Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

DVD (Pan & Scan / Mono)

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Heavy Traffic

Iconoclastic animator Ralph Bakshi's sophomore directorial effort Heavy Traffic comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from MGM/UA.Heavy Traffic represents a follow-up to animator Ralph Bakshi's first feature film, Fritz the Cat (1972). The central character is Michael, the ingenuous son of an Italian father and Jewish mother. An aspiring cartoonist, Michael leaves home in a huff and outrages his family by conducting an affair with an African-American woman. Heavy Traffic was originally intended to be a cartoon adaptation of Hubert Selby's notorious novel Last Exit to Brooklyn, but negotiations fell through, and Bakshi was obliged to cook up a similar but not identical "mean streets" plotline. (Last Exit to Brooklyn was made as a live-action film in 1989.)

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2000
UPC: 0027616852854
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:16:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Kaufmann Michael
Beverly Hope Atkinson Carole
Jim Bates Voice Only
Robert Easton Actor
Lillian Adams Rosa
Morton Lewis Voice Only
Jamie Farr Actor
Charles Gordone Voice Only
Michael Brandon Voice Only
John Bleifer Voice Only
Candy Candido Voice Only
Kim Hamilton Voice Only
Peter Hobbs Voice Only
Jay Lawrence Voice Only
Lee Weaver Voice Only
Helene Winston Voice Only
Frank de Kova Voice Only

Technical Credits
Ralph Bakshi Director,Screenwriter
Ted C. Bemiller Cinematographer
Ed Bogas Score Composer
Gregg Heschong Cinematographer
Steve Krantz Producer
Ray Shanklin Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
   Theatrical Trailer

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