Resident Evil [Blu-ray] [2002]

  • SKU: 8632401
  • Release Date: 01/01/2008
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (210 out of 216)

Special Features


  • Alternate ending with Paul W.S. Anderson's video introduction
  • Cast and filmmaker's commentary
  • Visual effects commentary
  • 12 featurettes
  • "My Plague" music video by Slipknot
  • Blu-Wizard 2.0 feature

Synopsis


Resident Evil
The director of Mortal Kombat (1995) adapts another popular video game for the big screen with this gory action thriller. Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez star as Alice and Rain, two members of a commando team assigned to infiltrate the Hive, an underground research laboratory owned by the faceless conglomerate known as the Umbrella Corporation. A bio-engineered virus has been released into the maze-like Hive, turning the facility's employees into mindless, flesh-eating zombies. A single scratch or bite from one of these rampaging ghouls dooms its victim, so the commandos have their work cut out for them as they attempt to reach the Red Queen, the lab's supercomputer -- and their sole hope of halting the spread of the contagion. Before they can complete their mission, however, the soldiers must overcome a variety of deadly obstacles, including mutant dogs, lasers, and a genetically altered beast known as The Licker, whose strength increases with every victim it slays. Alice and Rain also discover that the release of the virus may not have been an accident, and that a cure may exist somewhere in the deadly Hive. Resident Evil co-stars Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Milla Jovovich
    Milla Jovovich - Alice
  • Oscar Pearce
    Oscar Pearce - Mr. Red
  • Indra Ové
    Indra Ové - Ms. Black
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    Anna Bolt - Dr. Green
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    Joseph May - Dr. Blue



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 216 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    RESIDENT EVIL Makes for Great Halloween Fun

    Posted
    Animeboy413

    Ravenous zombies - what more could you ask for on Halloween? RESIDENT EVIL is chock full of monsters, blood, gore, and actually cool, creative decapitations. Based on a popular computer game (which I have never played), RESIDENT EVIL is an entertaining monster flick for a cozy evening at home. with you're love ones now There's just something about watching a hot babe laying the smack down on anyone and anything that gets in her way - and no one does it better than Milla Jovovich. She is, to put it mildly, a whole lot of woman. Resident Evil isn't all about Milla, though; nor is it all about the gore (actually, the movie wasn't nearly as gory as I expected). Above all, though, Resident Evil is not to be dismissed as just another video game adaptation thrown haphazardly together just to make money. This film has substance, subplots, and surprises to go along with the generally impressive special effects and, for my money, pretty good acting. In other words, while the unfortunate denizens of the Hive may be essentially brainless, Resident Evil is not. Don't expect Milla's character to supply you with any early answers, as Alice wakes up in a ritzy-looking house with no memory of who she is. Even the shocking jolt of a stranger claiming to be a cop grabbing her just before a team of commandoes suddenly crash through the windows fails to jog her memory, but she doesn't question the special ops commander when he tells her she is one of two security agents stationed in the house to protect that particular entrance to The Hive, the mega-powerful Umbrella corporation's top-secret, underground facility devoted to all kinds of dangerous and illegal research into bioweapons and the like - and that her amnesia is the temporary byproduct of exposure to a nerve gas. By the time she and the suspicious cop accompany the group to the entrance to The Hive, Alice has met her equally amnesiac "husband" and learned that the Red Queen, The Hive's central AI, locked the whole facility down and killed everyone inside in an effort to try and contain the super-deadly T-virus from spreading outside the complex. Their mission is to get to the Red Queen. It sounds pretty simple, what with everybody down there being dead and all. As they soon discover, however, those 500-odd dead bodies have arisen as blood-thirsty, flesh-eating zombies, and the Red Queen isn't going to let anyone into her inner chamber without putting up a fight. The majority of the movie, to no one's surprise, consists of the team members trying to survive the onslaught of hordes of zombies, high-tech computer defenses of last resort, etc. As all of that exciting action is taking place, however, we see Alice trying to sort through the memories coming back to her in intermittent waves. She is a much more central figure in all of this than even she knows early on, and she isn't the only team member with secrets to be revealed. That leads to some surprisingly effective plot twists that not only advanced the story in important and plausible ways; they were also presented very much in the context of earlier scenes in the movie. i won't give away the ending. but The special effects are well done and the eerie score really adds to the atmosphere of the film. The picture quality on Blu-ray is excellent. This is the first of three movies on the Resident Evil series. Resident Evil is a great movie about a virus that turns people into flesh eating zombies, once you get bitten you get the virus. This is one of the best Zombie movies out there, if you love Zombie movies you will love this move, great cast of actors also. Impressively, the Blu-ray version carries over all of the bonus features from both the original DVD release and the later Deluxe Edition reissue. Much of the content is more impressive in quantity than in quality (indeed, many of the shorter pieces could have been combined into a single longer documentary for better effect), The Blu-ray has one exclusive interactive feature, but it doesn't add any new content.. Blu-Wizard – Rather than watch each featurette one at a time, Blu-Wizard allows you to select a series (or all) of them from a checklist to watch in uninterrupted sequence. You can also choose to view them during the movie playback. However, this is not a picture-in-picture function. The movie will pause and then branch out to each video segment

