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Taken (2-Disc Extended Cut) (Blu-ray) (2009)

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Overview

Liam Neeson is an unstoppable force in this adrenaline-fueled thriller from director Pierre Morel. Bryan (Neeson) has taken early retirement from the CIA in order to live closer to his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Bryan's government work kept him away from Kim for much of her childhood, and he's now trying to make up for lost time. When Kim announces that she's taking a trip to Paris with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy), Bryan is apprehensive about her traveling on her own. His worst fear is soon realized, as Kim and Amanda are abducted upon their arrival in France. Bryan immediately springs into action, using his well-honed CIA skills to piece together clues from a single, frantic phone call he received from Kim. He hops a plane to Paris, determined to rescue his daughter before she falls off the grid completely. With some help from his old CIA buddies, he tracks down the kidnappers--an Albanian crime ring known for selling young girls into the sex trade. He quickly takes matters into his own hands, plowing his way through Paris's underworld as the clock ticks down and the bullets fly. His search propels him into the upper echelons of a massive crime ring, putting him closer and closer to his beloved daughter.

Neeson is known for tackling extremely cerebral roles, so it is interesting to see him in full-on action-hero mode. In TAKEN he is no less than a crime-fighting machine--a Bourne/Bond hybrid with a deathly serious baritone. And while he spends most of the film firing Uzis and snapping necks, he still manages to deliver a moving performance as an estranged father fighting for what he loves most in the world. The film undeniably owes a lot to Neeson's acting chops. He manages to raise this rather thinly plotted, deeply violent film a bar above your typical action fare.
Theatrical Release Date 2009
Runtime (minutes) 90
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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PG-13 &#40&#59;MPAA&#41&#59;

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language

Release Info

  • Release Date

    12/05/2009

  • Theatrical Release
    2009
  • Rating

    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason

    for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language

  • Format

    Blu-ray Disc

  • Unedited Version

    N

  • Collector Edition

    N

  • Director Cut

    N

  • Number Of Discs

    1

  • Distributor

    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

  • Area

    USA

Video

  • Runtime (minutes)

    90

  • Picture

    Color

Release Note

  • Notes:

    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    NTSC
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.40
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - French, Spanish
    DTS HD Master Audio - English
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
    Disc 1: TAKEN Blu-ray
    Additional Release Material:
    Featurette:
    1. Black OPS Field Manual
    2. Le Making Of
    3. Avant Premiere
    4. Inside Action: 6 Side by Side Comparisons
    Audio Commentary:
    1. Director Pierre Morel, Cinematographer Michel Abramowicz and Michel Julienne
    2. Writer Robert Mark Kamen
    Trailers:
    1. Forced Trailers: Digital Copy Trailer, WOLVERINE, STREET FIGHTER, 12 ROUNDS
    2. Trailer Farm: NOTORIOUS, POSSESSION
    Disc 2: TAKEN Digital Copy


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Sight and Sound 01/11/2008 "Morel directs much like his mentor Besson -- that's to say, very slickly, with an emphasis on glossy action sequences."
Box Office 01/28/2009 "TAKEN is very much its own film, bolstered by director Morel's explosive, adrenaline-driven approach to staging action and a cleverly-constructed script..."
Los Angeles Times 01/30/2009 "Neeson throws himself into this role, appearing in nearly every scene and making good use of a purposeful scowl that combines fury and disgust in equal measure."
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  • from London
  • Apr 06, 2010
5.0

Awesome Action Movie

I would recommend this for anyone. Best action movie I've seen in years. Definite must have for all movie lovers. Liam Neeson is Bad-Ass in this movie.