Here’s a quick-ish history for those uninitiated with the series. The first Resident Evil film tells of an amnesiac heroine Alice as she attempts to escape a secret underground facility belonging to the Umbrella Corporation (a bioengineering pharmaceutical company). The said facility is full of zombies. Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the second in the series and follows Alice, who after escaping the underground Umbrella facility, must band together with other survivors to escape Raccoon City before it gets nuked. The said town is once again full of zombies.
Now in Resident Evil: Extinction Alice is set to fight (if you haven’t figured this out already) even more zombies. An experimental T-Virus created by the Umbrella Corporate has transformed the world’s population into enraged flesh-eating zombies. No city is safe from the zombie hordes. However, two Raccoon City survivors Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), team up with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke), and Nurse Betty (Ashanti). Gathering together a group of survivors, they travel across the Mojave Desert in an armoured convoy looking for supplies, and more importantly, uninfected survivors.
More zombies after the jump.
The Umbrella Corporation has been forced to go underground. Beneath an abandoned Nevada radio tower, Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glen) experiments in vain to domesticate the zombies, and keeps a beady eye on the convoy looking for the only one that holds the cure to the virus…Alice.
Roaming the planet alone, Alice (Milla Jovovich) learns to develop her superhuman telekinetic powers. She is eventually re-united with the convoy when she uses her powers to save them from a swarm of ravenous zombie crows. Alice persuades the convoy to journey to Alaska where she believes an uninfected community hides out. The convoy makes a pit-stop in Las Vegas to refuel and is tracked by Dr. Isaacs who dispatches a strike team. Whilst the Umbrella Corporation looking for Alice she is also looking for them with the intention of shutting them down forever…
Resident Evil: Extinction has a run time of 94 minutes and has an age restriction of 16 (V). This Blu-ray release presents the film re-mastered in HD and comes with the following special features:
- Audio commentary — with directory and producer
- Beyond Raccoon City: Unearthing Resident Evil Extinction
- Deleted scenes
- Resident Evil: Degeneration trailer — teaser for the upcoming animated movie
Using the Blu-Wizard, the featurettes can be watched during movie playback – the movie pauses and then branches out to each featurette. This provides the relevant context for each featurette. Resident Evil: Extinction is also a BD Profile 1.1 title with PiP (Picture-in-Picture). PiP provides a running stream of picture-in-picture video footage (interviews, storyboards, behind the scenes, etc) during the movie playback. Note that you will need a Profile 1.1-compliant Blu-ray player (such as the Sony Playstation 3) to take advantage of the PiP feature.
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