Resident Evil: Extinction

Resident Evil: Extinction

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Director: Russell Mulcahy

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter


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Director Russell Mulcahy takes over for the third chapter in the Resident Evil film franchise, which finds genetically altered Alice (Milla Jovovich) joining forces with Carlos (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps) to take down the UmbrellaSee more details below


Director Russell Mulcahy takes over for the third chapter in the Resident Evil film franchise, which finds genetically altered Alice (Milla Jovovich) joining forces with Carlos (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps) to take down the Umbrella Corporation once and for all. Upon emerging from her hideout in the Nevada desert, Alice is quickly joined by old friends Carlos and L.J., as well as survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke), and Nurse Betty (Ashanti). Now instilled with super-human strength, senses, and dexterity as a result of the biogenetic experimentation conducted on her by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice and the rest of the survivors set out to eliminate a virus that threatens to turn every living human undead, and ensure that the mysterious organization pays the price for their horrific crimes against humanity.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
By the time film franchises make it to a third entry, it usually either marks the end of the franchise or a depressing grab at what made the original films so special in the first place -- and then there's Resident Evil: Extinction. Not only have the filmmakers turned the series' premise on its head with the post-apocalyptic setting, but they've gone out of their way to further complicate the story -- even so far as demanding a continuation at its head-scratching finale. All of this would make more sense if the quality of the films demanded it, but if anything, the series has lagged in quality rather than becoming more focused by learning what worked before. While not nearly as outrageous as the action overload of the second film, the third settles into somewhat of a serious tone, more like the original, except this time, it's all presented in a ho-hum fashion, thanks in part to Russell Mulcahy's glossy but largely geriatric direction. As to what his lensing is missing -- for one, the scares that are there just don't work, which would be okay if the action were amped up to realize the pic's full potential. While Extinction evokes a distinct Road Warrior feel, there's nary a time that it delivers on that level of excitement, despite its obvious throwback nature in terms of visuals and stunts. On the plus side, Milla Jovovich still delivers a tough-cookie performance and lives up to her action-starlet status, with her acrobatics being some of the most impressive feats of the film (though what's with the digital smoothing they obviously threw on her face in the close-ups?). Questionably aided dermatology aside, the flick gets points for expanding upon its own mythology while still throwing in a few nods to the gaming crowd -- it's just too bad that they couldn't have spiced up the recipe a bit more so that the onscreen action met the lofty ambitions of the script.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Sneak peek of "Resident Evil: Degeneration" - the first Resident Evil cgi feature film!; Filmmakers' commentary with director Russell Mulcahy, writer/producer Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt; Making-of featurettes:; Alice Vision: Preproduction; The Big Bang: Shooting Resident Evil: Extinction; Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Undead Evolve; Vegas Visual Effects: Miniatures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Milla Jovovich Alice
Oded Fehr Carlos Olivera
Ali Larter Claire Redfield
Iain Glen Dr. Isaacs
Ashanti Betty
Chris Egan Mikey
Spencer Locke K-Mart
Matthew Marsden Slater
Linden Ashby Chase
Jason O'Mara Albert Wesker
Mike Epps L.J.
Sienna Guillory Actor
Joe Hursley Otto
John Eric Bentley Umbrella Tech
Chris Durand Actor
James Tumminia Lab Tech
Kirk B.R. Woller Scientist
Rick Cramer Ice Hockey,Corridor Guard
Madeline Carroll White Queen
Peter O'Meara British Envoy
Ramon Franco Runty
Shane Woodson Piggy
Valorie Hubbard Ma
Geoff Meed Pock Mark
Rusty Joiner Eddie
Brian Steele Rancid,Tyrant
Connor McCoy Small Boy
Gary A. Hecker Tyrant Vocal
Carolina Jimenez Mirror Woman

Technical Credits
Russell Mulcahy Director
Paul W.S. Anderson Producer,Screenwriter
Scott Boland Casting
Jeremy Bolt Producer
Victoria Burrows Casting
Eugenio Caballero Production Designer
Charlie Clouser Score Composer,Editor
Mark Egerton Asst. Director
Bernd Eichinger Executive Producer
Humberto Escamilla Makeup
Bruce Fuller Makeup Special Effects
Marco García Makeup
Samuel Hadida Executive Producer
Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Niven Howie Editor
David Johnson Cinematographer
Norbert Kaluza Camera Operator
Robert Kulzer Producer
Luciano Larobina Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Moszkowicz Executive Producer
Marc Niro Art Director
Jorge Siller Olguin Makeup Special Effects
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Redlefsen Makeup Special Effects
Pablo Reyes Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Luis Sansans Camera Operator
Tim Ross Camera Operator,Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Resident Evil: Extinction
1. Blood Sample [5:14]
2. Earth's Demise [2:18]
3. KLKB [3:16]
4. Attack Animals [2:50]
5. Experimental Workforce [4:45]
6. Isolated [2:33]
7. Deadly Territory [4:14]
8. You Try [2:56]
9. Securing the Perimeter [1:57]
10. Storm's Coming [2:13]
11. Activation Central [2:07]
12. Desert Birds [4:24]
13. Fiery Fight [2:33]
14. Time for a Change [2:53]
15. Saying Goodbye [2:37]
16. Project Alice [3:56]
17. Making Orders [1:50]
18. En Route [2:37]
19. Deserted City [2:23]
20. Sick Sense [3:58]
21. Powering Down [3:11]
22. Slight Malfunction [3:52]
23. Too Late [2:53]
24. Helicopter Run [2:55]
25. An Infected State [2:12]
26. Fight to the Death [2:20]
27. Helping Hand [5:02]
28. Tag Team [1:34]

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