Fox Details 'Taken' Blu-ray

Posted Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Taken

Fox has officially announced 'Taken,' which will come to Blu-ray this May in an extended cut version with multiple bonus features and Digital Copy.

As previously reported, Fox dropped only a May window for the Blu-ray release of the surprise Liam Neeson kidnap thriller, but held off on any confirmed street date or specs.

The official announcement is now here, with the $140 million-grossing smash headed to Blu-ray and DVD day-and-date on May 12.

Featuring a new extended cut of the film plus the PG-13-rated theatrical version (accessible via seamless branching), tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and a DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track.

Extras include the audio commentary (with director Pierre Morel, screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen and cinematographers Michel Abramowicz and Michel Julienne), a pair of featurettes ("Making Of," "Avant Premiere"), a "Black OPS Field Manual" function and "Inside Action" comparisons of six scenes.

Also include on a second disc is a Digital Copy compatible with PCs and iTunes.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Taken' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 12.

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