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Marilyn Manson worked on the soundtrack, so it's no surprise that Resident Evil is best enjoyed by headbangers, goth guys, and PlayStation junkies. Like the interactive game it's based on, this horror hybrid pits a small band of SWAT-like commandos (including Milla Jovovich and Girlfight's Michelle Rodriguez) against a ravenous hoard of zombies, resulting in a gorefest that only sociopaths could love. The tenacious heroes are trapped inside the Hive--an underground complex where an evil corporation conducts illegal research with a deadly virus--and the zombies (reanimated corpses of sacrificed employees) are fodder for endless rounds of gunfire. It's utter nonsense (not unlike director Paul W.S. Anderson's previous Event Horizon), so your best defense is to wallow in it or avoid this trash altogether. A few cool sequences are borrowed from better films (that slice-and-dice laser is cribbed from the 1998 Canadian shocker Cube), but if you're in the mood for heavy-metal carnage, this movie's for you. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby
  • Storyboarding Resident Evil Featurette
  • Scoring Resident Evil Featurette
  • TSecret Design Featurette
  • Costumes Featurette
  • Zombies Featurette
  • The Train Featurette
  • Filmographies and Bonus Previews

Cast

Milla JovovichAlice
James PurefoySpence Parks
Michelle RodriguezRain Ocampo
Eric MabiusMatt Addison
Martin CrewesChad Kaplan
Colin SalmonOne
Ryan McCluskeyMr. Grey
Oscar PearceMr. Red
Indra OvéMs. Black
Anna BoltDr. Green
Joseph MayDr. Blue
Robert TannionDr. Brown
Heike MakatschDr. Lisa Addison
Jaymes ButlerClarence the Security Guard
Stephen BillingtonMr. White
Fiona GlascottMs. Gold
Pasquale AleardiJ.D. Salinas
Liz May BriceMedic
Torsten JerabekCommando #1
Marc LoganBlack Commando #2
Michaela DickerRed Queen
Jason IsaacsDr. William Birkin / Narrator
Jamie HardingMail Boy
Barry BestZombie
Jeremy BoltZombie
Giovanna SpuriaNurse Adina Scott (uncredited)

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I didn't get to understand this movie to much, because the disc played up near the end. ResidentEvil SATURN
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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Theme(s): Horror, Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
  • Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 100 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 15, 2002
    EuropeJul 12, 2002
    JapanAug 31, 2002
    AustraliaApr 25, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    JapanPG-12
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2008
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 30, 2002
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