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Epic Animated Masterpiece '9' Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 29

December 16th, 2009 10:30am EST favorite Add to My News
9Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov join forces to produce Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling animated epic adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world unlike any imagined. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover, 9 dynamically explores the will to live, the power of community and how one soul can change the world.

In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. "9" is a thrilling, suspenseful story critics call, "richly imaginative." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)



9 movie, Tim Burton

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Bonus Features Exclusive To Blu-ray Hi-Def:
-Unleash the power of your HDTV and experience "9" with perfect picture and purest digital sound.
-U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature puts the viewer just one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.
-BD-Live: Access the BD-Live Center through an Internet-connected player to download exclusive content, the latest trailers and more!
-On Tour With Shane Acker: Take a tour of the production with director Shane Acker as he explains the production process step-by-step and introduces the team responsible for creating "9".
-My Scenes Sharing: Bookmark favorite scenes from "9", then share with BD-Live buddies!

Bonus Features (Blu-ray Hi-Def And DVD):
-Deleted Scenes
-"9" - The Original Short: Experience the spectacular short film with optional commentary by writer/ director/ animator Shane Acker and animation director Joe Ksander.
-The Long And The Short Of It: From creating an 11-minute short, to running a full-scale feature length production, see how writer/director/animator Shane Acker went from the short "9" to the long "9", including a behind-the-scenes look at script development, pre-production in LA, production in Luxembourg, budgets, scheduling and more!
-The Look Of "9": An in-depth look at the design, color and texture of "9".
-Acting Out: Learn how shooting live-action reference helped animation director Joe Ksander animate "9"'s non-human characters. Take a closer look at this process and hear from some of the animators about their performances.
-Feature Commentary: Delve deeper into the world of "9" with writer/director/animator Shane Acker, animation director Joe Ksander, head of story Ryan O'Loughlin and editor Nick Kenway.

9 movie, Tim Burton

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is offering up a $100,000 chance of a lifetime to celebrate the Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD release of "9" this holiday. Beginning November 18th, fans have a chance to win $100,000 to save the world their way! With this much cash, the winner can donate to a children's rescue, give to the homeless or return to school - fans can create their own once-in-a-lifetime mission!* Over 200 additional prizes will be awarded, including HDTVs, Netbooks, Blu-ray players and more. Each winner of these additional prizes gets two - one for themselves and one to give away this holiday. (*$100,000 prize will be awarded in the form of a check to the winner.)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.





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