I was going to review this before Christmas, but the DVD arrived too late and I’ve had zero time to watch it as well as everything else in my TV backlog, so the whole plan’s had to go on hold.
So instead, it’s competition time! Woo hoo. Just leave a comment below and using the mighty power of the Internet random generator, this time next week I’ll pick one of you lucky people to get my pristine, unwatched copy of District 9 on DVD (currently available from Amazon.co.uk for £7.88). What is District 9?
From producer Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science fiction thriller that “soars on the imagination of its creators” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the 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.
DVD special features include:
- Filmmaker’s Commentary
- Deleted Scenes
- The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker’s Log – Three-Part Documentary
It’s a region 12 DVD so is only designed to play on European DVD players, but entries are welcome from anyone who thinks he or she can play it.