Don't talk to anyone. Don't touch anyone. Beware the air around you. A deadly virus is mutating its way around the world in Contagion arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on January 3 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Featuring an ensemble cast of Academy Award winners and nominees, this critically acclaimed thriller tells the story of the infectious paranoia and fear that accompany the spread of a lethal virus.

Contagion Blu-ray

Contagion DVD

Directed by Steven Soderbergh from an original screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Informant!), Contagion brings together a stellar international ensemble cast featuring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception), Oscar winner Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, the Bourne films), Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It, The Matrix), Academy Award nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain, Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Iron Man), and Oscar winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic).

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD SKUs include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the movie via WiFi to compatible computers, Android, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

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 will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and a UltraViolet Digital Copy of the film, for $35.99 and on single disc DVD with UltraViolet Digital Copy for $28.98.

On January 3, Contagion can be purchased for permanent download or rented on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles.

It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on January 31.

Blu-ray and DVD Elements

Blu-ray Combo Pack:

DVD:

Digital Distribution Elements

Contagion will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

The film is also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

UltraViolet

Warner Bros. is moving Digital Copy to the cloud. UltraViolet Digital Copy lets consumers download and stream via Wi-Fi to compatible computers, Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. Does not include iTunes file. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to UltraViolet.Flixster.com/Info for details.

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