Published: Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video,  Edition: [Blu-ray + DVD ed.]. Description: 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN: 0883929191765, 078067734X, 9780780677340, Language: English
Blu-ray disc and DVD contain feature film; Blu-ray disc includes special features
"Blu-ray + DVD"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
Blu-ray special features include the featurettes The reality of Contagion (12 min.); The contagion detectives (5 min.); and Contagion: how a virus changes the world (ca. 2 min.)
Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Ehle, Elliott Gould, Chin Han, John Hawkes, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Josie Ho, Sanaa Lathan
A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak
Rating: PG-13; for disturbing content and some language
Blu-ray; 1080p high definition 16x9 1.85:1 widescreen; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby digital 2.0 (English), Dolby digital 5.1 (French, Spanish); requires Blu-ray player
DVD, region 1; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 (English)
Blu-Ray: In English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Thai with optional subtitles in French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Thai; optionally subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing
DVD: In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; optionally subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing
I thought it was good, and I did enjoy it, but I also thought it could have been better. It's about a virus outbreak that is untreatable, and threatens the whole world's population. I thought it had a kind of 'CSI' vibe to me. I liked the way the story showed what day it was, place, etc, and kind of followed the outbreak across the globe. The acting by Matt Damon and Jude Law was great, but overall it just didn't have enough conflict. I felt like I had seen it before in similar movies, and there was no main protagonist/bad guy to fight against (well, besides the virus itself, of course!) The film made me think about germs, diseases, and government cover ups. Which are all too real even today. I did really like the last scene and how the movie came full circle. Overall though, I felt like it could have gone somewhere, but didn't. But still I enjoyed it and would recommend it, it's just not one of my favorites.
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