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The Bourne Identity

On a storm-ravaged night, fishermen working on the Mediterranean haul in a bullet punctured body floating in the ocean. When their "catch" revives, he has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Set ashore, the amnesia sufferer (Matt Damon) sets out to discover who he is. But someone out there already knows-- and they're out to net him dead or alive. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 13 Jun 2002
Video Release: 06 May 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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For another movie with a “man on the run” theme try The 39 Steps, while Cast Away deals with a man stripped of his identity.

This film is the first in a franchise. Its sequels are The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Bourne Identity (Steelbook)

Release Date: 6 May 2014

The Bourne Identity re-releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL with UltraViolet) in a Steelbook edition (meaning packaged in a steel case), with the following bonus materials:

- Digital Copy of The Bourne Identity

- Includes UltraViolet

- U-Control: Treadstone Files

- U-Control: Bourne Orientation

- U-Control: Picture in Picture

- Feature Commentary with Doug Liman

- The Ludlum Identity

- The Ludlum Supremacy

- The Ludlum Ultimatum

- Alternate Opening

- Alternate Ending

- Deleted Scenes

- Extended Farmhouse Scene

- The Birth of The Bourne Identity

- The Bourne Mastermind: Robert Ludlum

- Access Granted: An Interview with Screenwriter Tony Gilroy

- From Identity to Supremacy: Jason & Marie

- The Bourne Diagnosis

- Cloak and Daggar: Covert OPs

- Inside a Fight Sequence

- Moby “Extreme Ways” Music Video

- BD-Live: Download Center

- BD-Live: My Scenes Sharing

- BD-Live: My Chat

- BD-Live: The Bourne Identity Commentary

- BD-Live: Bourne Card Battle Strategy Game

- The Bookend Scenes: Never-Before-Seen Opening and Alternate Ending

- Cloak and Dagger: Covert Ops

- The Speed of Sound

- Declassified Information

- Feature Commentary with Director Doug Liman

DVD Release Date: 11 December 2007

The movie is also available as part of The Jason Bourne Collection, which packages together the entire franchise (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum).

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