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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fun steelbook design

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Big fan of the reflective surface on this steelbook. Very cool movie. Great that they added it on steelbook

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just a prawn looking for some cat food.

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    I enjoyed the 4K release of this Sci-fi movie. The CGI looks great all around, and the HDR makes the colors truly pop off the screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    An Excellent Film

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    Director Neill Blomkamp teams with producer Peter Jackson for this tale of extraterrestrial refugees stuck in contemporary South Africa. It's been 28 years since the aliens made first contact, but there was never any attack from the skies, nor any profound technological revelation capable of advancing our society. Instead, the aliens were treated as refugees. They were the last of their kind, and in order to accommodate them, the government of South Africa set up a makeshift home in District 9 as politicians and world leaders debated how to handle the situation. As the humans begin to grow wary of the unwelcome intruders, a private company called Multi-National United (MNU) is assigned the task of controlling the aliens. But MNU is less interested in the aliens' welfare than attempting to understand how their weaponry works. Should they manage to make that breakthrough, they will receive tremendous profits to fund their research. Unfortunately, the highly advanced weaponry requires alien DNA in order to be activated. When MNU field operative Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is exposed to biotechnology that causes his DNA to mutate, the tensions between the aliens and the humans intensifies. Wikus is the key to unlocking the alien's technology, and he quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet. Ostracized and isolated, Wikus retreats to District 9 in a desperate bid to shake his dogged pursuers. I won't spoil the rest. I will say it is excellently acted by Sharlto Copley and Director Neill Blomkamp is a force to be reckoned with.. The story line is great and it addresses a lot of Society's flaws and prejudces and poverty. At first, the plot and characters in this movie seem quite bizarre, but it eventually becomes apparent that the movie is clearly and faithfully illustrating a theme which is natural to the human condition. That theme revolves around what happens when a minority group lives in the midst of a majority group, with the division into different and opposing groups being established based on their differences in ancestry, appearance, language, diet, and other cultural traits.The changes the main character goes through is shocking and unpredictable (as is the story). All in all, District 9 is an incredible science fiction film that features equal parts action and heart and works well on many different levels. The acting, story and milieu add up to a very excellent film. Special Features include: BD Exclusive: Joburg From Above: Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9 - Interactive Map 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 God of War III Playable Playstation 3 Game Demo The Steelbook art is unique, simple in an intriguing way and overall is very well done.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Emotional & engrossing movie w/ A+ 4K presentation

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    "District 9" is one of those movies that somehow I'd never gotten around to watching despite being a big fan of science fiction movies. I can now see why Neill Blomkamp is so revered by SF movie fans. This manages to feel like such an original story while simultaneously being a very blunt depiction of human society. I'm reluctant to say more because I don't want to give away any plot points. What I will say though is that I'm actually GLAD that I never saw this movie until viewing this 4K presentation. For a movie that was shot documentary-style on HD cameras, this is one of the clearest and most detailed 4K UHD transfers that I've seen. It looks closer to a native 4K movie than movies actually filmed in 4K. Similarly, the Atmos track--particularly the subwoofer channel--is extremely active and engaging. Everything about this A/V presentation helps to pull viewers into the action. Definitely recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worth the upgrade

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This movie is different in a good way. The 4k version is worth the upgrade if you love this film. The cgi doesn’t look like cgi. It looks beautifully real. I am working to upgrade my blu ray collection to 4k discs, and this purchase is helping me get there. Now, just need them to get to work on that sequel that is promised in the first film!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of many of my favorites

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    It's admittedly been a while since I've seen it last, but what a brilliant film! Blomkamp's best. Heard there is going to be a new one, but not sure if it's prior to this or after it. Either way, I'm down.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Upgrade.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Loved this movie when it came out in theatres, and couldn't wait to get a copy of the Blu-Ray upon it's release. The Blu-Ray, in it's own right, is a good disc, but this 4K version is superior in every way. Detail in the costumes, sets, and especially the creatures are much imporved. The movie isn't particularly colorful, but the HDR usage here makes the colors pop and the black scenes are deep and inky. The new Dolby Atmos soundtrack is demo worthy..especially in the climactic action scenes. Is this version a reason to double-dip? Absolutely. It's a worthy upgrade in every way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Looks much better than ever on 4K!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    In case you missed it, Neill Blomkamp's Science Fiction thriller from 2009 was both a critical and commercial success. The film was produced by Peter Jackson (co-writer and director of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies) . The film had a very modest budget of 30 million dollars which is next to nothing in modern movie making, let alone a special effects Sci-fi film about giant, alien-prawns who've become refugees on planet Earth after their starship is unable to return home. The aliens are concentrated together, heavily monitored and placed into shantytowns where the conditions are abysmal. That's where our story begins. I pride myself on never giving away spoilers. If you're a fan of this and have already seen this on Blu-ray, this 4K version is much better in picture and sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    District 9 4K

