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Contagion 4K  review by Drusilla Blakey

Back in 2011, a disturbing, high-action thriller was released that showed the spread and effects of a worldwide pandemic. As more and more people around the globe are infected, the race to create a viable vaccine is underway. All the while, the search for how the pandemic began is being conducted to see if the source and patient zero can be determined.

When word gets out and governments tell people not to panic, they (of course) immediately panic and begin looting, robbing banks and stealing food.  Violence on the streets is so high that everyone is forced to stay locked in their houses and not come into contact with anyone else without a mask and gloves.  

Then, of course, you have the conspiracy theorists who immediately jump online to say the pandemic was a genetically manufactured biological weapon. Others say, ‘You must drink this magic medicine to be cured, you can’t take the vaccine because the government will control you'.

The film features an all-star cast including Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet from Traffic, Magic Mike, Haywire and Ocean’s Eleven series director Steven Soderbergh at the helm.

I remember watching this movie which came out soon after the H1N1 pandemic and it was thrilling and a bit freaky at the time. Watching it again now, after having lived through the Covid pandemic, it's eerily realistic! It's as if this movie predicted what would happen just 10 years later (very creepy). 

The performances from the all-star cast are all amazing and spot-on. The realism of what happens during a pandemic and how people react is a bit scary looking back at what happened during Covid. I think the film highlights something I've always believed; humans are the scariest and most dangerous things on this planet - especially in times of crisis! 

In addition to the 4K transfer of the film, this release offers up bonus content including featurettes taking you behind the film and the virus itself. Grab your copy of Contagion on 4K now for the first time ever from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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