With director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion opening this weekend, we’ve been given some movie related swag to giveaway to some of our readers. Starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet, Contagion is a “dramatic, multi-layered thriller about what can happen when a lethal airborne virus quickly spreads into a worldwide pandemic.”
I caught an early screening and thought Contagion was extremely well made with great performances, a strong script, fantastic direction, and I even loved the score. It’s definitely recommended and by the end of the film, you’ll notice every cough and sneeze in the theater. Hit the jump for details on the giveaway.
To win something below, you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and say CONTAGION GIVEAWAY in the headline. This giveaway will be open until September 25 at noon Pacific Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person. Once the giveaway ends, I’ll look over the entries and randomly pick out some winners. It never hurts to mention why you should win something. Here’s what you can win:
- 1 The H1N1 Destroying UV Wand – ARV $69.95 (This UV wand eliminates the H1N1 virus from surfaces using safe UV-C light–the same technology trusted to sanitize hospital surfaces. Also capable of killing MRSA, mold, and dust mites.)
- 1 VIOlight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer with Credit Card Size 1 GB USB – ARV $69.95
- 1 Waterproof Duffle Bag – $80.00
- 1 Authentic Pigment 12 oz. Direct-Dyed Sling Bag – $34.00
- 1 Ultraviolet LED Light (Helps kill H1N1 virus, E-coli, mold, and fungi.) – $20.00
- 2 “Nothing Spreads Like Fear” Bamboo Sandwich Bill Hat – $24.00
- 2 Cylinder Water Bottle – $12.00
- 2 Men’s “Nothing Spreads Like Fear” Tee – $19.00
- 2 IMAX Tickets. Each ticket is valued at $21, for a total ARV of $42.
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 (Gwyneth 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 (Matt 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. In Minneapolis, Chicago, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong, the numbers quickly multiply: one case becomes four, then sixteen, then hundreds, thousands, 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.
At the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers mobilize to break the code of a unique biological pathogen as it continues to mutate. Deputy Director Cheever (Laurence Fishburne) tries to allay the growing panic despite his own personal concerns, and must send a brave young doctor (Kate Winslet) into harm’s way. At the same time, amid a rising tide of suspicion over a potential vaccine—and who gets it first—Dr. Leonora Orantes (Marion Cotillard) of the World Health Organization works through the network of connections that could lead back to the source of what they’re dealing with.
As the death toll escalates and people struggle to protect themselves and their loved ones in a society breaking down, one activist blogger (Jude 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.
Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) directs the global thriller “Contagion,” bringing together a stellar international ensemble cast led by Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose,” “Inception”); Academy Award® 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 Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Titanic”).
Directed by Steven Soderbergh from an original screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Informant!”), the film also stars Bryan Cranston (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”), Jennifer Ehle (“The King’s Speech”) and Sanaa Lathan (“Alien Vs. Predator”). It is produced by Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Gregory Jacobs, with Jeff Skoll, Michael Polaire, Jonathan King and Ricky Strauss serving as executive producers. The creative filmmaking team includes production designer Howard Cummings, Oscar®-winning editor Stephen Mirrione, costume designer Louise Frogley and composer Cliff Martinez.
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi, a Double Feature Films/Gregory Jacobs Production, “Contagion” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
Concurrently with its nationwide theatrical distribution, the film will be released in select IMAX® theatres worldwide.
“Contagion” is rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language.
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