Contagion

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Special Features

The reality of Contagion; The Contagion detectives; Contagion: how a virus changes the world
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Steven Soderbergh's latest film, Contagion, follows the rapid progression of a fatal airborne virus that kills its hosts within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure, struggle to survive, and stop the gradual disintegration of society. The film is a good representation of Soderbergh's typical style of filmmaking. He weaves together numerous plots anchored by the central theme of how a contagious disease evolves into a pandemic, while quietly, inexorably getting under your skin. Contagion is chilling, even frightening, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, along with Soderbergh, examines how easily an outbreak becomes a global pandemic that reduces society to individuals fighting for survival. The story begins with a cough over a black screen, and then we meet Beth Emhoff Gwyneth Paltrow, a marketing executive at a Chicago airport bar on the way home to Minnesota from Hong Kong. She thinks she has jet lag. When she arrives home to her husband, Mitch Matt Damon, and young son, things escalate. Soon the boy is sick, and it quickly becomes clear that this is more than the flu. After a quick trip around the world as people with similar symptoms drop like flies -- a man collapses on a bus in Asia, while a model dies on the bathroom floor of her hotel room -- we meet Dr. Ellis Cheever Laurence Fishburne at the Centers for Disease Control, who works with a team of scientists, doctors, and health professionals in an effort to first find out what's happening and then how to stop it. The film boasts an impressive cast, including Kate Winslet as a by-the-book field doctor working with Cheever, Marion Cotillard as a doctor from the World Health Organization who travels to China where the disease is suspected to have originated, and Jude Law as a paranoid conspiracy-theorist blogger working to expose government secrets. We care about these people and their situations to varying degrees, and although each has at least some compelling aspect to their stories, each also eventually treads a fine line between authentic and clichéd. Still, the story begins and ends with Matt Damon, whose character Mitch happens to be immune to the virus and whose wife was patient zero. Damon can easily claim that he's the film's central character, and he and Soderbergh work in tandem to build Mitchas the audience surrogate, allowing him moments of great humanity while carefully avoiding sentimentality. Contagion is much more compelling when it shows what it takes to confront a huge, unexpected problem, not merely how susceptible we are to sickness and chaos. Soderbergh really knows how to manipulate his audience -- the shared sip from a glass here, the touch of a doorknob there -- to the point where it seems so real, so plausible, as to give the audience an icky kind of feeling. It's time to stock up on that hand sanitizer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/3/2012
  • UPC: 883929191765
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 28,747