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This was actually a pretty good movie all in all, it stayed true to the spirit of the games... the acting was pretty good, mostly the partially nude scenes... and the zombies were mindless, idiotic and as frightening as they could have been. There is a good amount of action after about the first twenty minutes or so, but it's ok... thats where one of the partially nude scenes happen. The movie actually made me jump out of my seat a couple of times. The best scene in this movie for me was the ending, but not why you would think. It is a well written, well filmed ending setting it up for a sequel. This will definitely not go down as a zombie movie classic like "Dawn of the Dead" or "Night of the Living Dead", but it will definitely not get lost in the footnotes of movie history.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Zombie film

    Posted
    Twlightfann

    This movie is based on a horror/survival videogame by Capcom. Now I got that out of the way, Resident Evil is a pretty good zombie movie, successfully adapted from the game by Paul W.S. Anderson. This film is everything House of the Dead wanted to be but couldn't. The zombies move at a decent pace as does the movie and there are plenty of "BOO!" moments, but nothing too scary. Gorehounds will be happy and Zombaholics will have fun playing guess the reference, such as the elevator scene which recalls the original Dawn of the Dead. The acting is good as far as zombie movies go and the cinematography is great. A must have for any zombie fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    PLEASE PLEASE READ

    Posted
    PettyGirl

    I am frustrated. I have been trying to find reviews on Blue Ray discs and very few people are commenting on the movie in "Blue Ray" itself. I personally like Resident Evil and decided that I would make it one of my first blue ray purchases to go along with my new LCD Flatscreen...and it was awful! This is not the kind of movie that you want to purchase in High Def. It made the computer graphics look horribly fake and pointed out every flaw in the movie. I want to go back to seeing it semi-clear it's much better that way! Trust me, don't waste your money on this Blue Ray Disc. Buy the regular DVD. (I just wish I could return my copy!)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade

    Posted
    Steph
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    A fan of the series, when I saw the new blu-ray steelbook release, I knew I wanted it for my collection. I like that the artwork for the steelbook reflects an enemy other than the undead or just a shot of Alice herself. It comes with a digital copy of the film and the special features appear to be the same as the previous blu-ray release. So unless you're a collector (for the steelbook aspect), you can stick with just the regular blu-ray version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Adaptation

    Posted
    Volearix

    This is the first installment of the Resident Evil series, a well done adaptation of the game to the "Big Screen". Though I wouldn't say it was based off the game, other than the central plot, I can say that I am glad that they made their own script, it really made it better in my opinion. The director did a good job of creating a helpless feeling all throughout the film. Non-stop action with enough of a plot to keep you interested and biting your fingernails all the way through! Definitely a good flick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Resident Steelbook

    Posted
    Stanis340
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    This pertains to the steelbook version of Resident Evil. The disc remains the same as the previous blu release, which is servicable but isn't exactly tricked out. The new case is nice, but not having Alice on the artwork is a bit odd, and the disc art hasn't been changed (the other steel books have Umbrella themed disc art, so it kind of sticks out). Got it for a good price, came with movie money, so I'm pretty happy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Resident Evil Series / Pop Art Steelbooks

    Posted
    SteelbookCollector
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    Bought this for the new style, Pop Art Steelbook that the series has ran, another cash grab, but I hadn't even owned one and the whole series in the same style is pretty nice and they were decently priced. These are the greatest films, and while they get progressively worse by opinion. I couldn't help but enjoy them for what they are. Fun, zombie killing action flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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