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Contagion - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [Region Free]

Matt Damon , Marion Cotillard , Steven Soderbergh    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
  • Directors: Steven Soderbergh
  • Format: DVD+Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Arabic, Greek, Portuguese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Romanian
  • Dubbed: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German, Italian
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0058N2SCM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,998 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Steven Soderbergh alternates between films about individuals, like Erin Brockovich, and multi-character thrillers, like Contagion, which takes a Traffic-style approach to a deadly pandemic. It also represents a reunion for three actors from The Talented Mr. Ripley as Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon play a suburban Minneapolis couple, while Jude Law (with unflattering dentures) plays a muckraking Bay Area blogger. When Beth (Paltrow) returns from a business trip to Hong Kong, she brings a virus with her that spreads across the world, attracting the attention of people at the Centers for Disease Control (Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Ehle) and the World Health Organization (Marion Cotillard). Just as virologists frantically try to track down the origins of the pathogen and to find a cure, it starts to mutate, foiling every move they make. Soderbergh, who serves as his own cinematographer, captures every development: false rumors, looting in the streets, and mass graves. Whenever he focuses on emptied-out offices and supermarkets, chillers like I Am Legend spring to mind, even if Contagion avoids most sci-fi/horror tropes, except for a stomach-churning autopsy sequence--one of his few real missteps. Mostly, he concentrates on cool heads dealing with life-and-death issues the best they can. The end result registers as more realistic than Outbreak, if less pulse pounding than Traffic, though the final sequence proves Soderbergh can find the grace notes even amidst an unbearable tragedy. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), Contagion brings together a stellar international ensemble cast, including Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception); Academy Award® winner Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, the Bourne films); Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do With It, The Matrix); Oscar® nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain, Sherlock Holmes); Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Iron Man); and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic).

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- The Reality of Contagion
- The Contagion Detectives
- Contagion: How a Virus Changes the World

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Slade90
I'm not going to go into this and write a large well rounded review as there are other reviews that do this, im just going to give you the main point this film comes down to.

I sat through the whole film and enjoyed it, it wasn't what i'd call thrilling or exciting but was enjoyable and felt realistic for an event that could actually happen. As a result the end of the film came and an on set of "is that it" dawned on me. This didn't ruin the film for me but it leads me to my main point, as someone interested in science who studied this sort of thing at A level it was a very entertaining and had a very documentative feel to it. You feel like you learn how easily something like this can spiral out of control and is very much entertainment for those of an academic nature and a nice surprise for others.

As a result if your a film buff looking for exciting plotlines and stories you'll probably be dissapointed with it generallly. The acting seems to focus on realism for the situation but theres nothing to exciting about it as the story doesnt really call for it. This isn't another disaster movie for action/thriller fans, If however you take an interest in science, media, medical, Disaster planning or just generally enjoy to broarden your mind then this is deffinately worth a go.
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53 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's catchy 19 Dec 2011
Contagion is the story of a viral-outbreak and the ensuing global response. Praised by critics and those in the know for it's abject realism and realistic portrayal of CDC responses and WHO procedure. It follows CDC employees Dr Erin Mears (Winslet) & Dr Cheever (Fishburne) as they try to find the source of this virus in the ensuing chaos of quarantines and travel-restrictions. Meanwhile, internet blogger Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law) says he has the cure to the disease - a homeopathic remedy that the masses go crazy for, but does he hold the answer or is he just another false-prophet?

This is Soderbergh's attempt at an ultra-realistic portrayal of a pandemic, it follows multiple people through the throes of infection to the people around them and how humans actually react when faced with the death of their loved ones. Some deal with it stoically, some panic whilst others cheat & steal to protect their own. The cast is filled with stars (Damon, Paltrow, Fishburne, Winslet, Law, Cotillard to name the majority) that all portray their roles within this thriller with great aplomb. Literally no-one is open for ridicule here, I was enthralled for the duration as it deals with weighty issues such as mass-hysteria, crowd-mentality and how political bias corrupts procedure (Congressmen being evacuated in CDC planes instead of staff etc). It's not an easy film to make but it had me captivated from the off.

