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From producer Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original sciencefiction thriller that "soars on the imagination of its creators" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed... only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet.
A provocative science fiction drama, District 9 boasts an original story that gets a little lost in blow-'em-up mayhem. Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, District 9 begins as a mock documentary about the imminent eviction of extraterrestrials from a pathetic shantytown (called District 9). The creatures, it turns out, have been on Earth for years, having arrived sickly and starving. Initially received by humans with compassion and care, the aliens are now mired in blighted conditions typical of long-term refugee camps unwanted by a hostile, host society. With the creatures' care contracted out to a for-profit corporation, the shantytown has become a violent slum. The aliens sift through massive piles of junk while their minders secretly research weapons technology that arrived on the visitors' spacecraft.
Against this backdrop is a more personal story about a bureaucrat named Wikus (Sharlto Copley) who is accidentally exposed to a DNA-altering substance. As he begins metamorphosing into one of the creatures, Wikus goes on the run from scientists who want to harvest his evolving, new parts and aliens who see him as a threat. When he pairs up with an extraterrestrial secretly planning an escape from Earth, however, what should be a fascinating relationship story becomes a series of firefights and explosions. Nuance is lost to numbing violence, and the more interesting potential of the film is obscured. Yet, for a while District 9 is a powerful movie with a unique tale to tell. Seamless special effects alone are worth seeing: the (often brutal) exchanges between alien and human are breathtaking. --Tom Keogh
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One of the few truly scientifically and physiologically accurate, logical and thought provoking science fiction films EVER MADE!!!Published 22 hours ago by Dax-Romeo Hinkson
I love this movie. It is a great science fiction film filled with a great story, memorable, and cool special effects. I like how the screen is HD on my TV. Read morePublished 8 days ago by TT
whoa...a horror film I could watch...and be surprised by...worth itPublished 13 days ago by pam rose
This is one of my all time favorite films. Truly hope that some day we get the sequel!Published 14 days ago by Robert ter Kuile
If you want a fun sci-fi movie with alien life forms, District 9 is satisfying on many different levels. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Peter
This one was kind of creepy. Sort of like the way Avatar made me feel.....embarased for the treatment portrayed as our response toward other life forms.Published 16 days ago by Nola Wagner
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|The Choice of Two Icons on the Video||
Ok..I've read that the icon choice just changes the way the menu looks and nothing more....I will try and confirm this today...
Jan 1, 2010 by Ken N | See all 15 posts
|Digital Copy Expiration date||
Dec 29, 2010 is the expiration of the redemption code. I personally think it shouldn't expire at all.
Jan 1, 2011 by Diego Subaru | See all 4 posts
I received one "like new" and it had a slip cover. Blu-ray with Digital copy. No shrinkwrap.
Nov 26, 2010 by H. Figueiredo | See all 2 posts
|Disc Does not Play on Blue-Ray player||
you can go to your players web site and search for new firmware, stick a writeable cd in your computer, download the file, then put the cd in your player. it will ask you to update on your tv , hit yes.
Jan 1, 2010 by Frank Montenegro | See all 32 posts
|Cannot make it working on my PC||
It's because they tacked on that stupid Playstation 3 demo. PowerDVD thinks it's a PS3 game.
The new version of AnyDVD HD fixes the problem.
Feb 4, 2010 by ChewCaca | See all 3 posts
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