Traffic: The Criterion Collection

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A Continuing Series of Important Classic and Contemporary Films

Traffic examines the effect of drugs as politics, business, and lifestyle. Acting as his own director of photography, Steven Soderbergh employs an innovative, color-coded cinematic treatment to distinguish the interwoven stories of a newly appointed drug czar and his family, a West Coast kingpin's wife, a key informant, and cops on both sides of the U.S./Mexican border. Rarely has a film so energetic and suspenseful presented a more complex and nuanced view of an issue of such international importance. Instantly recognized as a classic, Traffic appeared on more than 200 critics' ten-best lists, and earned five Academy Award® nominations.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 17 2006
  • Production Year 2000
  • Empire SKU 923330
  • UPC Code 715515017220
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Disc 1: The Movie
Three Commentary Tracks:
   · Director Steven Soderbergh and writer Stephen Gaghan    · Producers Laura Bickford, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, and consultants Tim Golden and Craig Chretien
   · Composer Cliff Martinez (with Two Music Cues Not Included In The Film)

Disc 2: The Supplements
25 Deleted Scenes Featuring Commentary from director Steven Soderbergh and writer Stephen Gaghan
Film Processing Demonstration: Achieving The Look Of The Mexico Sequences
Editing Demonstration with Commentary from Editor Stephen Mirrione
Dialogue Editing Demonstration with Sound Editor Larry Blake
30 Minutes of Additional Footage featuring Multiple Angles from the Scenes of the El Paso Intelligence Center and the Cocktail Party where U.S. Senators, Major Politicians, Lobbyists and Others Express their Views on the Drug War
Theatrical and Television Trailers
U.S. Customs Trading Cards of the K-9 Squad used in the Detection of Narcotics and Illegal Substances


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    English Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
    Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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