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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 5 Academy Award nominations.

Special Features

DISC ONE - THE MOVIE

Digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions

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)

Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack

English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

DISC TWO - 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

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 state 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

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