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Genre: Thriller/Action
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn
Director: Paul Greengrass
Rating: PG (Some Violence)
Year Made: 2007




- Deleted Scenes
- Man On The Move: Jason Bourne
- New York Chase
- Planning The Punches
- Rooftop Pursuit
- Driving School
- Feature Commentary With Director Paul Greengrass



Languages: English/Japanese/
Subtitles: English/Japanese/Thai
Mandarin Traditional
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Region Code: NTSC 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




Academy-Award winner Matt Damon is trained assassin Jason Bourne. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets from a new generation of highly-trained killers, tracking his every move and who will stop at nothing to prevent him from learning his true identity.


Undeniably, the role of Jason Bourne sealed Matt Damon as one of the versatile group of young actors working in Hollywood today.

As the man without an identity and in desperate search of his past, Bourne is a torture soul. To what extend did he sacrifice for his country? And why did the agency goes against him and wants him dead? What is Operation Treadstone? Those are the answers we are craving to know. We are in the position of Bourne in a matter of fact.

In “The Bourne Ultimatum”, the third successful instalment in the widely popular franchise, the answers are revealed, peeling off layers out of Bourne’s character. The movie wastes no time and in a clever move, the movie opens with Bourne in Moscow being chased by the Russian police following his meet up with the girl whose parents he assassinated (see “The Bourne Supremacy”).

Soon, he is in Paris then in a spilt second, the man is in London with a fantastic foot chase at the Waterloo station. The pace never loosen in the meantime, there are the creepy CIA officials Kramer and Vosen played by Scott Glenn and David Strathairn respectively hunting down Bourne who fortunately has Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) who believed there’s more than meets the eye.

Paul Greengrass has once again crafted an espionage thriller that’s both nerve-racking and mind bogging. Without fancy gadgets, martinis and beautiful babes to distract your senses, Bourne has to resort to his wit and some daily appliances (rolledup magazine, candlestick etc) as weapons to counter his enemies. And that leap across the roof to a window in Tangier will stay as one of the best stunts ever performed.

I guess Greengrass just can’t resist throwing in a love interest, if you recall a certain Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) from the earlier instalments, it’s a good thing however the love subplot wasn’t further developed, if not it might hamper the pacing and development of the objective.

Retaining the usual trademark of Greengrass’s shaky camera tactics but tone down a notch or two as compared to “Supremacy” which left me motion-sickness for a while, the final car chase in New York this time will leave you dizzy with delight.

Although it took three instalments to reveal Bourne’s true identity (as compared to the original Ludlum’s novels), “The Bourne” series remains one of the best trilogy to grace the big screen in recent cinematic history. “Ultimatum” ends on such a poetic and graceful shot that you can’t wait for Bourne to resurface to the espionage world.


There are 12 minutes of Deleted Scenes but there’s no accompanied director’s commentary or the option to watch them separately. Weird setup.

In Man On The Move: Jason Bourne, we followed the film crew as they travelled to Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and Tangier for the various locations shooting. We get to see the lighter side of director Paul Greengrass, producer Frank Marshall and Matt Damon during the interview sessions as well. 5 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting at London famous Waterloo station. Watching the huge crew setting up a simple shot will leave your mouth gaping wide.

If you love the fight scenes, you sure will lap up Planning The Punches. See Matt Damon and Joey Ansah behind the scenes working with the fight coordinators in one of the thrilling fight sequences in the movie.

Get to know how the stuntman did the trademark leap across the building as the camera follows behind in Rooftop Pursuit.

Matt Damon is taught how to execute some of the hair-raising car stunts in Driving School. Apparently, Damon is quite a gifted driver.

In New York Chase, we take a look at how the heart-pounding car chase during the finale is choreographed and shot on the busy streets of New York.

If you are interested in the technical details and how certain elements of the story came about, just tune to the Feature Commentary With Director Paul Greengrass. Bear in mind it is a pretty dry track.


Some of the darker scenes are not that visible in this DVD transfer perhaps it is intended to be this way as it depict a sense of foreboding. Nevertheless, the rest of the video is almost faultless.

With the Dolby Digital 5.1 on cue, I’m sure you can awake your neighbours with the tremendously loud sound of screening tires, glass shattering. The dialogue stands on it’s own without any distortion and is perfectly clear during the conversational scenes.



Review by Linus Tee


. The Bourne Ultimatum (Movie Review)

. The Bourne Ultimatum (Soundtrack Review)

. The Bourne Ultimatum (Book Review)

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