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marion Cotillard , Dr. Leonora Orantes
Matt Damon , Mitch Emhoff
Laurence Fishburne , Dr. Ellis Cheever
Jude Law , Alan Krumwiede
Gwyneth Paltrow , Beth Emhoff
Kate Winslet , Dr. Erin Mears
Bryan Cranston , RADM Lyle Haggerty
Jennifer Ehle , Dr. Ally Hextall
Sanaa Lathan , Aubrey Cheever
Chui Tien-you Li Fai
Josie Ho Li Fai's Sister
Daria Strokous Irina
Griffin Kane Clark Morrow
John Hawkes Roger
Monique Gabriela Curnen Lorraine Vasquez
Stef Tovar Dr. Arrington
Grace Rex Carrie Anne
Armin Rohde Damian Leopold
Rebecca Spence Jon Neal's Wife
Larry Clarke Dave
Anna Jacoby-Heron Jory Emhoff
Demetri Martin Dr. David Eisenberg
Elliott Gould Dr. Ian Sussman
Enrico Colantoni Dennis French
Dan Aho Aaron Barnes
Chin Han Sun Feng
Blair Robertson Sussman's Assitant
Brian J. O'Donnell Andrew
Annabel Armour Beth's Mother
Kara Zediker Elizabeth Nygaard
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Himself
Dan Flannery Hextall's Father
Joshua Seiden Anthony
Yoshiaki Kobayashi Japanese Bus Man
Teri McEvoy School Nurse
Sue Redman ER Nurse #1
Teri Campbell ER Nurse #2
Mary Jo Faraci Social Worker
Joseph Anthony Foronda WHO Official
Phillip James Brannon Paramedic
David Lively Minnesota Medical Examiner
Andrew White Assistant Medical Examiner
Dr. Ira Blumen Helpful Doctor
Scott Stangland Minnesota Health #1
Jimmy Chung Minnesota Health #2
Rick Uecker Minnesota Health #3
Tara Mallen Minnesota Health #4
John Hines AIIMM Employee #1
Joshua Weinstein AIIMM Employee #2
Sarah Charipar AIIMM Employee #3
Mark Czoske AIIMM Employee #4
Hee-Wan Kwon Japanese Official
Phil Tang Village Man #1
Robert Chi Village Man #2
Randy Lowell Hedge Fund Man in Park
Pete Sack TV Anchor
Kwok Wah Wong Chinese Health Official #1
Sau Ming Raymond Tsang Chinese Health Official #2
Jim Ortlieb Funeral Diretor
Joshua Pollock Coughing Man
Laura T. Fisher Sick Lady
Peter A. Kelly National Guardsman
Mary Beth Dolan Nun
Jason Babinsky Shivering Man
Howie Johnson Morgue Worker
Thomas Gebbia Man With Megaphone
Dan Sanders-Joyce Home Invasion Thug
Wong Kam-tong Chef
Michael Franck Helicopter Pilot
Technical Credits
Steven Soderbergh Director, Producer
Daniel Alvarez Animator
Peter Andrews Cinematographer
Scott Z. Burns Screenwriter
Carmen Cuba Casting
Howard Cummings Production Designer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Gregory Jacobs Asst. Director
Greg Jacobs Producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Aimée Lippert Makeup
Duane Manwiller Camera Operator
Cliff Martinez Score Composer
Method Studios Animator
Stephen Mirrione Editor
Jeff Ozimek Set Decoration/Design
Michael Polaire Executive Producer
Michael Shamberg Producer
Stacey Sher Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Ricky Strauss Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Contagion
1. Chapter 1 [4:33]
2. Chapter 2 [2:53]
3. Chapter 3 [3:41]
4. Chapter 4 [3:11]
5. Chapter 5 [1:40]
6. Chapter 6 [1:43]
7. Chapter 7 [2:30]
8. Chapter 8 [2:08]
9. Chapter 9 [1:48]
10. Chapter 10 [2:44]
11. Chapter 11 [3:35]
12. Chapter 12 [3:44]
13. Chapter 13 [2:17]
14. Chapter 14 [2:05]
15. Chapter 15 [2:47]
16. Chapter 16 [1:22]
17. Chapter 17 [4:05]
18. Chapter 18 [1:44]
19. Chapter 19 [1:08]
20. Chapter 20 [2:11]
21. Chapter 21 [1:56]
22. Chapter 22 [3:31]
23. Chapter 23 [3:24]
24. Chapter 24 [2:27]
25. Chapter 25 [4:20]
26. Chapter 26 [2:38]
27. Chapter 27 [2:12]
28. Chapter 28 [3:00]
29. Chapter 29 [2:35]
30. Chapter 30 [4:23]
31. Chapter 31 [2:49]
32. Chapter 32 [6:04]
33. Chapter 33 [3:06]
34. Chapter 34 [1:35]
35. Chapter 35 [5:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Contagion
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      Spoken Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Very Highly Recommended

    Best film I've seen in years, par none. Great story line, great direction, acting, etc. This is a tesnse film that kept me on the edge of my seat. All the actors are low key and thus more true to life, no typical Hollywood glitz here. See it as soon as you can!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2013

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    Food for Thought, and vice versa. Closest yet to a realistic m

    Food for Thought, and vice versa. Closest yet to a realistic model of what might happen. On The News: bird flu in China appears to spread person-to-person. Some people are bored with the idea and Fast Forward. To the FF'rs, please don't try to invade my Survivalist shelter, someday.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    Although this film might appear to be a slightly more sophistica

    Although this film might appear to be a slightly more sophisticated take on the deadly virus meme than, say, “Outbreak”—and featuring an A-list ensemble cast—it is actually something a bit more peculiar than that: it’s a film in which the protagonist never actually appears. That protagonist is, of course, the virus itself.

    Although every character’s story revolves around the deadly outbreak—from the unfortunate Patient Zero (Gwyneth Paltrow) to the compassionate WHO doctor (Marion Cotillard) to the earnest CDC investigator (a disturbingly stiff Kate Winslet) to the muckraking blogger (Jude Law) who sees a conspiracy at work —the film tells the story of the virus: its insinuation into the world population, the havoc it wrecks on humanity, the race to find a vaccine, and the ultimate resolution. Steven Soderbergh creates an appropriate sense of chaotic detachment, mirroring what in all likelihood would actually happen in the event of such an outbreak, and he quite realistically depicts the almost bureaucratic way in which such a pandemic would be “managed,” leaving us with a sense that a global viral outbreak would prove to be more than “just” a health crisis. What is most chilling about this film is its eerie verisimilitude and its uncanny portrayal of business-as-usual amidst the calamity of a global catastrophe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Don't Bother

    Previews for this movie looked really good, but the actual movie is awful! NOTHING HAPPENS! I thought I would be freaked out afterwards because of the whole virus thing and how easily it can spread, but this movie was so bad that I didn't even care! I thought I would be a germaphob because it was supposed to be so freaky, but it wasn't. Toward the end I just fast-forwarded through and I still got the jest of it. The end was just stupid, although it did show where the virus started which was interesting I guess, but that was about it. Just don't waste your time watching this...it's not worth it!

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