The Jason Bourne Collection (DVD, 2007, 4-Disc Set, Limited Edition)
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|Edition:||4-Disc Set; Limited Edition|
|Number of Discs:||4|
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- made2shoppMar 18, 2008by
The Bourne series
Wow! These 3 films are just terrific! I read the first Ludlum novel (IDENTITY) in 1980, and I've been an avid fan ever since. The 1988 TV miniseries with Richard Chamberlain was pretty good, but then came these 3 films, and now, for me, Matt Damon simply is Jason Bourne. This package has all 3 Bourne movies+extras in a "Swiss bank account" box complete with a cool mock-passport that has a special extra inside--a 4th disc with a nice bio of Robert Ludlum. And the silver box looks great on my DVD shelf.<br><br>The Bourne series is a canny, sometimes brilliant hybrid of genres. Yes, there's exciting, breathtaking action all the way through, but there's a great deal more. The movies start with a man who's lost his identity, and the loss goes much deeper than he realizes. He seeks both knowledge and revenge once the depth of his damage becomes clearer, and learning who he really is and what he's done, and what the cost has been to others, is a terrible but thrilling burden.<br>Damon is remarkable. The other cast members along the way, like the wonderful Franka Potente from "Run Lola Run" and of course the inimitable Joan Allen add depth, humor, passion, darkness. At a time when government policies are so controversial, the trilogy is a powerful condemnation of victory at any cost thanks to Matt Damon's layered, sophisticated performance. Yes, there is bravura camera work that some people don't like, and utterly original long sequences that are close to astonishing, but there's also real heart to this movie, thanks to Damon, who by the way has a superb ear for languages. He listens. Watch him watch the world around him and listen to it, scanning for threats and clues--you won't be disappointed if you're open-minded.<br><br>As for the 3 movies themselves, what can I say that hasn't already been said? They're great. Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass are fine directors, and they seem to be inventing a new way to film action thrillers. The cast is first-rate, and the action sequences are among the best ever staged. The scripts have cleverly updated the original novels to reflect current events, and there's just the right somber, serious tone to them, especially regarding the central character's search for answers about his former life. There's been a lot of argument about the lightning-paced editing and the naturalistic lighting and the hand-held cameras, but I think these elements give the films their sharp edge and constant sense of immediacy. And Damon's portrait of the tormented hero is one for the books. Any way you look at it, the Bourne trilogy is incredibly intelligent, entertaining, state-of-the-art filmmaking. Highly recommended.Read full review
- birdieboy338Feb 3, 2012by
Excitment at its
Exciting-keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you like the TV show 24, you'll love this series. Matt Damon does an outstanding job and the supporting cast is excellent as well.
- mikkido1Nov 4, 2011by
This is a wonderful collection that explains the concerns of the American people if the movies were released as they were. Therefore they rewrote the beginning to some degree and the ending to some degree, but it is my choice to watch either one I wish simply by clicking on the preferred selection. I am very happy with this excellent purchase from an excellent seller. Thank you so much, I will enjoy this over and over again, have read all the books and seen the movies several times. This also comes with a Jason Bourne passport and an additional cd, very informative
- biketom555Feb 17, 2008by
Bourne movies are ACTION+++
I have seen all of these wonderful action packed movies, but wanted the "Bourne Collection" DVD set for my library. I enjoy all action type films; however, the Jason Bourne (aka David Webb) are the type that keep you on the edge-of-your seat and if you have a home theater system, well you just can't beat them. The car chase scenes are like no other. Brilliant acting as well.<br><br>I have read all of the Bourne novels by Robert Ludlum as well, so I am a big fan.<br><br>If you have not yet seen any of the Bourne movies and enjoy non-stop action and with PG-13 rating's, don't wait any longer!!! You won't be disappointed.
- ladyamathineOct 5, 2009by
Non Stop Action
Great movies! Extremely engrossing and a fun ride. I really like the idea of putting the hours of extra features in a Bourne Passport. Fast pace that keeps you knowing only what Jason Bourne knows.