Bourne Ultimatum, The
Jason Bourne is still high on the CIA list of people they would rather be without. The department that trained him to become a cold stone killer would prefer to see him dead and when a British reporter starts writing articles about a secret project called Blackbriar, Bourne resurfaces in order to get some more info from the guy. Unfortunately, the guy gets killed by the CIA and Bourne gets spotted. This doesn’t stop Bourne though, and he starts looking for the reporter’s source together with Nicky Parsons but director Noah Vossen is so fed up with him that he sends out a kill order against Bourne who starts having flashbacks of his past.
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is really good with sharp images, plenty of detail and no compression errors. Even better than the great quality we already got on the DVD.
The sound on the DVD was already very good and we were wondering why we didn’t get a DTS track. Well, this time we do get one and it sound fantastic. Only downpoint, however, is that the voices sound a bit on the sharp side like they’re oversteered or something. It’s possible that this is normal but it didn’t sound right.
– Audio commentary track by Paul Greengrass
– Man on the Move: Jason Bourne: a feature that can be seen as an enhanced B-roll. During 22 minutes we follow the crew to different locations in London, Madrid, Berlin, Paris and Tangiers.
– Rooftop Pursuit: short movie where you get to see how the camera is hung on a cable to follow Matt Damon’s escape over the rooftops
– Deleted scenes
– Planning The Punches: fight scene rehearsals
– Driving School: three minutes of practise footage for the car chase
– New York Chase: feature that shows how well chosen camera viewpoints make the action look real
– Be Bourne
The same extras that we’ve seen on the 2-disc special edition DVD except for some additional blu-ray interactive features like picture-in-picture and a card game.
This third and final part of the Jason Bourne trilogy has become again a nice action movie but unfortunately it doesn’t manage to stand up to its predecessors. Content-wise the movie is clearly weaker than the previous parts and the hints at a relationship between Bourne and Nicky Parsons only emphasize the loss of Franka Potente’s character Marie. Still, I’m not saying that The Bourne Supremacy is bad, far from it. If you’re looking for a fun action film, you can hardly go wrong with this one.
The blu-ray has an added DTS track when compared with the DVD which is very nice as it’s a lot more aggressive. Unfortunately the voices sound a bit oversteered at times. The extras are pretty much the same as on the DVD so for that you don’t have to do it but the image and sound quality still justify a purchase