Branded as a “video nasty” in the UK, director Luigi Cozzi’s Contamination takes the premise of Ridley Scott’s classic Alien and peppers it with exploding guts galore and a dangerously infectious soundtrack from celebrated Italian prog-rockers Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria).
A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside out by an unknown force. Its freight: boxes upon boxes of glowing, pulsating green eggs. It soon becomes clear that these eggs are not of this planet, and someone intends to cultivate them here on Earth. But who? And to what end?
Starring Italian horror veteran Ian McCulloch (Zombie Flesh Eaters), Contamination is an ultra-violent sci-fi epic that really gets under the skin. In space, no one can hear you scream – but on Earth, the terror rings loud and clear!
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Mono audio
Newly translated subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker, Fangoria editor and Contamination super-fan Chris Alexander
Notes on Science-Fiction Cinema: An archive documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and director Luigi Cozzi on the birth of Contamination
2014 Q&A with Cozzi and star Ian McCulloch
Sound of the Cyclops: Goblin's Maurizio Guarini on the music of Contamination - the Goblin keyboardist discusses Contamination's dark, progressive rock score and a lifetime making music for Italian terror
Luigi Cozzi vs. Lewis Coates - a brand new interview with the director in which he discusses his filmmaking career from past to present
Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery: A Critical Analysis of the Italian Cash-In - a brand new featurette looking at the Italian gerne movies which sought to cash-in on popular Hollywood blockbusters
Graphic Novel based on the original Contimanation screenplay [Disc Gallery]
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
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