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Published:April 28th, 2007 14:40 EST

Kidnapped has Been Retrieve on DVD

By Garrett Godwin

From David Greenwalt of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Angel comes a series that adds the film Ransom with FOX's 24, and you get Kidnapped, which premiered last fall on NBC was cancelled after five episodes.  Now you have a first and/or second chance to see the entire series, now available on DVD. 

Wealthy Conrad Cain seems to have it all: beautiful wife Ellie (Dana Delany), and three great children: son Leopold ("Leo") older daughter Aubrey, now in college, and younger daughter Alice.  Then, one day, the lives of the Cain family were turned upside down.  On their way to school with a friend of his and bodyguard Virgil (Mykelti Williamson), Leo was abducted.  The other boy survived, but Virgil was badly wounded. 

At the request of an associate, Conrad and Ellie enlist the services of Knapp (Jeremy Sisto), a former Fed who now specializes in finding missing people.  He's not with good with people, but good at finding them.  However, Knapp's former boss, Special Agent Latimer King (Delroy Lindo) is also on the case.  Despite their differences, these two men must work together to find Leopold and bring him home safely. 

Kidnapped didn't get a chance at finding an audience during its brief run because of changing time slots.  The series was beaten on Wednesday nights at 10pm by CSI:NY, and then moved to Saturday nights, where its fate was sealed.  

Now on DVD, Kidnapped features the entire 13-episode arc, including eight unaired episodes that were never broadcasted on NBC but you can see the full episodes online at, and a featurette.  

Kidnapped was such a great show with promise and potential because it combined Ransom with 24.  In Ransom, the son of a billionaire is kidnapped, and in 24, you have a hero who plays his own set of rules and has one day to save the world with the help of his trustworthy assistant.  In this case of Kidnapped, Knapp was the series' Jack Bauer and his assistant Turner (Carmen Ejogo) was the series' Chloe, and has one missing person’s case every season had the series gone on.  Like 24, Kidnapped shows that nothing is what it seems, and that no one can be trusted. 

A series that gone missing too early, retrieve Kidnapped: The Complete Series, now available on DVD.