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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

[edit] 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)

Easter Eggs

Slipknot video
On the main menu, high light special features and press left. A bio-hazard symbol should be highlighted on the left next to the camera graphic. Select and press ok. The pass number in is 86314, enter and you get to watch a slipknot video.

More Zombies
1. Place DVD into player.
2. Go to Previews
3. Highlight Main Menu.
4. Press Right to highlight the dog's eyes'.
5. Press Enter.
It's a short clip of several of the zombies extra's in gruesome detail.

Milla Jovovich's Movie Photo Shoot
1. Insert the disk into the DVD Player.
2. Go to the special features section.
3. Highlight Filmographies and press enter.
4. Highlight Milla Jovovich (Alice) and press enter.
5. You must be at the first page of her filmography (the one starting with No Good Deed.
6. Then press down on the directional pad and you should see an invisible eye be highlighted in the to right corner of the screen above her picture).
7. The press enter.
Once you do that you will be able to see a short video of Milla in what I can best describe as a photo shoot. She is doing different poses with guns and doing some martial arts kicks.

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  • Ratings
  • North America: R
  • Europe: 15
  • Japan: PG-12
  • Australia: MA
  • Theatrical Release
  • North America: Mar 15, 2002
  • Europe: Jul 12, 2002
  • Japan: Aug 31, 2002
  • Australia: Apr 25, 2002
  • DVD Release
  • North America: Jul 30, 2002
  • Europe: Jul 30, 2002
  • Japan: Jul 30, 2002
  • Australia: Jul 30, 2002
  • Blu-ray Release
  • North America: Jan 1, 2008
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