Watch the opening scene from Contagion online now

Exclusive look at Steven Soderbergh’s germy thriller

The germ-averse among you should really look away now, as we’ve got the opening scene of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagionfor you to view below.

The scene, which opens in Hong Kong on Day 2 (you’ll have to watch to the end of the movie to find out about Day 1), sees Gwyneth Paltrow’s travelling businesswoman nibbling from a bowl of suspicious looking peanuts and exhibiting the first symptoms of a rather nasty cough.

From there, we see the virus spreading to London, Minnesota and a host of other destinations across the globe.

If you’re the type of commuter to arch a scathing eyebrow at any fellow passengers who so much as sniffle, this clip is likely to incite a something of a panic in you.

But, if you’ve got your anti-bacterial hand-gel at the ready, get watching the clip now:


If that clip has got you feverish to watch the full film, Contagion is available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Read our Contagion review.


Does Contagion play on your germ-related fears? Or does the does the most virulent strain of man-flu shudder at the thought of your immune system? Let us know!


    • FBJRider

      Mar 5th 2012, 16:57

      I watched this the other day and I woke up the next day with a really bad cough it was weird. Also is this a new thing putting the opening to films on here?

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    • alexr

      Mar 6th 2012, 16:37

      Saw this movie about a month ago. I really liked it. But I won't spoil anything for those of you who want to see it. I recommend it if you like your pandemic movies to have more characterisation than action. If this was a movie about Mars, it would be Mission to Mars instead of Red Planet... If this was a movie about a volcano, it would be Dante's Peak instead of Volcano.... Deep Impact instead of Armageddon... etc

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