Those of you wondering whether you'll be able to toss a District 9 DVD or Blu-ray onto your Christmas Wish List are in luck, as the film is set to debut in stores on December 22 (up from the previous release date of December 29th). Makes sense to release it BEFORE Christmas rather than four days AFTER Christmas since it was one of the biggest movies of the summer. We're looking at a two-disc set that will feature 1.85:1 1080p AVC video accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. As far as extra features go on the Blu-ray release, check it:

-- movieIQ
-- cinechat
-- Joburg From Above: Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9 - Interactive Map
-- Director's Commentary
-- Koobus Big Gun
-- The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log Three-Part Documentary
-- The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log - Chapter 3: Refining District 9
-- Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus
-- Innovation: Acting and Improvisation
-- Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9
-- Alien Generation: Visual Effects

In addition to the special features, for the first time in its history the District 9 Blu-ray will feature a demo of the upcoming PS3 game God of War III (only available on PS3), and after completing the demo, folks can unlock a featurette on the game. This is the first time a movie and game demo have been paired on a Blu-ray disc. What does this mean for the future of Blu-ray? Could we see movies paired with the tie-in games in one special edition package?

Personally I'm glad they're stacking this thing will plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes content (especially that feature on the transformation of Wikus -- sounds cool), and I'm sure it'll look fantastic on Blu-ray. December 22. Buy it. (Note: You can pre-order it through Amazon for only $19.99)
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