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The Resource District 9, 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

District 9, 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

Label
District 9
Title
District 9
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
District nine
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens' only hope for freedom
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Nr_oMe78UCo
Credits note
Director of photography, Trent Opaloch ; production designer, Philip Ivey ; film editor, Julian Clarke ; music by Clinton Shorter
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R; for bloody violence and pervasive language; CHV rating: 14A; gory scenes and extreme violence
Language note
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
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.D57 2009
PerformerNote
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1979-
  • 1973-
  • 1953-
  • 1969-
  • 1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Peter
  • Blomkamp, Neill
  • Tatchell, Terri
  • Cunningham, Carolynne
  • Block, Bill
  • Kamins, Ken
  • Copley, Sharlto
  • Cope, Jason
  • James, David
  • Haywood, Vanessa
  • Gaduka, Mandla
  • Nkosi, Kenneth
  • Khumbanyiwa, Eugene
  • Minnaar, Louis
  • Young, William Allen
  • Opaloch, Trent.
  • Ivey, Philip
  • Clarke, Julian
  • Shorter, Clinton
  • Tri-Star Pictures
  • Block/Hanson (Firm)
  • WingNut Films (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Virus-vector relationships
  • DNA damage
  • Fathers and sons
  • Relocation (Housing)
  • Refugees
  • South Africa
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
District 9, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn444747861
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.)
Isbn
9781435932579
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396275140
  • 043396337176
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
27514
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1171217
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
District 9, 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
Distribution
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn444747861
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.)
Isbn
9781435932579
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396275140
  • 043396337176
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
27514
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1171217
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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