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HTF Review: The Bourne Supremacy (Highly Recommended!)

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#1 of 76 OFFLINE   Jason Perez

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Posted November 23 2004 - 04:15 AM

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Posted November 23 2004 - 05:26 AM

Nice review - great movie. However I'm gonna wait for the Inevitable 2 disc release, which will probably be followed by a 4 disc two pack with the last one. And with talks of a sequel, probably wait for the 6 disc Super 'Jason Bourne' Edition.
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Posted November 23 2004 - 06:14 AM

I missed this during it's theatrical run but will be buying this one on the strength of the first film. To bad there's no dts soundtrack but I think it was excluded for people to double dip on the super dooper double throttle edition which will come out next summer. Thanks Universal.

#4 of 76 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted November 23 2004 - 07:00 AM

What Robert said.

14-year-old son and I missed this during its theatrical run. I even went out and secured a copy of The Bourne Identity on DVD before we went to the theater to see the sequel.

We enjoyed the disc but never made it to the theater. Posted Image I don't think I'll wait until a third film before getting this DVD, though.

We also missed The Day After Tomorrow during its theatrical release this summer (what can I say? It was a busy summer! Posted Image ) and didn't feel like we missed much by catching it on DVD. We really enjoyed the film on disc, mind you, and suspect the same will be true with this offering.

I wish there was a DTS track as well. It will suck if there is a follow-up release with DTS..especially since that would be the complete reverse strategy from "Identity".

Jason: Thanks for the comprehensive review. Looking forward to this release.

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#5 of 76 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted November 23 2004 - 08:47 AM

I also missed this one in the theater, but went and recently bought the DTS version of the first movie. Good movie, and I will give this one a spin. BTW, what is up with Universal and how they choose what to put DTS on and what they don't???? Muff this dvd?

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#7 of 76 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted November 23 2004 - 11:13 AM

Saw it in theaters and it was just as good as the first one IMHO. A definite buy for me.

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Posted November 23 2004 - 05:11 PM

I missed this one in theaters but will deffinately be a blind buy for me just because I loved the first one and have the score to this one and love it (i'm a big Powell fan). I am also dissapointed with the lack of DTS on this one. I went out and specially ordered the OOP version of the first film for the DTS track on it and boy am I glad I did! Clayton

#9 of 76 OFFLINE   Kevin. W

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Posted November 24 2004 - 12:49 AM

Did they fix the shaky camera problem that plagued the movie. I really enjoyed this movie at the theater but the camera work was just awful. Kevin

#10 of 76 OFFLINE   Mark H

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Posted November 24 2004 - 01:27 AM

Um, I think this was intentional. You did read the above review didnt you?

#11 of 76 OFFLINE   Tom McA

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Posted November 24 2004 - 03:45 AM

C'mon - I don't think that's necessarily fair in this instance. With the excessive use of Shaky-cam in this movie (imho), I'm thinking more of the bit-budget being devoted to video rather than DTS was proably a good call. What say we all save the "Them studios sure are cheap" flag-throwing for when it's actually warranted?

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Posted November 24 2004 - 04:45 AM

I'm sure I'll be getting this one. The Bourne Identity is one of my favorite DVDs and movies. It's nearly the perfect spy thriller. I wish the Bond movies were more in its style. However, I did find the camera work distracting in The Bourne Supremacy - not as much as some have indicated, but still distracting. I think it took something away from the movie that kept it from being as good as the first. I wish they had just filmed it more like the first. It didn't need the herky jerky cuts. Maybe it is less bothersome on a smaller home screen.

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Posted November 24 2004 - 06:19 AM

in theory i feel like i should appreciate that, but in practice i find it to feel very self conscious and it becomes actually more distancing and less immediate (for me). i really don't think a viewer should be aware of the camera, one way or the other. even if he is marveling at a bravura camera shot while the movie is unspooling for the first time in front of him, i think thats a sign that the director and co are showing off at the expense of maintaing suspension of disbelief. i was looking very forward to this film coming out this summer, but after i heard the camera work brought up in several reviews i decided to wait for the dvd. i don't know if its going to play better or worse on a smaller screen. shame too, since i've come to really appreciate the first film. so much better/more interesting than the last 4 Bond films put together. and its hard to beat the (lovers)'on the run from assassians' paradigm.

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Posted November 24 2004 - 06:53 AM

Very good review Jason. I loved this movie. I was never a Damon fan until the first Bourne film.
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Posted November 24 2004 - 08:08 AM

This was a really good movie. Actually, any movie that can show you a fast and easy way to blow something up has gotta be great right? I'm afraid that I'll hafta skip this DVD though and wait for the inevitable special edition which will hopefully have more substance then the newer Explosive Edition Bourne Identity DVD im using as a reference.
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#16 of 76 OFFLINE   Jonathan White

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Posted November 24 2004 - 08:16 AM

Didn't the Explosive Edition of Bourne Identity barely differ from the original disc. Is it really worth waiting 6 - 12 months only to find a couple of deleted scenes no one cared for are incorporated into the film?

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Posted November 25 2004 - 05:26 AM

Bunch of BS that there's no DTS track on this DVD! Posted Image

Anyway, I saw this movie in the theater after picking up the OOP Bourne Identity DVD off of eBay. IMO, it paled in comparison to the first film. I remember leaving the theater feeling somewhat let down. Also, my feeling on the movie has nothing to do with the constantly moving camera which made me dizzy and nauseous. To me, it got in the way of watching the movie and took me "out of it" a little. Perhaps I'll have a better impression of it at home.
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Posted November 25 2004 - 05:31 AM

No DTS. No sale. Will wait. Thank you. Posted Image

#19 of 76 OFFLINE   Darren Haycock

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Posted November 25 2004 - 05:46 AM

I'm a bit disappointed about the lack of DTS from these guys lately. Shrek having DTS, but not Shrek 2 was poor, as is the situation with Bourne.
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Posted November 25 2004 - 08:54 AM

I probably won't be buying this even though it's a good movie. I just found the camera work too distracting and I was nauseated when I left the theatre.

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