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District 9 [videorecording]

Peter Jackson presents in association with TriStar Pictures and Block/Hanson, a Wingnut Films production, a film by Neill Blomkamp ; produced by Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham ; written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell ; directed by Neill Blomkamp
Format
Video; DVD; Blu-Ray
Summary
Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens' only hope for freedom.
Director
Neill Blomkamp
Performers
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, John Sumner, William Allen Young, Nick Blake.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
112 min.
Language
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Hindi subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for bloody violence and pervasive language
Notes
  • Special features: Deleted scenes, director's commentary, Alien agenda: filmmaker's log--three part documentary, Metamorphosis: transormation of Wikus, Innovation: acting and improvisation, Conception and design: creating the world of District 9, Alien generation: special effects, Joburg from above: interactive map of satellite and schematics of the world of District 9, God of war III PS3 game demo, digital copy of film.
  • Library is not retaining the digital copy.
Variant Title
District Nine
ISBN
143595114X, 9781435951143
Credits
Director of photography, Trent Opaloch ; editor, Julian Clarke ; music, Clinton Shorter.
Published
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009.
Publisher no.
29226 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (1.85:1), DTS-HD MA, 1080p High Definition, regions ABC.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
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