While admirers of the Steven Soderbergh film Traffic patiently wait for the upcoming Criterion edition of the film, less ardent fans will still have an opportunity to pick up the film as well thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment who has picked up the ball from the failing USA Home Entertainment and will release a more standard version of the film when the USA version is discontinued.
The critically acclaimed thriller nominated for 5 Academy Awards, “Traffic” is an entertaining and informative ride through the high stakes, high risks life of the drug trafficking trade, as seen from both sides of the law and the U.S./Mexican border. It’s the contemporary story of three separate, yet intertwined sets of lives illustrating the movement of illegal drugs and the lives affected by them along the way. Lives from all social levels, whose boundries are unknown to the illicit trade. A powerful and intense view into the drug world, presented in the unique and original vision of director Steven Soderbergh.
Except for packaging and logos, the disc will be identical to the previously released USA version of the film including an anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, a behind the scenes featurette, a trailer, TV spots, photo gallery and the Showtime special: Inside Traffic.
Priced at $19.95, the re-released DVD will go on sale on June 25th.