Resident Evil

Resident Evil

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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oscar Pearce, Indra Ové

     
 

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The living dead come to live via a popular video game in the horror-action flick Resident Evil. Columbia's work on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is nothing less than stunning. Sporting vivid colors, dark black levels, and even fleshtones, this picture appears to be as close to reference quality as one can get. The soundtrack is presented in DolbySee more details below

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The living dead come to live via a popular video game in the horror-action flick Resident Evil. Columbia's work on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is nothing less than stunning. Sporting vivid colors, dark black levels, and even fleshtones, this picture appears to be as close to reference quality as one can get. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in both French and English. Much like the video portions of this disc, the soundtrack is near perfect. With rollicking explosions, creepy music supplied by shock rocker Marilyn Manson, and lots of squishy effects, this is a very aggressive and bombastic mix. Also included on the disc are English and French subtitles. The extra features on this special edition of the film should please any living dead aficionado. Starting off the disc is a commentary track by director Paul Anderson, producer Jeremy Bolt and stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. This is a commentary that stresses more of a good time than in-depth info on the film. Five separate featurettes ("The Making of Resident Evil," "Scoring Resident Evil," "Set Design," "Costumes," and "Zombie Makeup Tests") are a nice, if brief, look into what it took to make the film. There are a multitude of interviews featured here including director Anderson, music composer Marco Beltrami, Marilyn Manson, and more. Some of these featurettes are very cool (the makeup tests on the actors are especially entertaining), while others offer only a slight look into the production of the movie. Also included on this disc are six theatrical trailers, a few bland filmographies on the cast and crew, some thin production notes, and a full-frame music video for a song by the group Slipknot.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Big scares, bigger action, and state-of-the-art visual effects help bring Resident Evil from the game console to the big screen in this frenetic and somewhat faithful adaptation. The story is set in a high-tech security compound, where dubious research has produced a virus that causes its dead hosts to walk and eat flesh. With the area under lockdown, a select group of soldiers and employees (including Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, and Eric Mabius) must eliminate the problem -- that is, before the problem eats them. As an amnesiac operative unsure of her motivations, Jovovich revisits the Fifth Element persona with predictably sexy results. Rodriguez, as a scrappy soldier, brings new force to her trademark scowl. Their most memorable costars, which include a legion of ravenous undead and the mutant Licker, are the result of great special effects, both of the makeup and digital varieties. In his second video game adaptation, Mortal Kombat director Paul Anderson bares his scaremonger chops, balancing the gory action with tense, white-knuckle setups and old-fashioned seat-jumping fright. The DVD features audio commentary with the cast and filmmakers, various making-of featurettes, and more.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2002
UPC:
0043396082915
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Mastered in high definition; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) French 5.1; Subtitles: English & French; Cast and filmmakers' commentary; 5 exclusive featurettes; Music video: "My Plague" by Slipknot; Filmographies; Animated menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailers; Scene selection

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Milla Jovovich Alice
Oscar Pearce Mr. Red
Indra Ové Ms. Black
Anna Bolt Dr. Green
Joseph May Dr. Blue
Eric Mabius Matt
Michelle Rodriguez Rain
Robert Tannion Dr. Brown
Heike Makatsch Lisa
Jaymes Butler Clarence
Stephen Billington Mr. White
Fiona Glascott Ms. Gold
Ryan McCluskey Mr. Grey
Colin Salmon One
Martin Crewes Kaplan
Pasquale Aleardi J. D.
Liz May Brice Medic
Torsten Jerabek Commando 1
Marc Logan-Black Commando 1
James Purefoy Spence
Michaela Dicker Red Queen

Technical Credits
Paul W.S. Anderson Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus Asst. Director
Jorg Baumgarten Art Director
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Alex Berner Editor
Jeremy Bolt Producer
Richard Bridgland Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Chris Symes Co-producer
Penny Crawford Set Decoration/Design
Bernd Eichinger Producer
Gerd Feuchter Special Effects Supervisor
Michael Gabrawy Associate Producer
Liz Gallagher Musical Direction/Supervision
Samuel Hadida Producer
Victor Hadida Executive Producer
David Johnson Cinematographer
Daniel Kletzky Executive Producer
Robert Kulzer Executive Producer
Clint Mansell Score Composer
Marilyn Manson Score Composer
Alan B. McElroy Original Story
Yoshiki Okamoto Executive Producer
Marco Raab Sound/Sound Designer
Robyn Ray Casting
Suzanne Smith Casting
Roland Winke Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [1:15]
2. Deadly Viral Outbreak [7:06]
3. Alice [2:37]
4. The Mansion [5:50]
5. The Train [2:18]
6. Underground Station [1:23]
7. The Hive [3:15]
8. Route to the Red Queen [3:25]
9. Dining Hall B [2:07]
10. Red Queen Chamber [2:38]
11. Defense Mechanism [2:39]
12. "You Have to Get Out" [3:10]
13. A Crazed Survivor [3:23]
14. The Undead [5:56]
15. Mutant Dogs [5:04]
16. Lisa [1:07]
17. Red Queen Q&A [2:50]
18. Utility Tunnel Attack [1:04]
19. Pipe Escape [3:27]
20. "There's a Cure!" [3:23]
21. Lisa's Contact [4:23]
22. The Saboteur [2:00]
23. A Bad, Bad Girl [1:27]
24. "You Have to Kill Me" [3:56]
25. Licker on Board [2:33]
26. "I've Failed" [5:48]
27. Under Observation [3:34]
28. The Dead Walk! [2:19]

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