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Title District 9 [videorecording] / Peter Jackson presents in association with TriStar Pictures and Block/Hanson ; a Wingnut Films production ; a film by Neill Blomkamp ; directed by Neill Blomkamp ; written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell ; produced by Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham ; executive producers, Bill Block, Ken Kamins.

Publication Info. Culver City, CA : Tri-Star Pictures
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]


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Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, English SDH, or French; closed-captioned, with optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired.
Cast Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young.
Credits Director of photography, Trent Opaloch ; production designer, Philip Ivey ; film editor, Julian Clarke ; music by Clinton Shorter.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R; for bloody violence and pervasive language; CHV rating: 14A; gory scenes and extreme violence.
Summary Back in the 1980s, a giant spacecraft stalled in the skies over Johannesburg. 1.8 million of the aliens that were aboard were rescued, and placed in a refugee camp--District 9. Over the next 20 years, District 9 became a teeming shantytown like so many others in the developing world. Although there is evidence that the extraterrestrials represent an advanced civilization, their lives on Earth are marked by squalor, dysfunction, and xenophobic hostility. Now, the mass eviction of the aliens is due to commence, overseen by the military/corporate entity MultiNational United. Middle manager Wikus Van De Merwe finds himself in charge, and cannot believe the good luck of his sudden promotion, until events spin out of control, and he realizes he is little more than a pawn in a horrific multinational/intergalactic experiment.
Note Special features: Commentary with director/co-writer Neill Blomkamp [optional audio feature]; Deleted scenes (24 min.); "The alien agenda: A filmmaker's log" [featurette] (34 min.); Previews (17 min.).
Contents Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Subject Human-alien encounters -- Drama.
Virus-vector relationships -- Drama.
DNA damage -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Relocation (Housing) -- Drama.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Drama.
South Africa -- Drama.
South Africa -- Drama.
Genre/Form Science fiction films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Jackson, Peter, 1961- presenter, film producer.
Blomkamp, Neill, 1979- film director, screenwriter.
Tatchell, Terri, screenwriter.
Cunningham, Carolynne, film producer.
Block, Bill, film producer.
Kamins, Ken, film producer.
Copley, Sharlto, 1973- actor.
Cope, Jason, actor.
James, David, actor.
Haywood, Vanessa, actor.
Gaduka, Mandla, actor.
Nkosi, Kenneth, actor.
Khumbanyiwa, Eugene, actor.
Minnaar, Louis, actor.
Young, William Allen, 1953- actor.
Opaloch, Trent, director of photography.
Ivey, Philip, 1969- production designer.
Clarke, Julian, 1977- film editor.
Shorter, Clinton, composer (expression)
Tri-Star Pictures, production company.
Block/Hanson (Firm), production company.
WingNut Films (Firm), production company.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title District nine
ISBN 1435932579
Standard No. 043396275140
Music No. 27514 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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