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Resident Evil [UMD Mini for PSP]

Paul W.S. Anderson    Suitable for 15 years and over   UMD Mini for PSP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Boulevard Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 7 July 2008
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BVAR9Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,385 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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 without 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. -- Kim Newman

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Amazon.co.uk Review 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent transfer 2 Dec 2009
Format:Blu-ray
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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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
Format:DVD
THE FIRST RESIDENT EVIL MOVIE HAS ALICE(MILLA YOVOVICH) WAKE UP NAKED !
THEN THE COMMAND TEAM ARE SENT TO CLEAN UP THE SCIENTIFIC MESS OF ESCAPING ZOMBIE PLAGUE.
THE COMMANDOS ARE HEROIC, BUT GET KILLED ATTEMPTING TO STOP THE ZOMBIES ESCAPING THE UNDERGROUND COMPLEX.
FIGHTING THEIR WAY THROUGH ZOMBIES, MONSTERS, MUTATIONS, AND SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGICAL DEFENCES.
EVENTUALLY ONLY ALICE ESCAPES, TO FIND OUTSIDE THE COMPLEX, RACOON CITY NOW ABANDONED !
NEXT RESIDENT EVIL APOCALYPSE !
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a film not a game! 9 Dec 2012
Format:DVD
Its an all round good film. Unless of course youre one of those sad pathetic geeks who has no friends and masturbates to comic books, which are the people who give this a bad review because it doesnt copy the game word for word and act for act
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very fast service exactly as described thank you.
Published 5 days ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all good
Published 8 days ago by Den
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
old
Published 1 month ago by JASON
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Adaption Of The Capcom Video Game
Blu ray Info.
Region B, Running time 97 minutes approx.
Ratio 16.9/1.78:1

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Published 2 months ago by Timelord007
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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 months ago by Seatinthestalls
5.0 out of 5 stars Resident Evil
I buy this dvd because it a good flim & you watch it over & over again all the time.
Published 17 months ago by D. S. Sloman
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