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This is how you make a movie for nothing (nothing by comparison). Made for 30 million when it looks at least twice that. Great sci fi movie. Steelbook art is great. The 4K pops. Dolby Atmos is awesome. Worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Check it out

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This movie is amazing. Knowing that this was the directors first full length film is crazy, I’ve watched all his stuff since cuz this is a director that you should keep an eye out for. Also credit to the main actor, his first big role and he carried that movie. Loved it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Highly recommended.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Taking a chapter from one of the darkest periods of South African history, Neill Blomkamp's District 9 is an insightfully weighty and masterfully told tale that remains just as entertaining a decade later. In fact, the inventively brilliant sci-fi actioner continues to surprise and feels all the more relevant and poignant today with its allegorical plot on systemic oppression and xenophobia. The sci-fi favorite crash lands on Ultra HD with an impressively beautiful 4K HDR10 presentation and a top-notch, reference-quality Dolby Atmos soundtrack, besting its Blu-ray counterpart. Although it doesn't really offer any new supplemental material to boast about, the overall UHD package is nonetheless highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great movie, beautiful steelbook

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    You can check reviews of the film elsewhere. This is a really good movie, and it has never looked vetter than this, coupled with a well made steelbook and this is a given for steelbook collectors. Mind actually arrived undented in the mail too! Big points all the way around. A aolid buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    District 9's UHD impresses!

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    Sony are the best in the industry in remastering their catalog movies in 4K and 'District 9' is no different - crystal clear image and a stunning LOUD Dolby Atmos remix that leaves you aurally shaken ~ highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just buy it man

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I haven't seen the movie in years so I had to jump on the black Friday deal. The picture Quality for me was just amazing. The shots that were supposed to look like older TV news broadcasts were spot on and the shots that were supposed to be live looked so crisp. I didn't see much if any grain in this film (not a grain hater though) and the graphics for the Prawns still looked as good as they ever did. It's such a fun movie you have to get it. As far as the audio I have a nakamichi 9.2.4 setup and it was a good mix. I didn't notice too much atmos going on but the overall experience was a blast. I only wish they would have made a sequel to this fantastic sci-fi classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Relevant over a decade later...

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    Part sci-fi film, part analogy of society in general. Aliens being treated like “aliens”. Prejudice, hatred on full display. A protagonist who doesn’t realize how privileged he is until he steps inside the shoes of the very creatures he despises. Definitely recommend this film. Probably Blomkamp’s best work. Also, the audio/video quality is top notch and the Steelbook case is a must have for any collector.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing film, amazing 4K

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Overall an underrated movie, one of my favorites, had to get it on 4K, and it did not disappoint!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great film, Incrementally Improved over Blu

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Let's get this out of the way, the 4k version of District 9 offers some improvements over the blu ray but due to the way it's constructed and the amount of digital effects that were created at a 2k resolution for the film, it's not the best showcase for the format. It does offer delightful color imporvements thanks to HDR. That said, fans of Neil Blomkamp's allegorical debut sci-fi feature will gleefully lap up the improvements in presentation. It's an excellent film and one of the best science fiction films of the 2000s without a doubt.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Steelbooks!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Best Buy doesn’t carry many steelbooks in store so I was happy to see this one was among them. The art is great and I liked the features.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sweet

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    One of the best sci-fi movies of the last 20 years in my opinion. The 4K picture quality is a nice upgrade over the bluray. Totally worth getting this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    District 9 4K Stunner

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The 4K version of this movie classic is a revelation. The picture and color and resolution are stunning, as is the greatly enhanced sound quality. The movie itself is just as fresh as when it was released, a true sci-fi classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend