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    Unique ID Code: 0000019149
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 9/6/2001 12:22
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    Traffic (US)

    7 / 10
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    No one gets away clean
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 147 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    It`s the high-stakes, high-risk world of the drug trade as seen through a well-blended mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman (Benicio Del Toro) finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents (Dona Cheadle and Luis Guzman) work undercover in a sordid and dangerous part of San Diego; a wealthy drug baron living in upscale, suburban America is arrested and learns how quickly his unknowing and pampered wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) takes over his business; and the U.S. President`s new drug czar (Michael Douglas) must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailers
    TV Spots
    Behind The Scenes - "Inside Traffic"
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Steven Soderbergh

    Written By:

    Clifton Collins Jr.
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Dennis Quaid
    Benicio Del Toro
    Don Cheadle
    Michael Douglas

    Casting By:
    Debra Zane

    Soundtrack By:
    Cliff Martinez

    Director of Photography:
    Steven Soderbergh

    Stephen Mirrione

    Costume Designer:
    Louise Frogley

    Production Designer:
    Philip Messina

    Edward Zwick
    Marshall Herskovitz
    Laura Bickford

    Executive Producer:
    Richard Solomon
    Mike Newell
    Andreas Klein
    Graham King
    Cameron Jones

    USA Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Steven Soderbergh does a good job putting the pieces together in traffic. The film is told with several stories that go together to make one with different view points.

    The Mexico and the US are having illegal drugs transported and the use of drugs is increasing greatly. Many actors in the film are on different sides with different perspectives which helps keep the film interesting. Strong performances by Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle and Luis Guzman. This film shows the consequences of drugs and the genuine effects they have in our reality. One great aspect of the film is the way the scenes change for all the characters and the set looks different depending on what is being filmed. Great photography in this film.

    Presented in 1.85:1 Widescreen. Looks fairly good and sharp throughout the entire movie.

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    Dolby Digital 2.0 English
    This movie sounds good but nothing over the top.

    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailers
    TV Spots
    Behind The Scenes - "Inside Traffic"
    Photo Gallery
    The special features on this dvd are quite disappointing. None of the features are very good or out of the ordinary. Even the behind the scenes option doesn`t satisfy very well. Simply put, the features on this dvd are average and not anything too exciting

    Overall I thought traffic was a good movie and it is definitely worth seeing at least once. The movie is unique the way it was put together which makes it quite watchable.
    posted by Aaron Arneson on 5/2/2003 02:36