Burbank, Calif., January 9, 2024 – Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 medical thriller about a global epidemic and the people determined to keep it at bay, will be available to purchase on February 27 for the first time on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), Contagion features an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Marion Cottilard (La Vie en Rose), Academy Award winner Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It), Academy Award nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain), Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (The Reader), Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, TV’s Breaking Bad), Tony Award winner Jennifer Ehle (Broadway’s “The Real Thing,” “The Coast of Utopia”), and Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan (“A Raisin in the Sun”).
Directed by Soderbergh, Contagion is written by Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant!). The film is produced by Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, and Gregory Jacobs.
Contagion will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Contagion in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on February 27.
The 4K restoration of Contagion was completed at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) and was sourced from the original camera negative. The remastering process was overseen by Steven Soderbergh.
Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
About the Film
An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus... One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.
When Beth Emhoff (Paltrow) returns to Minneapolis from business in Hong Kong, what she thought was jet lag takes a virulent turn. Two days later, she’s dead in the ER and the doctors tell her shocked and grieving husband (Damon) they have no idea why. Soon, others exhibit the same mysterious symptoms: hacking coughs and fever, followed by seizure, brain hemorrhage... and ultimately, death. The numbers quickly multiply as the contagion sweeps across all borders, fueled by the countless human interactions that make up the course of an average day. A global pandemic explodes.
As the death toll escalates and people struggle to protect themselves and their loved ones in a society breaking down, one activist blogger (Law) claims the public isn't getting the truth about what's really going on and sets off an epidemic of paranoia and fear as infectious as the virus itself.
Contagion Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and Digital contains the following previously released special features:
- The Reality of Contagion – Featurette
- The Contagion Detectives – Featurette
- Contagion – How a Virus Changes the World –Featurette
Contagion 4K Ultra HD $33.99
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 106 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for disturbing content and some language
Street Date: February 27, 2024
Digital Street Date: February 27, 2024
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