-deposit box containing a gun, thousands of dollars in various currencies, and valid passports from numerous countries--each listing a different identity. Within minutes, Bourne is on the run from a seemingly ever-present agency, relying on language and fighting skills he didn't even know he possessed. Offering $20,000 for a ride to Paris, Bourne gains the reluctant help of the nomadic Marie (Franka Potente). Meanwhile, the shadowy organization, headed by a tough-talking bureaucrat (Chris Cooper), sends numerous assassins (including the Professor, played by Clive Owen) after Bourne and Marie. As their situation grows more perilous, the two strangers struggle to find out who Bourne really is and why they are being hunted.

Doug Liman's adaptation of Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel is a remarkable exercise in straightforward storytelling, with the director wisely choosing to focus on Bourne and his quest for identity. The fight sequences are thrilling, but never overly glamorized, and the film's pacing is engaging and deliberate. Damon, who displays genuine bewilderment as his character discovers his almost-superhuman abilities, anchors the proceedings with the subtle charm of an unlikely action hero. Potente also shines as Bourne's road companion, a savvy woman who slowly builds an utterly believable relationship with the confused man. Bearing distinct affinity for its European setting and classic Hollywood suspense films, THE BOURNE IDENTITY succeeds as an unusually smart character-driven thriller.
Theatrical Release Date 2002
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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PG-13 (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Action/Adventure
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    60
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Theatrical release: June 14, 2002
  • Release Date
    04/05/16
  • Theatrical Release
    2002
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Rolling Stone 07-04-2002 "...Cool RONIN-style car chases ensue....BOURNE earns what passes as hip praise..."
Chicago Sun-Times 06-17-2002 "[A] skillful action moive....Well-crafted and acted....[Liman] directs the traffic well, gets a nice wintry look from his locations, absorbs us with the movie's spycraft and uses Damon's ability to be focused and sincere."
Los Angeles Times 06-14-2002 "...A tiptop espionage thriller....Laced with great shocking moments, BOURNE moves along smartly on its own steam, drawing us confidently into its orbit..."
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  • from Toronto
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The Bourne Identity

I haven't watched the DVD that I purchased as of yet, however, I've seen this movie several times! Can't wait to get my Blue Ray DVD player set up, and watch it! One of my favourite movies of all time!


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