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CONTAGION

COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL



THE 2011 MEDICAL DISASTER THRILLER FILM DIRECTED BY STEVEN SODERBERGH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)



Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on February 27



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



SYNOPSIS

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

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PRODUCT ERP

Contagion
4K Ultra HD $33.99



Contagion


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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This was an all-digital production, the Red One MX Camera can output 4.5 K resolution, but the digital intermediate was likely 2K. The blu-ray was one of the early, very anaemic, Warner efforts, so I'm betting a remaster and re-encode will be beneficial. Although, if they had released this early into the COVID pandemic, they might have sold a good deal more!
 

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This was an all-digital production, the Red One MX Camera can output 4.5 K resolution, but the digital intermediate was likely 2K. The blu-ray was one of the early, very anaemic, Warner efforts, so I'm betting a remaster and re-encode will be beneficial.

Right, this was a single-layer Blu-ray, as I recall.

Even that being the case, I'm not convinced 4K will offer much. As you say, the DI was likely 2K. Soderbergh also did his patented weird color filter nonsense on this, which I think will limit the benefits of HDR or WCG.
 

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"Original camera negative" seems like a odd claim for a Red Epic production.
 

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"Original camera negative" seems like a odd claim for a Red Epic production.

It could be that they just used boilerplate text for that paragraph, but I almost wonder is this is a case where Soderbergh did a film-out from digital and the new transfer is going to be scanned from that.

I wouldn't think so, as Soderbergh generally likes his antiseptic digital look and has never seemed to mind his movies looking more like video than film, but I suppose anything is possible.

Even if that were true, however, "camera negative" would be the wrong phrasing to use.
 

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