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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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The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log -- three-part documentary Innovation: Acting and Improvisation
Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9
Alien Generation: Visual Effects
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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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