Criterion TRAFFIC: 2-disc SE (5/28)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Mirza, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 1999
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Video Business reports that USA Home Video has entered its first deal with the Criterion Collection for a 2-disc special edition of Stephen Soderbergh's Traffic.
    The special edition, which hits stores May 28, will retail $39.95 and will be released through USA, not Criterion.
    No disc specs quite yet, though.
     
  2. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    2,048
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is awesome news, thanks Patrick!
     
  3. MikeAW

    MikeAW Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was in Circuit City this weekend and saw it on sale for $14.99...but I wasn't that tempted, I just picked up the 2DVD "Traffick" box, instead.
     
  4. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 1999
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You've got it, Paul. I'm sure Criterion will be mentioned somewhere on the packaging as well.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Were there any general complaints about the original disc? Seems like a fine transfer to me--of a very recent film. Why is Criterion getting involved? What's the story, man?
     
  6. rutger_s

    rutger_s Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2000
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Criterion's deal with USA Home Entertainment is probably the same as Criterion's deal with Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

    Criterion oversees the supplement, menu design, and cover artwork production of the DVD. USA Home Entertainment provides the video prints/transfers and soundmixes. Criterion gets approval from the director. Then USA Home Entertainment handles distribution and packaging.

    This is how Buena Vista Home Entertainment's deal works with Criterion. Criterion does not market the DVD, BVHE does. All titles from BVHE's vaults are distributed by BVHE.
     
  7. Keith_R

    Keith_R Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    1,172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    FL
    Real Name:
    Kyle
    Awesome news, I can't wait for this one![​IMG]
     
  8. Horatio Jones

    Horatio Jones Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    not trying to thread crap, but I'm not that excited. I thought Traffic was a fine movie but certainly not the epic it was made out to be. So many times it was said to be the best movie epic since The Godfather. C'mon Traffic was good but as good as the Godfather, surely you jest. Anyhoot, I think i'll keep my original DVD.
     
  9. Chad Gregory

    Chad Gregory Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  10. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2000
    Messages:
    4,523
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  11. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    18,266
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    I picked up Traffic last Fall, so I'm in no rush to get a new version. Especially if it sells for $40 (yeah, I'm cheap).

    But if the additional material and features are substantial, I might be swayed. I'm a sucker for a good commentary or documentary.

    Any guesses as the new content?
     
  12. Julian Lalor

    Julian Lalor Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I presume it will have at least a DTS track (already on the R2 and R3 releases), the deleted scenes from the R2 release and, hopefully, a commentary from Soderbergh and Stephen Gaghan. If it's anything like Soderbergh's commentary with Lem Dobbs on The Limey it will be a hoot.
     
  13. John O

    John O Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 1999
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I will probably grab this disc. Just got rid of my other copy [​IMG]. Does the USA- Criterion relationship clear the way for the much anticipated The Game SE? Hope so!
     
  14. DarrenA

    DarrenA Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2000
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  15. Chad Gregory

    Chad Gregory Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  16. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We were only talking about this last week and the possibility of a SE and that it will probably take a long time. This is definately good news, When that SE is released it will have been a year since the first release, and i've had some very good use out it. If this has a Soderbergh commentary (which i'm sure it will), i'll be all over this. It's without a doubt my favorite movie of the past 5 years. I would prefer it if this disc was in the actually Criterion Collection but i'll be satisfied either way.
     
  17. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 1999
    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't know what to think.
    It's certainly a very good movie, but I can't help but think that the resources used on this title could be used elsewhere instead.
    The current Traffic DVD is very good, even though it is lacking in supplements. I would much rather see Criterion handle a title that either doesn't exist on DVD, or is out on DVD but has a poor transfer.
    Just another re-release in SE form... nothing to get excited about.
     
  18. Sam E. Torres

    Sam E. Torres Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 31, 1999
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i would just like to remind you guys that USA films owns the rights to being john malkovich...[​IMG]
     
  19. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 1999
    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  20. Horatio Jones

    Horatio Jones Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    for the record i did comment on the release. i specifically said that I own the original release and that while the movie was good it was not tremendous enough to purchase again. I was simply stating my opinion. Is that not aloud?
     

Share This Page