Warner Brothers has announced Steven Soderbergh‘s viral pandemic film Contagion for Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray/DVD/UltraViolet combo pack on January 3rd, 2012. The film includes an all-star cast of Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, John Hawkes, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 84% and it’s already grossed $135 million dollars worldwide. My biggest flaw with the film was its lack of character connection, due to the massive cast and constant switch-up between locations. There just wasn’t enough invested into each character to pack an emotional punch. Other than that the film works very effectively in getting across the simplicity of catching and spreading viruses. It’s typical Soderbergh on a much wider level.
Contagion will come with a 1080p video transfer, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track and the following special features:
UltraViolet Digital Copy
Three behind-the-scenes featurettes:
– Contagion: How a Virus Changes the World
– The Reality of Contagion
– The Contagion Detectives