Traffic DVD


The film tells three concurrent stories set in and around the US-Mexico drugs trade that gradually overlap and intertwine. Michael Douglas portrays the USÂ’ latest drugs czar with an addict teenage daughter at home, Catherine Zeta Jones plays the unsuspe

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17 April 2019
Entertainment in Video 
141 minutes 
  • Average Rating for Traffic [2001] - 5 out of 5

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  • Traffic [2001]
    Paul Stevenson

    Perhaps about a subject a little too controversial to be truly considered for the Best Picture Oscar, this film is still first class storytelling by one of the best directors working at the moment. The film tells of three separate, yet interrelated, stories about drug trafficking/addiction - one revolving around the drug cartels of Mexico, another following the newly appointed drug czar in America who discovers his daughter's drug addiction and the third about a pregnant woman's determination to keep her life together after her husband is arrested on drug trafficking charges. The crisp picture quality on DVD does a lot to enhance Steven Soderbergh's style of bringing a different wash of colour to each of the stories and allows the viewer to easily recognise each story as the film cuts to them. Great interviews give informative insights into the making of the movie and a wide selection of deleted scenes makes this a fantastic DVD package.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. An intertwined drama about the United States' war on drugs, seen through the eyes of a once conservative judge, now newly-appointed drug czar, his heroin-addicted daughter, two DEA agents, a jailed drug kingpin's wife, and a Mexican cop who begins to question his boss's motives. Actors: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andrew ChavezDirectors: Steven SoderberghLanguage: English, SpanishNumber of discs: 1

Steven Soderbergh's ambitious attempt to map out the different aspects of the illegal drug trade won four Oscars, including Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro). The film is set in San Diego in the present day and a pair of undercover DEA agents (Don Cheadle and Luis Guzmán) are doing their best to bring drug baron Carlos Ayala (Steven Bauer) to trial. Across the border in Mexico, police officer Javier Rodriguez (Benicio Del Toro) joins the National Drug Force, a special unit commanded by General Salazar (Tomas Milian) and charged with bringing down the local Obregon drug cartel. Ayala's wife Helena (Catherine Zeta Jones) travels to Tijuana to meet Obregon representatives and strikes a deal intended to save her husband's life. Rodriguez begins to suspect that the Task Force has undeclared connections to the supposedly defunct Juarez cartel, the major rivals to the Obregons. Salazar meanwhile meets with US drug czar Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), a man whose dedication to his work blinds him to the fact that his own daughter is gradually sliding into drug addiction.