The Bourne Legacy now on Blu-ray/DVD

Based on the novels by Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader, the highly successful and anticipated movie series is back, with a slight adjustment. Instead of Jason Bourne, The Bourne Legacy follows the adventures of Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), a member of Operation Outcome: a United States Department of Defense Black Ops program that participates in the use of “Chems,” a drug that enhances both the physical and mental abilities of its users. Eric Byer (Edward Norton), a retired Air Force Colonel who is responsible for the CIA’s clandestine operations, decides to end Operation Outcome and eliminate all its agents.

Agent Cross, now in a battle for Chems and his survival, must find a way to get a hold of the drugs when his supply runs out. Cross tracks down Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), his last hope in gaining more Chems. With both their lives in danger, the two travel to a factory in Manila, Philippines.

Director Tony Gilroy boasts breathtaking, eye-popping shots while still delivering action-packed, heart-racing scenes. With the usage of advanced modern technology, every detail, place, facial expression and stunt is a true stroke of hard work and sheer genius. Even though the movie doesn’t follow the footsteps of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), it still doesn’t take away from the element he created in past movies.

The DVD/Blu-ray combo offers an abundance of interesting special features. Deleted scenes reveal omitted shots of the Pennsylvania Highway, NRAG Research Room, and a hotel scene from Washington, D.C. Features also include “Re-Bourne” – a comparison between the predecessors and the present movie, “Enter Aaron Cross” – an introduction to Jeremy Renner showing what he has to offer as a main character, “Crossing Continents: Legacy on Location” – a feature that outlines the thinking process of a different set location, “Man vs. Wolf” – a behind-the-scenes look at the wolf-fight scene, “Moving Targets: Aaron and Marta” – a small introduction to the characters of Aaron Cross and Marta Shearing, and “Capturing Chaos: The Motorbike Chase” – a feature that shows the different cameras, camera angles, ideas, and the creativity and bravery needed to shoot fast-paced scenes.  ~BJ Lasala

Also releasing December 11, 2012 on Blu-Ray and DVD are TedGirls: The Complete First Season; Ice Age: Continental Drift; and V/H/S.

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  1. Nosgoth1979 • January 10, 2013 @ 9:57 AM

    The Bourne Legacy is the next movie in my queue and Im pretty excited to finally see it. Ive heard a lot of mixed reviews on it, but since Ive been a fan of the franchise for years, Im hoping Ill agree with my coworker from DISH who told me it was the best Bourne movie yet. Because I own all the other films, Im tempted to just go out and buy the Blu-Ray. However, I try to resist buying movies I havent seen (especially when theyre getting mediocre reviews). That type of blind buying has gotten me is a couple of shelves of discs Ill never watch again. And I dont even want to know how much money that adds up to. After coming to that realization, I decided to change my habits and these days I use DISHs Blockbuster @Home to rent all my movies BEFORE I buy them. With Blockbuster @Home I have thousands of titles streamed to my TV and PC but best of all I get over 100,000 titles by mail. So not only is it convenient, but it saves me a lot of money on movies that I would have probably regretted buying.

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