Making an economy-sensitive move, Universal Studios Home Entertainment on Tuesday repackaged the Jason Bourne movie trilogy on a set of have-it-both-ways discs. The so-called “flipper disc” enables spy fans who don’t own a Blu-ray player to watch the films now on standard DVD while archiving the product in a high-def format for future use.
Starring Matt Damon, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum deserve repeat viewings for their collective role in jump-starting the espionage action genre during the ’00s.
Sold individually (suggested retail price $30, $15.50 on Amazon.com), each double-duty package includes the entire movie plus bonus features on both sides of the disc.
Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, said in a statement: “Universal’s flipper discs are the perfect way for consumers to future-proof their collections while still enjoying their favorite movies on their existing DVD players.”
All three Bourne releases come with deleted scenes, commentary and featurettes. The Blu-ray side offers additional extras such as character dossiers, battle-strategy games and interactive applications.