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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Julie Benz, Emily Bergl, Steve Burton, Eric Close, Catherine Dent, Heather Donahue, Chad Donella, Julie Ann Emery, Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Willie Garson, Jason Gray-Stanford, Joel Gretsch, Desmond Harrington, John Hawkes, Tina Holmes, Ryan Hurst, Michael Jeter, Adam Kaufman, James McDaniel, Ryan Earl Merriman, Chad Morgan, Michael Moriarty, Andy Powers & Anton Yelchin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features are found on the sixth disc and include a 17-minute exploration Inside Taken, which explores the vision that became this phenomenal epic series, a five-minute introduction to many of The Cast Of Taken, an eight-minute highlight on the visual effects in the featurette: A New Reality, a four-minute featurette that covers how 10 directors created A Singular Vision, and a five-minute Time Warp into the decades depicted in the episodes of Taken. These five featurettes can be also be viewed as a single 39-minute making-of documentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): NA
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $119.99
(DVD Type): Multi-Disc Set / DVD-9 x 6
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 878
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001-02
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 10/21/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tobe Hooper, Breck Eisner, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Bryan Spicer, Felix Alcala, Thomas J. Wright, Jeremy Kagan, Jeff Woolnough, John Fawcett, Michael Katleman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Taken" is the Sci-Fi Network

DVD Picture:
The series is anamorphically enhanced and exhibits a picture with very interesting cinematography. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, complimenting the story

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