Release Date:January 15,2013
Taken 2 is more of the same… and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you liked the first Taken, the sequel is more or less the same film - Liam Neeson kicking bad guy butt for 90 plus minutes in thrilling and inventive ways. Neeson's former special ops expert Brian Mills, has become the big screen equivalent of Jack Bauer - clever, gritty, deeply flawed and always ready to push past his limits to dispatch bad guys. While Taken 2 may push some viewers past their limits, this viewer found it to be a lot of fun. Bring on Taken 3!
He hunted them, he found them, he killed them; now they have come back to settle the score. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the return of former CIA operative Bryan Mills and his “particular set of skills” when TAKEN 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD January 15. The sequel to the 2008 box office smash Taken, this action-packed follow-up has brought in $135 million theatrically in the U.S. alone.
Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated actor, Liam Neeson (Clash of the Titans, Taken, Batman Begins) returns as Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes him and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan must enlist the help of Kim to escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one.
Produced by Luc Besson (The Professional, Taken) and directed by Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Transporter 3), TAKEN 2, features gritty supporting performances from Famke Janssen (X-Men Franchise, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Maggie Grace (“Lost,” The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and Rade Sherbedgia (X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1). The Blu-ray features a new Unrated Cut and is loaded with special features including a Black Ops Field Manual and Kill Counter, Deleted and Extended Scenes, an Alternate Ending over 20 minutes long, Tools of the Trade interactive feature, and an FX behind-the-scenes piece. The Combo Pack also comes with a DVD/Digital Copy disc and Ultraviolet.
Taken 2 is also available on DVD featuring the Theatrical version of the movie, Alternate Ending and FX piece.
TAKEN 2 Blu-ray Special Features
● Unrated and Theatrical Cut
● Black Ops Field Manual and Kill Counter
● Tools of the Trade
● Deleted and Extended Scenes
● Alternative Ending
● FX Piece