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Bourne Supremacy, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann & Joan Allen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include feature commentary with director Paul Greengrass; seven minutes worth of explosive(!) deleted scenes; nine featurettes: Matching Identities: Casting, five minutes of the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 24993
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence And Intense Action, And Brief Language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/07/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Paul Greengrass
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Story Synopsis:
Jason Bourne (Damon) is living his life in seclusion but always on the lookout for those who are after him. After his worst fears are realized and his girlfriend is killed, Jason leaves his idyllic existence to chase after the person who destroyed his life. Determined not to let anything get in his way, Jason's thirst for revenge is so strong that he won't give up until he has won. Get ready for one wild car chase after another in The Bourne Supremacy, the second film in the series based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture looks quite detailed, with nicely rendered textures into backgrounds. The picture lacks a smooth, polished look; as an intentionally harsh, gritty appearance seems more visually complementary to the thrilling subject matter. The color scheme can be generally well-balanced, though a few scenes have a green tinge. While some scenes seem a bit desaturated, hues can be nicely saturated, with undefined and endless blacks. Film grain is often noticed in the source element. Finicky viewers may notice minor edge halos, but the distraction is hardly a problem with this title. Pixelization occasionally causes the breakup of finer details, but the picture is often very solid. (Suzanne Hodges)

Imaging around the room is fantastic in this Dolby