Contact (Blu-ray)

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After the death of her father, Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) devotes her life to science. Convinced of the existence of extra-terrestrial life, she uses satellites to sweep the stars for evidence. When she receives the transmission of what seems to be a blueprint from another species for the construction of a spacecraft, she has to fight for the right to lead the ship's maiden flight to meet the alien life forms. She finds herself working with her former lover, ex-priest Palmer Joss (Michael McConaughey), now a governmental advisor.

Product Details

Barcode
5051892007191
Department
Movies & TV
Released
12 Oct 2009
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region ABC
Language
English
Studio
Warner Bros. Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
143 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Contact
Release Year
1997
Running Time
150 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Adventure / Blockbuster / Politics / Recommended / Religion / Science-Fiction / Space Exploration / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Devoted astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway undertakes an emotional and spiritual journey after receiving the message she's waited for all her life--a mysterious signal beamed in from alien beings, who pass along instructions for building and piloting a craft that will presumably survive the passage from Earth to their home. While struggling to fund her mission, Arroway also struggles with her feelings about the nature of things, particularly after meeting a charismatic New Age believer who questions her disbelief in God. A deliberately-paced, meditative adaptation of the eponymous novel by Ann Druyan and "pop" astronomer Carl Sagan, who died during production.
Notes
Theatrical release: July 11, 1997.

CONTACT grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office and more than $170 million worldwide.
Cast & Crew
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Star
Matthew McConaughey / John Hurt / Angela Bassett / Geoffrey Blake / Michael Chaban / Sami Chester / Conroy Chino / William Fichtner / Jodie Foster / Thomas Garner / Dan Gifford / Larry King / Rob Lowe / Jena Malone / Max Martini / Timothy McNeil / Tom Skerritt / Henry Strozier / Laura Elena Surillo / Vance Valencia / James Woods
Screenwriter
Michael Goldenberg / James V. Hart
Composer
Alan Silvestri
Producer
Joan Bradshaw / Ann Druyan / Lynda Obst / Carl Sagan / Steve Starkey / Robert Zemeckis
Director of Photography
Don Burgess
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Production Designer
Ed Verreaux
Cameo
Natalie Allen / Bobbie Battista / Geraldine Ferraro / Bryant Gumbel / Leon Harris / Donna J. Kelley / Kathleen Kennedy / Jay Leno / Dee Dee Myers / Robert D. Novak / Geraldo Rivera / Bernard Shaw / Claire Shipman / Tabitha Soren
Story
Ann Druyan / Carl Sagan
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...Zemeckis has filled his movie with intriguing characters, played by good actors..."
Roger Ebert (11 Jul 1997, p.29)
New York Times
"...Technologically dazzling....CONTACT becomes the most visually intoxicating 'trip' movie ever made..."
Stephen Holden (11 Jul 1997, p.C3)
USA Today
"...Ambitious, relatively spiritual and displaying the characteristic Zemeckis craft..."
Mike Clark (11 Jul 1997, p.8D)