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Taken 2 Blu-ray

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Theatrical & Unrated Cuts / Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet 20th Century Fox | 2012 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 98 min | Unrated | Jan 15, 2013

Taken 2 (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (25.89 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.38:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Mandarin: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Mandarin (Simplified)

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
UV digital copy
iTunes digital copy
DVD copy
Bonus View (PiP)
BD-Live

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $24.99, Price history

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Video 4.4 of 54.4
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.1 of 53.1
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Taken 2

 (2012)

Taken 2 Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

For more about Taken 2 and the Taken 2 Blu-ray release, see Taken 2 Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Šerbedžija, Leland Orser, Luenell Campbell
Director: Olivier Megaton

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Taken 2 Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Taken 2 may be a disappointment as an action movie, but it more than meets expectations on Blu-ray, where it features a 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer that's punchier than the film's Albanian villains. Shot on 35mm with an intentionally gritty-looking stock, the image seems faithfully reproduced here, with its grain structure intact and no signs of edge enhancement or digital noise reduction. (Grain does spike a bit in darker scenes, but never drastically.) Thick-grained films have a tendency to soften overall clarity, but Taken 2 is still quite sharp; just see the above screenshot of Rade Šerbedžija, where every facial detail is defined and even the leather texture of his jacket highly visible. The film's color grading is fairly typical for the genre—lots of orangish/creamy highlights, with a slight bluish cast in the shadows—but the picture is vivid and impactful. Black levels could probably stand to be a notch or two higher in the darkest scenes—where some detail seems crushed—but this is a totally subjective decision. Overall, this is a striking high definition presentation, and it's unmarred by any compression artifacts or encode glitches.


Taken 2 Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

It's perfectly functional, but I do feel a little let down by Taken 2's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. Considering all of the punches thrown, shots fired, and cars crashed, the film's sound design is somewhat bland, weighted predominantly in the front channels. The rear speakers do get some action, of course—plinking bullets, flying debris, whizzing vehicles, marketplace ambience—but it's kept fairly quiet and unobtrusive. (Then again, this could be considered a plus, depending on your tastes.) What irked me in particular is that composer Nathaniel Méchaly's electronically augmented score—while sounding great in its own right, if derivative of the Bourne music—is pushed so heavily to the forefront of the mix that it overshadows most of the other sound. I also think there's perhaps a bit too much bass in the dialogue—especially Liam Neeson's throaty, leonine voice—although conversations are always easy to understand. The disc includes optional English SDH, Spanish, and Mandarin subtitles, Dolby Digital 5.1 dubs in Spanish and French for both cuts of the film, and—exclusive to the theatrical cut—a descriptive audio mix and a Dolby Digital 5.1 Mandarin dub.


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Blu-ray Sales, January 14-20: Taken 2 Escapes to Number One - January 23, 2013

For the week that ended on January 20th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment had the top Blu-ray and overall package media sales with its release of Taken 2. This sequel to the 2008 action hit netted Fox a healthy profit when it premiered theatrically last ...

This Week on Blu-ray: January 15-22 - January 12, 2013

For the week of January 15th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings Taken 2 to Blu-ray. The action-thriller slightly twists the format established by its 2008 predecessor; this time around, it is Liam Neeson's former CIA operative who finds himself kidnapped ...

Taken 2 Detailed - November 30, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Olivier Megaton's (Colombiana, Transporter 3) Taken 2 (2012), starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, and Rade Serbedzija. The release will street ...

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