I personally think this will divide it's audience, you are either going to love the realism, or get bogged down by it, and there really is no middle-ground. I found it refreshing in many respects and a truly novel film (28 Days Later, this ain't) that doesn't dramatise this highly plausible concept. Thought-provoking, terrifying in it's possibility and well-acted throughout. Highly Recommended!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly Realisitc - A Thought Provoker 18 Mar 2012
By Elk2011
Contagion follows an all star cast (Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslett, Lawrence Fishbourne (to name but a few) during the outbreak of a deadly virus which rapidly spreads across the world, killing 1 in 4 who it comes into contact with.

When I purchased this movie, I was expecting "28 Days Later" or similar but actually the feel for this movie is very different. Its focus is clearly on realism - with every scene feeling like it is something which could really happen were the situation real. It closely follows both the CDC/WHO response to the virus, as well as the families of some of the key victims. The biggest positive about this movie for me is that it was implemented very well - it didn't try to make the government look like heroes as you often get in movies like this (the president is hiding in his bunker and the helicopters are being used to fly around politicians instead of rescuing ground workers) and equally it doesn't try to damn them (e.g. Members of the CDC get kidnapped and killed during the infection trying to help others). For me this was realistic and gave a balanced view of some of the things that would be likely in such a situation and this movie does that well throughout.

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The tag line for this movie is "Nothing spreads like fear" and that is something else the movie tackles cleverly, Jude Law's character plans a failing journalist who's passion is blogging and takes the virus as an opportunity to win himself millions of followers by spreading fear, paranoia and revolt against the CDC - and of course millions follow him, many ending up dying because they follow his instructions on a bogus herbal "cure" instead of awaiting the government vaccination programme.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely bloody terrifying 7 Mar 2014
By BigAl82
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Now this is a proper scary horror movie with some real punches. Nicely done and acted. Even Morpheus does good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I didn't catch it. 6 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The film is stylishly produced. The acting is OK. For some reason I didn't get the feeling of panic from the public. I wasn't sucked into the plague film. It was a good effort but all in all I found it a little tedious and found myself clock watching to see when it finished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very happy
Published 12 days ago by Ms. V. S. Bolton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
quite a good film
Published 12 days ago by G. Ashall
3.0 out of 5 stars Star-studded disaster movie or educational speculative drama?
Version I saw: UK Bluray release
Actors: 6/10
Plot/script: 6/10
Photography/visual style: 6/10
Music/score: 6/10
Overall: 6/10
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Published 1 month ago by Mr. R. A. Thompson
1.0 out of 5 stars does not work defaults to£6.99 charge for prime member
Does not with windows surface pro2 should be free as I am a prime member so only way is to pay £6.99 a month nada by post have given feedback and no help from amazon whatsoever
Published 1 month ago by M. J. F. Edington
4.0 out of 5 stars not just another '28 days later'
was expecting '28 days later' or similar, its better. Much more realistic. explains how a virus starts and explains how it is so easily spread. Very good, i liked it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by danielle
1.0 out of 5 stars No UV Copy
No UV Copy, so my plan to watch while travelling is thwarted and i may never know whether this film is as bad as some of the reviews suggest.
Published 2 months ago by Invierno
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done, will watch this agaiin!
Unsure about the mixed reviews. This was excellent. Great cinematography and acting from a stellar cast. Well balanced between action, thriller and documentary! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Karl Niblock
1.0 out of 5 stars bad
dissapointing film with no thrill no action very surprised considering a big name cast best bit was kate winslets american accent!
Published 2 months ago by dc tunstall
2.0 out of 5 stars 'Contagion' | Avoid like the plague
Some films are laughable because of the unintended subtexts they generate or because they handle their subtexts clumsily. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hadders
4.0 out of 5 stars Its not what you think it is. (I think the have put this in the wrong...
This is not a griping story of people trying to survive a contagion against all the odds like previous films on the subject. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Adam Flohr
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