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    Added on: 8/5/2003 19:20
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    Taken (box set) (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Some secrets we keep. Some are kept from us
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 840 mins
    Retail Price: £49.99
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    Stephen Spielberg acts as executive producer on this mini-series about alien abduction as seen through the eyes of three American families, from Roswell to the present day...

    Special Features:
    `Inside Taken` documentary

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital EX 6.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Thomas J. Wright
    Jeff Woolnough
    Bryan Spicer
    Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
    Michael Katleman
    Jeremy Paul Kagan
    Tobe Hooper
    John Fawcett
    Félix Enríquez Alcalá
    Breck Eisner

    Written By:

    Cam Cronin
    Michael Coristine
    Eric Close
    Justin Chatwin
    Steve Burton
    Jay Brazeau
    Emily Bergl
    Julie Benz

    Casting By:
    Allison Jones
    Heike Brandstatter

    Soundtrack By:
    Laura Karpman

    Director of Photography:
    Joel Ransom
    Jonathan Freeman

    Fred Toye
    Michael D. Ornstein
    Toni Morgan
    Eric Goldfarb

    Production Designer:
    Coreen Mayrs

    Steven Spielberg
    James Lima
    Richard Heus
    Julie Herlocker
    Darryl Frank
    Leslie Bohem
    Steve Beers
    Joe M. Aguilar

    Universal Pictures

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    8 / 10
    "Taken" is all about alien encounters. It`s all about family and family values. It`s a beautifully written story that follows 3 families for over 50 years. It`s all about Spielberg.
    With a playing time of almost 15 hours, this mini-series could`ve easily become boring and drag slowly. It doesn`t. Throughout the series, the pace is nicely kept and the story seems to flow naturally.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the colors are beautifully saturated. For a made-for-TV mini-series, this is excellent.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is also very good. The surrounds are used throughout the series and help create a very nice sound envelope.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a rather ordinary behind the scenes 40-minute featurette. Not enough, Mr. Spielberg.
    Bottom line - a great sci-if series with more than a touch of drama, and a great disc-set to match. Recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 21/7/2006 02:27