Acker’s 9 Battles Machines on DVD and Blu-Ray This Week

If you missed catching Shane Acker’s well-received CG-animated feature 9 during its theatrical run this fall, you can enjoy it this week on DVD and Blu-ray. Exec produced by Tim Burton and Russian helmer Timur Bekmambeto, this visually stunning pic centers on a band of doll-like ‘stitch punk’ creatures who have survived a war waged between humans and machines.

Written by Acker and Pamela Pettler, the Focus Features release is based on an Oscar-winning short made by the filmmaker when he was a student at USC. The voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly and Martin Landau. Toronto-based Starz Animation produced the film’s impressive animation.

The 80-minute DVD release is priced at $29.98, while the Blu-ray version sells for $39.98 (you can pick it up on amazon for $25).