You can bring home three Universal catalog titles home in a new Blu-ray/DVD format this April. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release three titles in its new "flipper disc" format, where one side of the disc will be standard DVD and the other side will be Blu-ray, on April 27. The first of these flipper discs are Traffic, The Jackal and Out of Africa and while we don't have pricing details on these discs yet, you can take a look at the cover art and the special features for each film below.
A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking, Traffic is the new film from director Steven Soderbergh. The ensemble cast is headed by Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.
- Inside Traffic
- My Scenes
A ruthless assassin, The Jackal, (Bruce Willis) has been hired by international cutthroats to eliminate someone at the very top of the U.S. government. Aware of the Jackal's presence but uncertain of his purpose, the FBI's Deputy Director (Sidney Poitier) faces the biggest challenge of his career, he must find some way to track down this cold-blooded killer.
Reluctant but desperate, he enlists the aid of an imprisoned underground operative (Richard Gere) who has his own history with the Jackal. Together, these unlikely allies enter a global race against the clock to stop the mysterious mercenary before he can complete his deadly assignment.
- The Making of The Jackal
- Feature Commentary with Director Michael Caton-Jones
- My Scenes
Out of Africa
Karen Blixen, a Danish woman, marries a friend for the title of Baroness and they move to Africa and start a coffee plantation. Things unfold when her husband begins cheating on her and is away on business often, so she's at home alone, working on the farm and bonding with two men she met in her first day in Africa. She eventually falls in love with the one, Denys Finch-Hatton and goes on safari and whatnot with him. Later, she begins to want more from him than the simple friendship/relationship they have and pushes marriage, but Denys still wants his freedom. By the end, she's gained a much better understanding and respect for the African culture than when she came.
- A Song of Africa
- Feature Commentary with Director Sydney Pollack
- My Scenes
Traffic was released January 5th, 2001 and stars Benicio Del Toro, Jacob Vargas, Andrew Chavez, Michael Saucedo, Tomas Milian, Jose Yenque, Emilio Rivera, Michael O'Neill. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.
The Jackal was released November 14th, 1997 and stars Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Mathilda May, J.K. Simmons, Richard Lineback, John Cunningham. The film is directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
Out of Africa was released December 10th, 1985 and stars Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Malick Bowens, Joseph Thiaka, Stephen Kinyanjui, Michael Gough. The film is directed by Sydney Pollack.