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Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
Steven Spielberg Presents Taken
Actors: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Eric Close, Joel Gretsch, Emily Bergl
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
PG-13     2003     14hr 45min

Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 05/01/2007 Rating: Nr


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Actors: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Eric Close, Joel Gretsch, Emily Bergl
Creators: David Abramson, Eric Goldfarb, Fred Toye, Michael D. Ornstein, Julie Herlocker, Leslie Bohem
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Alien Invasion, Aliens, Miniseries
Studio: Sci-Fi Channel, The
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/21/2003
Original Release Date: 12/02/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 12/02/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 14hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Totally "Taken"
C. Martin | 05/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I never would've thought that I'd become an occult follower of sci-fi films related to alien abductions and government conspiracies.
I will admit that all throughout "Taken" I wondered when Mulder and Scully would enter, stage left.
This is an earlier performance by a young actress by the name of "Dakota Fanning". She did brilliantly in this made-for-TV mini-series(How old was she in this film? 8 or 9?) showing her ability to portray an individual with keen sensitivities, mature insights, and child-like innocence.
There are 10 episodes, comprising a little less than a total of 20 hours of "movie". Each episode is a short movie in it's own right, but leaves you hanging for more to come.
The whole thing starts with the blue lights witnessed by airforce fighter pilots during WWII and continues through the crash of a UFO in Roswell New Mexico, crop-circles, weaved throughout the series are the intricacies of alien abduction, reported by those "in the know". The film stays true to those things abductees report having occured. This movie explores the reason the aliens invaded Earth in the first place: to re-introduce into their species evolutionary traits that've been lost as they've acheived higher-intelligence.
I enjoyed the twists and turns the show took my mind through, not only was this a sci-fi film, but also one of those "mess with the mind" flicks that catch my attention so well.
There was a little difficulty with following who the characters were, in the beginning of the series, simply due to very similar physical characteristics, and the changing of actors in portraying the same character, because of the need to show the passage of time. (The series takes us through 4 generations, in a matter of 10 episodes.)
There was one thing I remained confused by even as the series ended: what happened to the creepy carnival fellow and what was his role in the abductions?
Taken, The Series
Roger Solis | Chiriqui, Panama | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An excelent production, very interesting. I saw this series on tv but a lot of chapters and scenes have forgotten. When I watched it again was hard to believe realize that really I missed a lot of essential parts. I reconmmend this article."