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A DVD  Review by Paul Perkins

Cast: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Erika Christensen, Don Cheadle
Director: : Steven Soderbergh
Producers: Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann
Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan
Rated: R   Running Time: 145 Mins
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Plot: Intertwining vignettes frame this tale of America's escalating War on Drugs. Ohio Supreme Court judge Robert Lewis has been appointed the nation's Drug Czar, his new position made more daunting by the discovery that his teenage daughter Caroline is a heroin addict. Meanwhile, DEA agents Montel Gordon and Ray Castro are pursuing Helena Ayala, wife of jailed kingpin Carlos Ayala, as she seeks to the control the business that her husband had kept hidden from her. South of the Border, duplicitous local constable Javier Rodriguez is fighting the battle with his own jaded, question ethical code

Audio: Well for all you audio fans out there (Like me) This DVD does not have good audio. It does have Dolby Digital 5.1 but when you are listening to it. You can not tell if it working or not. It also has 2.0 sound, there are French and Spanish subtitle. I wish they use the DTS format or a better 5.1 audio. This is bad Audio for a DVD.

Video: For anyone who have not seen Traffic in theater when you watch the DVD you will see some of the picture not look too good. it nothing wrong with the disc. That how the director wanted it. The film is presented in 2.35:1 Widescreen Anamorphic. The way  the  director made the film look it great.

Special Features: Well guys and girls this section is so lame and a bummer. The  inside Traffic which last about 18 minutes and it shows more about the film then anything else. Within the 18 mins the interviews are not that long. There is also a photo section where they show 40 pictures from the film which is ok. For all the trailers fans out there. The trailers section is the best part of the DVD there are 3 trailers (Full, Teaser, German) and 5 TV spots.

Overall: The Traffic Movie is good. But This DVD is so bad you would think the studio would make this DVD  one of the best out  there  being the film won some Oscars but they did not. What a bummer. This DVD is one disc you want to rent not buy.




2001 Paul Perkins

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