Liam Neeson is Back in “Taken 2” on Blu-ray and DVD

By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
February 20, 2013
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taken 2I watched the original Taken, starring Liam Neeson and it was intense!  Full of action, suspense and just a great movie.  So when I heard that Taken 2 was coming out to Blu-ray and DVD, I was excited to watch it!  I remember loving Liam Neeson (or former CIA operative Bryan Mills) as he went and took out the men who hurt his daughter.  Well, in Taken 2, Liam Neeson is back!  Taken 2 is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

He hunted them, he found them, he killed them; and now they have come back to settle the score.  The sequel to the 2008 box office smash Taken, this action-packed follow-up has brought $135 million theatrically in the U.S. alone.  Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated actor, Liam Neeson (Clash of the TitansTakenBatman 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 ProfessionalTaken) and directed by Olivier Megaton (ColombianaTransporter 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 ClassHarry 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

TAKEN 2 BLU-RAY SPECIFICATIONS

Street Date:  January 15, 2013
Screen Format:  Widescreen: 2.39:1
Audio:  English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
U.S. Rating:  PG-13/Unrated
Total Run Time:  92 minutes
Closed Captioned:  Yes

TAKEN 2 DVD SPECIFICATIONS

Street Date:  January 15, 2013
Screen Format:  Widescreen: 2.39:1
Audio:  English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Surround
U.S. Rating:  PG-13
Total Run Time:  92 minutes
Closed Captioned:  Yes

MY THOUGHTS

If you enjoyed Taken, you’ll definitely enjoy Taken 2.  Even if you haven’t seen the original Taken, you’ll still enjoy Taken 2.  It’s intense, full of action, and kept my heart pounding throughout the movie.  Liam Neeson is an amazing actor and it’s just a great movie!  A big thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for this Blu-ray review opportunity.

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I received a copy of “Taken 2” on Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Liam Neeson is Back in “Taken 2” on Blu-ray and DVD”

  1. nannypanpan says:

    have not seen this, but i also loved the 1st one

  2. Austin Baroudi says:

    I really liked this one. Maybe even more that the first. Great movie! Thanks for the post!!!

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