Just in time for the new set of Bourne films to hit theatres, Amazon is offering the “original trilogy” blu-ray collection – The Bourne Trilogy – for $27.99, $31.99 (53%) off the $59.98 MSRP. This trilogy, from Universal Studios, contains all the Jason Bourne films (played by Matt Damon): The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). There also looks to be a large amount of special features on the 3-disc set:

The Bourne Identity
–U Control: Treadstone Files
–U Control: Bourne Orientation
–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 Bourne Supremacy
–U Control: Bourne Orientation
–Supremacy Dossier PIP
–Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass
–Explosive Deleted Scenes
–Matching Identities: Casting
–Keeping It Real
–Blowing Things Up
–On The Move with Jason Bourne
–Bourne to be Wild: Fight Training
–Crash Cam: Racing Through the Streets of Moscow
–The Go-Mobile Revs Up the Action
–Crash Cam: Racing Through the Streets of Moscow
–Anatomy of a Scene: The Explosive Bridge Chase Scene
–Scoring with John Powell
–The Bourne Mastermind
–The Bourne Diagnosis
–BD Live: Ultimate Download Center
–BD Live: Ultimate My Scenes Sharing
–BD Live: Ultimate My Chat
–BD Live: Ultimate My Bourne Supremacy Commentary
–BD Live: Ultimate Bourne Card Battle Strategy Game

The Bourne Ultimatum
–U Control: Bourne Orientation
–Blackbriar Files
–Volkswagon Get More Info
–Be Bourne Spy Training
–Deleted Scenes
–Man on the Move: Jason Bourne
–Rooftop Pursuit
–Planning the Punches
–Driving School
–New York Chase
–Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass
–BD Live: Ultimate Download Center
–BD Live: Ultimate My Scenes Sharing
–BD Live: Ultimate My Chat
–BD Live: Ultimate My Bourne Ultimate Commentary
–BD Live: Ultimate Bourne Card Battle Strategy Game

The Bourne Trilogy currently has a 4.5 star rating out of 383 Amazon reviews, and the next best Amazon Marketplace price is a used copy in acceptable condition for $27.96 (plus $2.98 shipping) from Goodwill Southern California. All in all, this isn’t a deal that I’m jumping for joy over. Maybe if it was closer to $20, but, for me, it’s a mediocre price. You can check out the DVDTalk review here, or the Blu-ray.com review right here for a more detailed look at the collection.

This deal is set to expire on August 11th, 2012.

On the small screen side of Amazon’s weekly deals, we have the lovable serial killer, Dexter, on sale. Individual seasons (the first season through the fifth season) of the hit show are on sale, with prices ranging from $28.41 to $31.99 on Blu-ray, and $20.49 to $24.99 on DVD. I’ve never seen this series, but my friends are all obsessed with it. If I didn’t already own most of these on DVD, I’d definitely be picking up some of the seasons on Blu-ray.

Here is the Amazon description of the series, for those not in know:

Dexter is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man who leads a double life as an incredibly likable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing, Dexter lives by his own strict moral code – he only kills murderers who can’t otherwise be brought to justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting into society while, at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter’s life is that he works closely as a blood splatter analyst with the very people who hunt his kind: the homicide departments.”

This deal, like The Bourne Trilogy is set to expire on August 11th, 2012.


What do you guys think? Will you be snatching up either of these deals this week? Let me know in the comments below, or by following me on twitter and mentioning me there.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn't until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor's and master's degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.