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Old May 19 2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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"Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard

dir. by Steven Soderbergh
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=66026
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Contagion (2011)
synopsis:
An action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

Release Date:
21 October 2011 (USA)
Sounds like Outbreak to me!
hmm other films in the virus thriller category:

Outbreak (1995)
summary:
A lethal virus is transported to the United States via an African monkey host. The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infections Diseases and the Centre for Disease Control are two Federal agencies headed by an ex-husband and his former wife rush to stop its deadly spread.
Contagion (2001)
aka "The Last Breath" - USA (TV title)
summary: a group of terrorists have concocted a seemingly unstoppable strain of Ebola, and their first target is the President of the United States (Bruce Boxleitner)! As the virus spreads, an epidemic seems inevitable, but a team of courageous doctors and scientists, led by Dr. Diane Landis (Megan Gallagher) work desperately to contain the threat.
Deep Red (1994) (TV)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Carriers (2009)

The Andromeda Strain (1971)
28 Days Later... (2002)
The Crazies (1973)/ and remake The Crazies (2010)
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Old June 23 2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

I am really looking forward to this. finally some promotional artwork, a poster:
http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/n...rghs-contagion

Drips and drabs on promotion so far...

instantly recognized damon in the mask.
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Old June 23 2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

This is one of my notable films of the year so I'll be watching...in 2D though if it's available otherwise I'll pass on it.
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Old June 23 2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

Been waiting to see how a serious, straightforward 3D drama with critical cred will be received... this could be just that test run.

Also, 3D Kate Winslet? I'm definitely interested.
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Old June 23 2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

Yeah, I've been looking forward to this one as well.

I don't ordinarily care for 3D, but now I'm actually curious to see what Soderbergh does with it.
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Old June 23 2011, 11:16 PM   #6
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So Gaith...3D Kate Winslet...you'll be seeing Titanic when it is released next year?
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Old June 23 2011, 11:41 PM   #7
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I saw a movie called 'Contagion' once. It is on YouTube!
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Old June 24 2011, 12:05 AM   #8
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

But is Soderbergh going to ignore X-Men: The Last Stand?
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Old June 24 2011, 12:45 AM   #9
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So Gaith...3D Kate Winslet...you'll be seeing Titanic when it is released next year?
I haven't ruled it out, that's for sure.
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Old June 24 2011, 01:42 AM   #10
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If they can figure out something to do with this topic that I haven't seen before, I might check it out.
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Old June 24 2011, 02:46 AM   #11
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Soderbergh is pretty great. Law is pretty great. Why not? I may watch it.
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Old June 30 2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

Oh wow. I have a shelf of epidemic books and a plush Ebola toy on my desk at work. I'm very much interested.

I have Outbreak on DVD. Silly as it is, it's a great romp. There was actually a competing movie called "Crisis in the Hot Zone" which was to be directed by Ridley Scott and to star Robert Redford and Jodie Foster. Sadly, it never got off the ground.
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Old September 9 2011, 10:48 PM   #13
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Re: "Contagion" Intl. trailer

1 minute International Trailer
http://www.quietearth.us/articles/20...tional-trailer

i always like to see how a film is marketed for Intl. audiences
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Old September 10 2011, 12:48 AM   #14
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
But is Soderbergh going to ignore X-Men: The Last Stand?
Both films deal with some sort of virus that is harmful to our heroes, so it doesn't look promising.
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Old September 10 2011, 04:03 PM   #15
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Re: "Contagion" 3-D virus thriller dir. by Steven Soderbergh

I saw this last night and quite enjoyed it. I wouldn't really call it an "action" thriller, though, as that synopsis quoted in the opening post did. Soderbergh took a much different approach to this type of epidemic movie than most directors do or would.
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