District 9
(DVD) 

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Published
Culver City, CA : Tri-Star Pictures :, [2009].
Format
DVD
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
Status
Southside - Media
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1 available

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Published
Culver City, CA : Tri-Star Pictures :, [2009].
Language
English
UPC
043396275140, 043396337176

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General 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.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Trent Opaloch ; editor, Julian Clarke ; music by Clinton Shorter ; production designer, Philip Ivey.
Participants/Performers
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young.
Description
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.
System Details
DVD format; 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.

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