This extendedharder Cut restores the violence that would’ve jeopardized the softer American rating. Better than the theatrical or the first DVD releases with additional scenes – Taken would have clearly received an R-rating by the MPAA in the USA so it had to be censored in order to secure the PG-13 rating which was financially more attractive… For “Taken” purists, stick with this Extended Harder Cut.
Prepare to get Taken for the ride of your life! “Liam Neeson is an unstoppable force” (Premiere) in this action-packed international thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. When his estranged teenage daughter (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy (Neeson) sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescue his daughter.