Rent District 9 (2009)

3.7 of 5 from 968 ratings
1h 48min
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Synopsis:
With stunning special effects this grittily realistic film plunges us into a world where 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.
Actors:
, , , , , Elizabeth Mkandawie, , , , , Morena Busa Sesatsa, Themba Nkosi, Mzwandile Nqoba, Barry Strydom, , , , Marian Hooman, Vittorio Leonardi,
Directors:
Producers:
Peter Jackson
Writers:
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Others:
Chris Ward, Brent Burge, Michael Hedges, Trent Opaloch, Julian Clarke, Philip Ivey, Guy Potgieter, Dave Whitehead, Ken Saville, Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, Matt Aitken
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/12/2009
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log (Three Part Documentary)
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/12/2009
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • MovieIQ
  • Cinechat
  • Director's Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log (Three-Part Documentary)
  • Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus
  • Innovation: Acting and Improvisation
  • Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9
  • Alien Generation: Visual Effects
  • Blu-ray Exlusives: Joburg From Above: Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9, Interactive map

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Reviews (6) of District 9

Where Did This Come From? - District 9 review by Jawbreaker

Spoiler Alert
26/09/2009

Out of the ashes of the abandoned Halo project arrives District 9. One of the best science fiction films I've seen in several years. Hollywood just doesn't give the green light to such projects nowadays, but thanks to producer Peter Jackson, we have this tale of an alien colony living in a slum in South Africa. There are no stars here, instead Blomkamp delivers a gritty tale that blends documentary footage, 80's inspired television drama and quick editing that results in a captivating experience. For a debut director this is very impressive and a brave ending leaves you wanting more.

4 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Enjoyable sci-fi action tale. - District 9 review by Shatner's Bassoon

Spoiler Alert
09/02/2010

The first 30 minutes or so of this film are a bit ropey and shot in a fake documentary/reality TV style, though once fake TV section is over then it soon becomes enjoyable and thrilling ride. Thought set on Earth the film is somewhat reminiscent to the 80's sci-fi classic "Enemy Mine" in which a human and alien have to team up for their own survival. The storyline is good and moves along at a decent pace and has a great ending, which keeps open the possibly of a sequel. Well worth a rental.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

boring - District 9 review by EM

Spoiler Alert
10/02/2010

a very slow and boring film that takes for every to get going and is so stupid and far fetched it makes watching paint dry enjoyable aviod

2 out of 10 members found this review helpful.

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