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TAKEN


Year: 2008
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
UK DVD: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Jon Gries, Leland Orser, Nicolas Giraud, Xander Berkeley, Arben Bajraktaraj, Rasha Bukvic, Michel Flash, Rubens Hyka, Camille Japy, Valentin Kalaj, Goran Kostic, Christophe Kourotchkine, Nabil Massad, Jalil Naciri, Olivier Rabourdin, Edwin Kruger, Anca Radici, Nathan Rippy, Opender Singh, Tommy Spahija, Anatole Taubman, David Warshofsky, Gerard Watkins, Mathieu Busson
Director: Pierre Morel
Country: France
USA & UK: 93 mines
UK DVD: 89 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence and scene of torture
UK DVD Certificate: 18 contains strong violence and extended scene of torture
USA Release Date: 30 January 2009
UK Release Date: 26 September 2008
UK DVD Release Date: 9 February 2009

Synopsis

"They have taken his daughter
He will hunt them
He will find them
And he will kill them."

"I don't know you who you are. I don't know what you want. If you're looking for a ransom, I can tell you, I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills acquired over a very long career in the shadows, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you. And I will kill you." - Bryan Mills

Liam Neeson takes on a breakneck, adrenalin-fuelled role in the tense and heart-pounding action thriller Taken, from acclaimed producer Luc Besson (THE FIFTH ELEMENT, TRANSPORTER Trilogy). Neeson (BATMAN BEGINS) plays an ex-secret agent who will stop at nothing to rescue his daughter from her Albanian kidnappers in Paris. This roller-coaster ride of an adventure is as action-packed as the 'BOURNE Trilogy' and will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Former secret agent Bryan Mills (Neeson) begins the longest 96 hours of his life - in the hunt for the fearsome organization that has taken his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace - LOST, THE FOG). When Kim who lives with Bryan's ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen; THE X-MEN TRILOGY) and a friend want to travel to Paris, Bryan refuses due to the dangers that could lie ahead, but eventually he allows her to go on the basis she calls him every night before she goes to bed...

Bryan's worst fears are realized when Kim and her friend Amanda are suddenly abducted - in broad daylight - from the Paris apartment at which they've just arrived. Moments before Kim is dragged away by the as yet unseen and unknown assailants, she manages to phone Bryan, who begins to expertly piece together clues that will take him to the darkness of Paris's underworld. He will face nightmares worse than anything he has ever experienced - and will let nothing and no one stop him from finding and saving his daughter.

Synopsis DVD

Taken is bursting with fight scenes, car chases and exciting action sequences, plus a whole host of amazing special features on DVD and Blu-ray. The fantastic extra footage puts you on the other side of the camera, taking you through some of the electrifying action including; the explosive car stunts and chases, the spine-chilling fight sequence on the boat and behind-the-scenes cast interviews with Luc Besson, Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Gray. If you are a fan of the Jason Bourne and James Bond films then TAKEN will knock you out on DVD and Blu-ray!

DVD / BLU-RAY EXTRAS:

Format: DVD & Blu-ray
UK: 89 mins
UK DVD Certificate: 18 contains strong violence and extended scene of torture

Special Features:

Real Time MISSION intelligence BONUSVIEW Mode (Blu-ray only)
The making of the film (18:20)
The Premier launch
Inside Action:
Peter dies (:48)
Bryan escapes construction site (3:04)
Good luck (:50)
The interrogation (2:06)
Bryan at St Clair's (1:38)
Boat fight (2:24)










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