This was no mean feat given that it was director Neill Blomkamp's debut feature and stars his former school friend Sharlto Copley in his first major role.
The movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, December 28. I've been working my way through the material on both formats and will be posting reviews here shortly.
In addition, the Coventry Telegraph's print edition is today offering the chance to win a Blu-ray of the film. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes on January 2. You'll need to get hold of the newspaper for details of how to enter.
The story of District 9 begins when a giant spaceship hovers over 1980s Johannesburg. On board, the military discovers thousands of malnourished aliens, who are granted refugee status and segregated into their own camp,