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District 9 (Nine) (Blu-ray) (Region 1 DVD)

Released on 29 December 2009

Featuring: Sharlto Copley, David James & Jason Cope

Format: DVD

4.0 out of 5 (4 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, an extra-terrestrial race finds common ground with a government agent when the latter is exposed to their sophisticated biotechnology.

This is a Blu-ray DVD made for Blue-laser Format players which produce higher quality picture and sound. It will only play on North American Blu-ray players.

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     Average rating (4 reviews)

     Brilliant Take on the Alien Genre. A Must Watch

    | | See all Rambo456's reviews (1259)

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    Just when you think Sci Fi movies have run out of ideas District 9 comes along.
    Found this movie to a total rush. It was exciting and scary in all the right ways.
    It felt almost like watching a Sci fi version of City of God.
    The film has a lot of Political undertones and is relevant to a lot of the Issues in the world today
    Acting wise, the main character we follow thru the movie gave an Amazing performance.
    This is definitely one of the best Sci Fi Alien movies I have seen and in my Top 10 Films of 2009.

     Please give me valium

    | | See all NorwayBean's reviews (1)

    As soon as this film started I just knew that it was not going to be good. Oh how right I was, but like any film that I had bought I thought of giving it a chance and watched it to the end so that I could then state that yes it was total and utter rubbish and even made me think that I should deface the disk and take it back in order for me to get my money back this film was so very bad. Even to the point of wanting to block the whole thing out with Valium....................

    In my opinion it was a mickey take out of South Africa and the story line left you wanting to slit your wrists and watch yourself bleed slowly which would have been more entertaining than this, I ask you could they not have thought of something more original than calling an out of world alien a "PRAWN".

    This film starts off very slow and like a news flash of an event that has just happened, then goes on to show in not so good a light the humanitarian respect that South Africa has for an alien space ship that is hovering over its country. And before any of you scream at the screen I know it is fiction but I think that they could have done more with this film and not left it as lame as it was.

    To this end as you can tell I was NOT impressed by this film one bit but felt that strongly about it that it compelled me to write this review.

    Had I been able to not give it any stars then I would have placed this film in the negative sector.

     Return of the true Sci-Fi Movie!

    | | See all ArthurJackson's reviews (4)

    I've always enjoyed true SciFi movies, with a storyline that says something about society, and even mankind, without just relying on spectacle. This is one of those films. Political comment, symbolism and humour, with a good helping of kickass action and fine special effects. In addition, some fine improvised acting gives it a real edge. A movie that makes you want to talk about its themes afterwards. And a great BluRay transfer too. An unreserved 5 stars from me.

     trust me ;)

    | | See all gamer4eva's reviews (12)

    i didnt know to expect when this started - it began choatic, quick and fast paced, like what youd expect from a trailer, blurred in with a documentry style that really didnt seem to work. the first character, the main guy, comes across as the office wierdo. i wasnt sure if that was rubbish acting, or if that was actually his characters personality. (trust me - its acting!)

    this choatic start put me off to begin with. however, the concept and the story line kept me intruiged, and the fact it was set in Africa i found very interesting and entertaining. finally a unique take on the "aliens on earth" senario. The beginging although fast paced is important (although dragged out abit long) as it details the key events that occured after the aliens arrived.

    i heard this film was one of the best for CGI - and again, at the start, when you first see the aliens, i wont lie, i was disapointed. they looked stupid, and the movement seems fake and robotic. but once again the story line and concept kept me coming back.

    the documentary style in my opinion didnt really work - one scene where a soldier gets slaughtered instantly by an alien, and theres no sense of panic or "oh my god he's dead" just like "oh, well, lets move on then"

    but - when the docu-style finally wears off and we go back to conventional film style we all know, trust, and love, everything changes. the main character suddenly lightens up, and as everything goes from bad to worse for him, your eyes stay glued, wondering whatevers gonna happen next. suddenly the CGI is in your face in full 1080p glory - the aliens look superbly rich in detail and texture. The action heats up, and when the guns are blazing, you just want more!

    but ultimatley, its a story about one man and his struggle. and although you hated his cocky playing up to the camera, (told you it was acting at the start!) when his life is turned upside down, he becomes ballsy, gutsy, determined, and ruthless in his (at first) selfish quest.

    by the end, youll wonder why you ever doubted this unique story, and curse yourself for not believing in the main character from the start. think of it as i did. if you have a camcorder yourself, youll notice how some people just naturally "act" differently when they are filmed.

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    ActorsSharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Mandla Gaduka, Vanessa Haywood, Kenneth Nkosi, Louis Minaar & William Allen Young
    DirectorNeill Blomkamp
    Year2009
    ScreenWidescreen
    LanguagesEnglish
    Additional LanguagesFrench (Dubbed)
    SubtitlesEnglish ; French