DVDs Unwrapped - The Bourne Trilogy

With the release of The Bourne Trilogy, an extras-packed set of the Bourne films, that makes approximately 375 times that a Bourne film or set has been released. Okay, so that's an exaggeration, but only slight. The folks behind the Bourne films have been unbelievably clever in milking fans with more and more releases. That all said, if you like slimmed-down packaging and don't want to waste time with any but the very best extras, this is the set for you. It's three slim cases inside a cardboard sleeve that's no wider than two standard DVD cases, and it features all three films, with the top-notch extras from the previous sets included. It's unfortunate they couldn't come up with anything new, though, to at least make it seem like there was a reason other than more money for releasing this set.

The Bourne Identity: First, to address the menus: They're weak. It's always a little bit annoying when a DVD menu plays music, because if you leave it on and leave the room, you get this repetitive music that will make you never want to put the disc in again. But that's easy enough to get past if the menus are easy to use and set up well. These are not. First off, there are two pages of bonus features, even though there aren't enough features to be broken up into two pages. And when you go into a submenu, such as "Deleted Scenes," you have to know that "BONUS" takes you back to the main menu. Don't be fooled into thinking you have bonus deleted scenes. It's just terrible labeling on the part of the DVD makers.

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