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Resident Evil [DVD] [2002]

Milla Jovovich , Michelle Rodriguez , Paul W.S. Anderson    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes
  • Directors: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 14 April 2003
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000063W23
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,959 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Given that Resident Evil is a Paul Anderson movie based on a computer game which was itself highly derivative (especially of George A Romero and James Cameron films), it's probably unfair to complain that it hasn't got an original idea or moment in its entire running time. In the early 1980s, Italian schlock films such as Zombie Flesh Eaters and Zombie Creeping Flesh tried to cram in as many moments restaged from American originals as possible, strung together by silly characters wandering between monster attacks. This is a much-improved, edited, photographed and directed version of the same gambit.

As amnesiac Milla Jovovich remembers amazing kung fu skills and anti-globalist Eric Mabius mutters about evil corporations, a gang of clichéd soldiers with nary a distinguishing feature between them (except for Michelle Rodriguez as a secondary tough chick) are trapped in an underground scientific compound at the mercy of a tyrannical computer--which manifests as a smug little-girl-o-gram--fending off flesh-eating zombies (though gore fans will be disappointed by the film's need to stay within the limits of the 15 certificate) and CGI mutants, not to mention the ever-popular zombie dogs. It's tolerably action-packed, but zips past its borrowings (Aliens, Cube, Deep Blue Sea) without adding anything that future schlock pictures will want to imitate.

On the DVD: Resident Evil on disc has the expected trailers, both teaser and theatrical; a half-hour making-of; zombie make-up tests; featurettes on music (with Marilyn Manson), production design and costume. A lively commentary track features Anderson, Jovovich, Rodriguez and producer/zombie Jeremy Bolt--Jovovich upbraids Anderson for talking about different gradings of film stock over her nude scene and everyone else talks about how much she hurt them by punching them out during action sequences. Anderson mentions an alternate commentary track with visual effects designer Richard Yuricich, but it isn't included. --Kim Newman

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A big screen version of the popular computer game. A virus has been sealed in an underground research centre, the Hive, and Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) are sent in with a team of commandos to destroy it. However, they have not counted on the fact that all the employees who were trapped in the Hive with the virus, and thought to be dead, have been turned into the living dead and one scratch from them can cause the recipient to become like them...

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent transfer 2 Dec 2009
Received this today. A very good transfer in my opinion. I use to own the DVD and I can tell the difference. Colours are more vivid and I can see more detail. Sound is more powerful. I have a 2.1 Philips speaker system plugged into the headphone socket of my TV.
Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portoguese.
Subtitles: French, English, Portoguese, Spanish and Italian
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic 4 Jun 2012
By Espen
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This film is a classic. I haven't played the game it was based on, but watching this as a standalone film is a pleasure. If you like the sci-fi genre, you will love this film.

Technical: The menus and everything works great. The only thing is, I wished they had spend a bit more money and time on encoding the video. In dark scenes, it tends to be a bit grainy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Movie Adaption Of The Capcom Video Game 4 May 2014
By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Blu ray Info.
Region B, Running time 97 minutes approx.
Ratio 16.9/1.78:1

1)Paul W.S Anderson has quoted as saying he wishs to release a directors unrated cut of this movie with additional gore he was forced to cut out to obtain a R rating.
2)Milla Jovovich is married to director Paul W.S Anderson, Some guy's have all the luck.
3)Milla Jovovich character Alice is only named in the end credits.
4)Jason Issacs cameos as a surgeon in the movies climax.
5)The studio wanted a PG-13 movie but Paul W.S Anderson insisted it be R rated remaining faithful to the games.
6)Gwyneth Paltrow was offered the role of Alice.
7)George A.Romero was attached to direct but left due to creative differences on the script.
8)Professional dancers were cast as Zombies.

Movie Synopsis.
A young woman awakens in a mansion suffering amnesia until the mansion is raided by a special military unit who use a secret entrance to a boarding a train that takes them to the Hive which is a secret underground scientific laboratory owned by the Umbrella corporation.

The unit must battle a malfunctioning super computer & hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh eating zombies due to a laboratory accident or was it?

Timelord Thoughts.
This is one of the few game-movie adaptions that is worthy of it's source material as Paul W.S Anderson directs a nerve shredding tension filled zombie movie featuring a great performance by Milla Jovovich as Alice a young woman who wakes up with no memory of who she is, Jovovich makes the character believable & handles the action scenes brilliantly & is also very easy on the eye.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Resident Greatness 20 Jun 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Milla Jovovich is one of my favourite actors. Love watching this series on Blu Ray as their is plenty of action and the sound is great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MILLA YOVOVICH - BEAUTIFUL - ZOMBIES UGLY ! 8 Feb 2014
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars :-0 yay 15 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was big fan game resident evil 2 and played it for hours.
This film really does justice to the game and shows films and games can all most become one.
Milla Jovovich is perfect in roll and does good job nice acting .
Some great action sequences a good story and nice fun film watch,.
I watched mine at least 12 time in last few years .
Only thing is once you watch it you want play game again or buy next movie in series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best! 1 Jun 2013
By Nick
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great DVD. plenty of action and good effects and Milla looks a total dream as she sends the foe to never land for good. Fast moving and perfectly filmed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gerat Film 18 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Milla is fantastic, xstrodinary film, the very best of the series, but I love them all,
This is scifi at it best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
top quality perfect working order arrived faster than predicted eta just awesome
Published 2 hours ago by mark bell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good dvd
Published 8 days ago by stanley j matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very fast service exactly as described thank you.
Published 1 month ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all good
Published 1 month ago by Den
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 2 months ago by JASON
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece within its genre!
Saw this the 41st time now. Still love it! The DVD is soo scratched I have to buy a new one.
I'll get the UMD PSP version too.
Published 5 months ago by Jakob Joergensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start of a saga in which it has been getting worse with each...
This movie was one of the best creations in terms of movies based on video games. But after the third was losing that essence from which this saga was characterized.
Published 5 months ago by Artistsparda
3.0 out of 5 stars "Five hours ago Red Queen went homicidal, sealed the Hive and killed...
I found this action/SF/horror/zombie flick inspired by the video game "Resident Evil" quite watchable and entertaining, although it is really not a masterpiece. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Maciej
4.0 out of 5 stars First Is Best
Resident Evil is a slick, tense, often edge-of-the-seat thriller. It's set more-or-less in the present and could easily be described as sci-fact, as the story it outlines is... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Seatinthestalls
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