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Traffic

Steven Soderbergh

 
Traffic (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 2000
  • 147 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English, Spanish
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  • Spine #151

Traffic examines the question of drugs as politics, business, and lifestyle. With an innovative color-coded cinematic treatment to distinguish his interwoven stories, Steven Soderbergh embroils viewers in the lives of a newly appointed drug czar and his family, a West Coast kingpin’s wife, a key informant, and police officers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The film, which delivers a complex and nuanced take on an issue of international importance without sacrificing any energy or suspense, is a contemporary classic, and the winner of four Oscars, for best director, best screenplay, best editing, and best supporting actor for Benicio del Toro.

Cast

Javier RodriguezBenicio Del Toro
Manolo SanchezJacob Vargas
Robert WakefieldMichael Douglas
Ray Castro Luis Guzmán
Montel GordonDon Cheadle
Eduardo RuizMiguel Ferrer
Seth AbrahmsTopher Grace
Caroline WakefieldErika Christensen
Helena AyalaCatherine Zeta-Jones
Chief of staffAlbert Finney
Jeff SheridanD. W. Moffett
Carlos AyalaSteven Bauer
Barbara WakefieldAmy Irving
Arnie MetzgerDennis Quaid
Francisco FloresClifton Collins Jr.
Social workerViola Davis
Prosecutor Ben WilliamsJames Pickens Jr.
Attorney Michael AdlerPeter Riegert
ADA Dan CollierJohn Slattery
Tigrillo/Obregón assassinYul Vazquez
Juan ObregónBenjamin Bratt

Credits

DirectorSteven Soderbergh
ScreenplayStephen Gaghan
ProducersEdward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Laura Bickford
Executive producersRichard Solomon, Mike Newell, Cameron Jones, Graham King and Andreas Klein
Director of photographyPeter Andrews
CastingDebra Zane and C.S.A.
MusicCliff Martinez
Costume designLouise Frogley
EditorStephen Mirrione
Production designPhilip Messina
Unit production managerFrederick W. Brost
First assistant directorGregory Jacobs
Production sound mixerPaul Ledford
Supervising sound editor/Rerecording mixerLarry Blake

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New digital transfer (DVD edition); new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Steven Soderbergh and supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer Larry Blake, with 5.1 and 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks (Blu-ray edition)
  • Three audio commentaries, featuring Soderbergh and writer Stephen Gaghan; producers Laura Bickford, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz and consultants Tim Golden and Craig Chretien; and composer Cliff Martinez
  • Twenty-five deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Soderbergh and Gaghan
  • Three sets of demonstrations: one on film processing and the look of the Mexico sequences; one on film editing, with commentary by editor Stephen Mirrione; and one on dialogue editing  
  • Additional unused footage of various scenes, from multiple angles
  • Theatrical trailers and television spots
  • Gallery of trading cards depicting the U.S. Customs canine squad used to detect narcotics and other illegal substances
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic Manohla Dargis

    New cover by Helios

Film Essays

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Traffic: Border Wars

By Manohla DargisJanuary 17, 2012

At once a political epic and a radical gesture in personal filmmaking, Steven Soderbergh’s . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

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Traffic: Border Wars

By Manohla DargisJanuary 17, 2012

At once a political epic and a radical gesture in personal filmmaking, Steven Soderbergh’s . . . Read more »


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Traffic Captured

January 11, 2012

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Traffic (Criterion DVD)

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