Oct 27, 2008
Upcoming Spy DVDs: Traitor
DVDActive reports that Anchor Bay will release this summer's post-9/11 Don Cheadle spy thriller Traitor on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 19. The movie co-starred Guy Pearce as an FBI agent on the trail of a mysterious quarry (Cheadle) whose appearance in European cities always happens to coincide with a major terrorist incident. Is he the next Osama bin Laden, or is he a deep cover agent? The answer to that question actually comes pretty early on, but is clearly apparent even earlier. (Like, in the trailer.) Luckily, there are other gripping questions that keep driving the story forward, as well as plenty of fabulous locations all over the world. The twist-filled story (co-written by Steve Martin) isn't quite as clever as it thinks it is, but those globehopping locations go a long way toward making the movie a very entertaining diversion for a couple of hours. One of the disc's featurettes covers the movie's thrilling locations; others deal with stunts and special effects. There's also a commentary track, but Anchor Bay's advertising doesn't reveal who's on it.