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Traffic Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection Criterion | 2000 | 147 min | Rated R | Jan 17, 2012

Traffic (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (22.00 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

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Video 4.6 of 54.6
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 4.8 of 54.8
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Traffic

 (2000)

Traffic Blu-ray delivers stunning video and reference-quality audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A patchwork of stories about various factions of the drug trade, including dealers, abusers and the law enforcement officials who pursue them. Mexican policeman Javier Rodriguez works on and around the border with his close friend and fellow policeman Manolo Sanchez, under Mexico's number one crime fighter, General Salazar. Confronted with temptations of power and money, Javier resists them but finds himself--and Manolo--caught in a web of corruption that leads to an untenable situation. Back in the U.S., Ohio State Supreme Court Justice Robert Wakefield is named by the president as the new antidrug czar. Collecting information, the uncompromising and conservative Wakefield prepares to supervise the country's task forces and partner them with Mexico's. But, at home, he and his wife Barbara must deal with their increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter Caroline. In San Diego, undercover DEA agents Montel Gordon and Ray Castro work overtime to help the U.S. government build its case against the infamous Obregon drug cartel. Their bust of midlevel drug trafficker Eduardo Ruiz pays off when their new prisoner cuts a deal to testify against wealthy drug baron Carlos Ayala, who lives in the upscale suburbs. Carlos is arrested, shocking his unknowing and pregnant wife Helena. Helena and her son are quickly threatened by her husband's associates and tailed by the DEA agents. Enlisting the aid of attorney Arnie Metzger. Helena vows to get Carlos out of jail and keep her children safe-- even if it means taking over her husband's business.

For more about Traffic and the Traffic Blu-ray release, see Traffic Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Luis Guzmán, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Steven Soderbergh

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Traffic Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Steven Soderbergh's Traffic arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"Traffic is presented in the director's preferred aspect ratio of 1.78:1. This high-definition digital transfer was created on a Spirit Datacine from a 35mm interpositive. At the request of the director, the English subtitles for the Spanish sequences are presented as they were on U.S. film prints, rather than as optional subtitles. Both the full 5.1 theatrical soundtrack and the restricted-dynamic-range 2.0 soundtrack were mastered from the original 24-bit print masters.

Telecine supervisors: Steven Soderbergh, Larry Blake, Keith Sauter.
Telecine colorist: Michael Bellamy/Universal Studios Digital Services, Universal City, CA."

The presentation is quite difficult to evaluate because of the unique filtering and color adjustments performed by director Steven Soderbergh and his team. The Mexican episodes, in particular, have a very unusual look which favors blown-out contrast and edge sharpening similar but not identical to those seen in director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams. What is clear, to me, however, is that post production sharpening has not been performed (if you study the indoor sequences where light is restricted, you will see that additional corrections have not been applied - see screencapture #4). Furthermore, the preferred by the director 1.78:1 ratio tightens up the image composition, but while viewing the film the adjustment is next to impossible to appreciate. There are no color discrepancies with the Universal Studios release either. Brightness levels also appear identical. The Criterion release, however, appears to have an edge over the Universal Studios release with better compression. This is easy to see during a few of the outdoor sequences with Catherine Zeta-Jones (see the lunch sequence - screencapture #10). Finally, there are no problematic specs, scratches, or debris to report in this review. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Traffic Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (with portions of Spanish). For the record, Criterion have provided optional English SDH subtitles. However, as requested by director Steven Soderbergh, the English subtitles during the Spanish sequences cannot be turned off.

Traffic is complimented by an outstanding minimalistic/ambient soundtrack courtesy of award winning composer Cliff Martinez, who has worked with director Steven Soderbergh on some of his very best films. The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 enhances the surrealistic overtones very well, but one must remember that the film is actually in mono, which is why the overall range of nuanced dynamics is rather limited. However, when the music enters the film the dramatic transition from mono to loseless surround sound is very effective. The dialog is consistently crisp, clean, stable, and very easy to follow. Also, there are no sync issues or distortions to report in this review.


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