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Bourne Identity, The

Matt Damon gets found in the water by a bunch of fishermen. He’s been shot in the back and carries a high-tech device with a Swiss bank account number in his hip. When he wakes up, he doesn’t remember anything, not even his apparant name, Jason Bourne. Once he is back ok, he decides to find out who he his and retrieve back his history. But not everyone seems to like him returning from the dead…

Sound and Vision:
We get the same aspect ratio that was used in the cinema, 2.35:1, and although the overall image quality nears perfect, the aliasing and edge enhancement do spoil the fun a bit.

The soundtrack is very aggressive and makes a lot of use of the surround and subwoofer channels. The dialogues are always perfectly understandable and coming from the center speaker. Top quality and especially the DTS track shines on a decent home theater.

Extras:
– Alternative Ending
– Deleted Scenes
– Making Of: some standard interviews with cast & crew
– Moby Extreme Ways Clip: videoclip
– Long version of the farm scene
– Audio commentary trackby Doug Liman
– Trailers of The Hulk, Johnny English and The Bourne Identity

Conclusion:
The Bourne Identity is based on the novel by Robert Ludlum and although Doug Liman hasn’t directed too many movies before this one, he succeeds in bringing us a great film that keeps you at the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. Matt Damon is perfectly cast as Jason Bourne but that doesn’t mean the rest of the cast isn’t doing a great job too. The action, the storyline, the soundtrack, … there’s nothing we can complain about except maybe the edge enhancement and aliasing that are present in the image of the DVD. A truly great movie that already spawned the sequel The Bourne Supremacy and in 2007 we’ll be seeing yet another movie called The Bourne Ultimatum which will again starr Matt Damon.

Our Score:
7.0

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