Blu-ray, DVD Release: Contraband

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


ContrabandMark Wahlberg (The Fighter) gets pulled back into a criminal life in thriller movie Contraband.

Rated R, the film follows Chris Farraday (Wahlberg), a former smuggler who was the best at his job before he gave it up to be with his wife (Kate Beckinsale, Underworld). But when drug kingpin Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi, Columbus Circle) threatens his family, Farraday agrees to do one last run.

Ben Foster (The Messenger) and Lukas Haas (Red Riding Hood) also star in the R-rated movie.

Contraband grossed a decent $65 million in theaters, but got mixed reviews from critics.

New Yorker‘s Den Denby called the film, “perfectly absorbing once it gets going.” But Rolling Stones‘ Peter Travers says, “Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does. See this movie and you’ll surely follow his lead.”

Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film have special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • making-of featurette “Under the Radar”
  • stunt and SFX featurette “Reality Factor: The Stunts and Action of Contraband
  • commentary with director/producer Baltasar Kormakur and producer Evan Hayes.

Exclusive to Blu-ray are:

  • downloadable or streamable digital copy via UltraViolet
  • picture-in-picture pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons
  • Pocket Blu app that helps tablets and computers interact with their Blu-ray players
  • BD-Live
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.