Steven Spielberg Presents Taken [6 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 5709094
  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features


  • "Inside Taken" featurette
  • "The Cast of Taken" featurette
  • "A New Reality: The Visual Effects Team" featurette
  • "A Singluar Vision: The Directors" featurette
  • "Time Warp" featurette
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, the ten-episode, 20-hour miniseries Taken was one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by cable TV's Sci-Fi Network, ultimately costing 40 million dollars -- a price that proved well worth it, inasmuch as the series posted the network's highest-ever ratings. Covering a period from 1947 to the present, the story focused on three different families, each of whom was profoundly affected by extraterrestrial visitation. The Keys family was headed by WWII bomber pilot Russell Keys (Steve Burton), who spent virtually his entire adult life haunted by his "close encounter" with aliens. The Clarkes were originally represented by lonely Texas waitress Sally Clarke (Catherine Dent), who was impregnated by a charming stranger (Eric Close) who turned out to be an alien survivor of the Roswell crash. And the lives of the Crawfords were dictated by ruthless Army officer Owen Crawford (Joel Gretsch), who was determined to prove that the government had covered up the truth about Roswell by dedicating his life to tracking down all space aliens and their half-human descendants. The story was narrated by Allie Keys (Dakota Fanning), a "hybrid" child of the present day, whose story determined the outcome of the final episodes. Boasting impressive computer-generated special effects and eye-popping facial makeup, Taken was seen over a two-week period, beginning December 2, 2002, and ending on December 13. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • Steve Burton - Russell Keys
  • Julie Benz - Kate Keys
  • Joel Gretsch - Owen Crawford
  • Michael Moriarty - Col. Campbell
  • Tina Holmes - Anne Campbell



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Movie

    Posted
    beadnut

    This was one of the best movies ever. It kept your interest right from the start to the finish.It was never dull or boring and was action packed.The special effects were outstanding.I have watched this movie so many times and never get tired of it . The acting was super too.....The ending was great and I sure hope to see a sequal some day .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Hooch
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    Great movie, arrived quickly. Unfortunately something got a hold of package and it was destroyed. I did find five of the disc whiched played perfectly. I am missing disc five so do not know how the movie ends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best

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    BigShawn
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    Very well written story and the acting was better than most of the mini-series I've ever seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great show

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    Rwlammons
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    I remember this show when it came out. The movie is really good. It is a long movie but very well done

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sci-fi series

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    Jimmy
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    Vintage Spielberg, realistic what might happen if aliens are found

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great story line

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    waldo3
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    watched the series when it aired years ago. always wanted to watch it again. now i can

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice box set

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    happy
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    Good Value. Set use to cost much more. regular resolution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Shebell54
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    I love this movie. He needs to make the sequel.it's overdue

    I would recommend this to a friend


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