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Bourne Identity, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat, Yorgo Voyagis, Peter Vaughan & Denholm Elliott

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew film highlights.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23565
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 188
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/27/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Roger Young
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The 1988 made-for-television movie "The Bourne Identity" stars Richard Chamberlain as Jason Bourne, a man with no past. After being washed up to shore, Jason wakes to find that has no memory of his past life. With no clues to his identity but the number of a Swiss bank account embedded in his hip, he discovers that he has a natural talent for survival that suggests something of a sinister life. After making his way to Zurich, Jason finds himself on the run from others who want to destroy him. Wondering what or who he was before his accident, Jason becomes determined to find out his true identity even though he's convinced he's not going to like what he discovers. Based on the book by Robert Ludlum. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD (framed at 1.78:1; shown domestically on TV at 1.33:1, and exhibited in 1.85:1 at international theatres) exhibits a picture that has a slightly dated appearance. Colors appear to be nicely balanced with accurate fleshtones, but have somewhat of an

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