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Taking Lives [WS] [Unrated Director's Cut] [DVD] [2004]

Release Date:08/17/2004
You may have thought you saw it all in the theaters, but there's much more to this tale of an FBI profiler tracking a serial killer who possesses the uncanny ability to take on the identity of his victims than you thought -- and now you can see what truly put this sexy, nerve-wracking thriller over the top thanks to this release from Warner Bros. Home Video. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, this release also offers optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles. In addition to the extended version of the main feature, this release also includes four documentaries including "The Art of Collaboration," "Profiling a Director," "Bodies of Evidence," and "Puzzle Within a Puzzle," as well as a gag reel and a theatrical trailer.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Taking Lives Crime Lab of four probing documentaries with cast and crew -- "The Art of Collaboration": how the filmmaking team came together; "Profiling a Director": inside D.J. Caruso's mind; "Bodies of Evidence": stars confess their secrets of working on an ultra-tense thriller; and "Puzzle Within the Puzzle": the teamwork of Caruso and veteran editor Anne V. Coates
    • Gag reel
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Languages: English
    • Subtitles: English, Français, & Español
    • Closed Captioned


    Taking Lives
    A female detective on the trail of a psychotic killer discovers love in a dangerous time in this thriller, based on the novel by Michael Pye. Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is a special agent with the FBI who has a reputation for using offbeat methods, but also boasts a strong record as a criminal profiler. Scott is called in by a former Quantico colleague (Tcheky Karyo) to assist two Canadian police detectives, Paquette (Olivier Martinez) and Duval (Jean-Hugues Anglade), who are on the trail of a serial killer who has been doing business in and around Montreal for close to two decades. The murderer has a history of assimilating many aspects of the lives of his victims after he kills them, but there's been a witness to his most recent crime. Art gallery owner James Costa (Ethan Hawke) saw the killer during an assault, and now finds himself working as an only marginally willing decoy for Scott. As Scott and Costa follow the killer's trail, they find themselves becoming attracted to one another, which is not necessarily a comfort to Scott as she finds her quarry moving closer and closer. Taking Lives also stars Kiefer Sutherland and Gena Rowlands. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Angelina Jolie
      Angelina Jolie - Illeana Scott
    • Ethan Hawke
      Ethan Hawke - James Costa
    • Olivier Martinez
      Olivier Martinez - Paquette
    • Gena Rowlands
      Gena Rowlands - Mrs. Asher
    • Jean-Hugues Anglade
      Jean-Hugues Anglade - Duval

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