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District 9 DVD £3.99 at Amazon

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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
District 9 DVD £3.99 at Amazon

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A provocative science fiction drama, District 9 boasts an original story that gets a little lost in blow-'em-up mayhem. Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, District 9 begins as a mock documentary about the imminent eviction of extraterrestrials from a pathetic shantytown (called District 9). The creatures, it turns out, have been on Earth for years, having arrived sickly and starving. Initially received by humans with compassion and care, the aliens are now mired in blighted conditions typical of long-term refugee camps unwanted by a hostile, host society. With the creatures' care contracted out to a for-profit corporation, the shantytown has become a violent slum. The aliens sift through massive piles of junk while their minders secretly research weapons technology that arrived on the visitors' spacecraft. Against this backdrop is a more personal story about a bureaucrat named Wikus (Sharlto Copley) who is accidentally exposed to a DNA-altering substance. As he begins metamorphosing into one of the creatures, Wikus goes on the run from scientists who want to harvest his evolving, new parts and aliens who see him as a threat. When he pairs up with an extraterrestrial secretly planning an escape from Earth, however, what should be a fascinating relationship story becomes a series of firefights and explosions. Nuance is lost to numbing violence, and the more interesting potential of the film is obscured. Yet, for a while District 9 is a powerful movie with a unique tale to tell. Seamless special effects alone are worth seeing: the (often brutal) exchanges between alien and human are breathtaking. --Tom Keogh
Special Features

* Director's Commentary
* The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log--Three-Part Documentary
* Deleted Scenes
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#1
scorchio!
#2
£3 in TESCO
#3
£3.99 with a free poster at Play.com
#4
Gr1zz1y89
£3.99 with a free poster at Play.com


+ Quidco
#5
even without a free poster or quidco which i always forget about now im not making good money off it, i still wouldnt buy it from amazon. they are so desperate they need to price match others? gone are the days people would pay more from amazon than play because they trusted them.

still good price and i will vote hot on play, but since this is for amazon i shall abstain.
#6
I hated this film x
1 Like #7
hobojo
I hated this film x
You focking prawn!
#8
Excellent film.
1 Like #9
id advise getting this on blu-ray if possible.great film.
#10
shaneomac
id advise getting this on blu-ray if possible.great film.


Yeah, it makes a world of difference knitting the CGI to the live action.
#11
shaneomac
id advise getting this on blu-ray if possible.great film.


true looks outstanding on BD trully outstanding!
#12
probably reduced coz it starts on sky movies from friday so not so many people will buy it after that. dont think i have bough any dvds or blu rays in almost a year now. never watch them more than once or twice got fed up of throwing money down the dvd drain.
#13
Excellent film. Would be better in Blu-Ray but this is a great price for the DVD. Heat added!
#14
I felt robbed of £6 when I bought it from Asda - ****!

Argos have it for £2.49, probably store specific....
#15
District 9 on Sky Movies this weekend - been waiting a while to see this
plus next to nothing to make a copy on dvd that said the way we watch movies in the near future is going to change big time & the big losers will be shops selling dvd's !

We wont need physical copies soon.
#16
Fantastic deal for a great film, as someone said earlier even better if it was blu-ray, but you can pick up a cheap copy at Blockbuster
#17
bobbybuilder
We wont need physical copies soon.
UK broadband won't be capable of delivering Blu Ray quality (even with improvements to codecs) for many years yet. Then they will release something with even more pixels anyway.
#18
Great price for this movie from Amazon, Tesco etc
All DVDs should be this price really.

Lov this movie, was refreshing and great reflection of our society - how quick did they turn on Wikus without a second thought .

Brilliant that it was set in South Africa as well.
#19
JasperC
Great price for this movie from Amazon, Tesco etc
All DVDs should be this price really.


And pretty much are. And it still amazes me. It's a film on a disc. No really. A FILM on a DISC! Good times!:D
#20
alasrati
bobbybuilder
We wont need physical copies soon.
UK broadband won't be capable of delivering Blu Ray quality (even with improvements to codecs) for many years yet. Then they will release something with even more pixels anyway.

There was a sponsored hi-tech firm in wales given a big grant to develop a new way of compressing large amounts of data down existing copper telephone cable - thats just one firm - with fibre optic satellite broadband and god knows what - you must be a pretty self righteous type of person to come up with a sweeping statement like that - technology is gaining pace rapidly you nor I know the outcome in the near future - but DVD will be replaced in the not to distant future like vinyl & cassette tapes were.

So many firms such as Apple, Virgin and countless others will be ramping up their online media offerings - thats a fact now - no physical product now !
The demand will be there and one way or the other the infrastructure will catch up as 3G phone networks have had to because thats what the customers demand.
#21
Sweeping statements? What you mean like: "We wont need physical copies soon." This is an example, not of self-righteousness, but of absurdness.

You can call me condescending as well as self-righteous if you like, but I don't think you understand the technology nor the politics/economics at all (nor the definition of "self-righteous" for that matter).

Some countries have 100Mbps broadband and probably could handle streaming Blu Ray, but the UK is not one of them and is very unlikely to be unless there is huge investment from the government. I would say this is incredibly unlikely any time soon.

Blu Ray video is about 54Mbps. The government have a target of getting 2Mbps broadband to every UK home by 2015. This target has already been pushed back 3 years, so will probably take even longer. I hope you can see that 54 is much bigger than 2. If you know anything about video compression at all, you will appreciate that it is very unlikely that you will see improvements in codecs that will get 54Mbps down to even 10Mbps let alone 2Mbps within the next 5 years.

So even in 5 years we probably won't be able to stream Blu Ray. I would argue that 5 years is not "soon".

Finally, the video technology will move on. Quad HD and Ultra HD are already waiting in the wings as well as 3D formats. These will require even more bandwidth. So even if UK broadband caught up with the current formats, things will have moved on by then.

So I believe my "sweeping statement" is rather well justified.

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