When the COVID-19 pandemic reached its apex in March of 2020, there was one movie that most people started watching. It was Contagion. The pandemic 2011 medical disaster movie from Steven Soderbergh is heading to 4K UHD on February 27th, 2024.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), Contagion features an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (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”).

The 4K restoration of Contagion was completed at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and comes straight from the original camera negative. The entire process was overseen by Steven Soderbergh to ensure it was as legitimate and accurate as possible to his vision.

If you haven’t seen Contagion, here’s a 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.

Special Features Of Contagion On 4K UHD

  • The Reality of Contagion – Featurette
  • The Contagion Detectives – Featurette
  • Contagion – How a Virus Changes the World –Featurette

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