The Bourne Ultimatum (HD-DVD)

The Bourne Ultimatum

On DVD: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 51 Minutes

Ultimatum is where author Robert Ludlum ended his series (before author took over after his death) and, although I would love to see more, this is where the series should end.  The Bourne series started off strong and kept getting better ever since, easily eclipsing the first 3 Bond films and becoming my favorite covert spy franchise of all time.

Because of Greengrass’ handheld and blued over style, I expected Ultimatum to bea bit washed out and grainy but I was presented with a crisp and beautiful image.  Initially, I was actually taken aback and thought that this clarity would hamper the style of the film but, as the story went on, I found my self engrossed in the story even more and, with the explosions, fighting and gunfire all around me, I found myself enjoying Bourne on a whole new level.

Deleted Scenes, featurettes and a surprisingly entertaining and insightful commentary by director Paul Greengrass. Although I would have like to see a bit more going into the training of Damon, I guess that is best  made available on the first film since Damon is clearly past the training phase and appearing like an expert in every aspect of the film.

Peter Oberth
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