a future world ravaged by a dreadful
viral infection, a lone survivor struggles
to defeat a rogue organisation and an
army of Undead; searching for others
who may have survived the bloodbath
that followed the threat to Mankind in the
gripping movie Resident Evil: Afterlife... BASED ON ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL Video Game Franchises of all time,
Resident Evil: Afterlife follows on from the first two Resident Evil
films and stars the beautiful and athletic Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil,
The Fifth Element) as super-heroine Alice, who formerly worked for the Umbrella
Corporation the company whose experimental viral weaponry is responsible
for the incident that has turned humans into horrific zombies.
The non-stop action begins immediately and bloodily. Director Paul W S Anderson
and his crew avoid the temptation to revel in the gore but throw in all the
thrills and spills to keep you on the edge of your seat in this brilliant, expertly-driven
As Alice launches her very visual and enjoyably acrobatic! attack
on her former colleague and Chairman of the Umbrella Corporation Albert Wesker
(Shawn Roberts: Edge Of Darkness), now continuing with their research
safely underground, she is to lose something she has come to rely upon.
Six month later, an unknown source begins broadcasting a message extolling the
virtues of the safe haven Arcadia and Alice flies to Alaska, believing it is
a town there. But she finds nothing but abandoned aircraft and a familiar face:
Claire Redfield (Ali Larter: Heroes; Resident Evil: Extinction).
Alice last saw Claire on a helicopter leaving the Nevada Desert in search of
Arcadia, but she has now been implanted with something, appears to have lost
her memory and is behaving irrationally. She does not know where her companions
are or who is transmitting the messages about Arcadia.
Flying down to California, Alice and Claire find more survivors on the rooftop
of a besieged prison building in Los Angeles, including hunky former basketball
hero Luther West (Boris Kodjoe) and the self-serving Bennett Sinclair (creepily-played
by Kim Coates). The building is surrounded by the Undead and, although they
don't seem too smart, they have recruited a super-being The Executioner
who is head and shoulders above the rest. Uh-oh!
Held in the prison is Chris (Wentworth Miller: Prison Break; Underworld),
who says he is Claire's brother and claims that he is not a dangerous criminal
but was working with the military and knows a way out of the building. But,
as Claire does not remember him, can the survivors trust Chris? The city is
heaving with the Undead, who are close to gaining access to the building and
he is their only hope. Are they heading into a trap?
Resident Evil: Afterlife is just wicked a brilliant edge-of-your-seat
thriller that has enough jolts to wake the dead; two attractive, gutsy and athletic
heroines and a handsome hunk with both brawn and brains fighting to save
the world. Alice, Claire and Chris are a smouldering trio heating up the screen
as they take on wave after wave of the Undead, uncover the secret of Arcadia
and finally confront the evil Wesker, the man responsible for the fate of the
world. Beware: the Undead take no prisoners…
Resident Evil: Afterlife also features: Kacey Barnfield as Crystal and Sergio
Peris-Mencheta as Angel Ortiz. Director of Photography is Glen McPherson; Film
Editor is Niven Howie; Producers are Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt and Don Carmody;
Executive Produced by Martin Moszkowicz (Resident Evil: Extinction) and
Victor Hadida (Resident Evil: Apocalypse; The Black Dahlia); and the
movie is Directed and Written by Paul W S Anderson (Resident Evil).
When the bloodshed is over and the credits roll… the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D
live on with horror-filled special features, including eight deleted scenes
and seven Featurettes, a blooper reel and movieIQ+sync, allowing users to access
real time information on the cast, music, trivia, etc while watching the movie
via BD Live.
The Blu-ray 3D floods veins with adrenaline, kicking you into survival mode
in 1080p high definition 3D, optimised for the latest 3D playback devices and
eyewear. It includes a backwards-compatible 2D version that plays on all existing
Blu-ray players and for those who prefer their zombies safely in two dimensions,
Resident Evil: Afterlife is offered on 2D Blu-ray or DVD and has some
magnificent, widescreen images.
If you are watching in 3D, prepare to clean up your blood-soaked living room
after you unleash this deadly virus into your home, courtesy of Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment, as Resident Evil: Afterlife bursts onto DVD, Blu-ray
and Blu-ray 3D on 10 January 2011. RRP: DVD £19.99; Blu-ray £24.99; 3D Blu-ray
£29.99; and a DVD Box Set for £29.99 | Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 97 Minutes.
DVD Special Features: Sneak Peek of the all-new, CG-animated Resident Evil:
Damnation | Filmmaker Commentary | Two Featurettes Band of Survivors:
Casting Afterlife and Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlife.
2D Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Special Features, same as DVD plus: movieIQ+sync |
Undead Vision, Picture-in-Picture Video | Eight Deleted Scenes | Outtakes |
Featurettes: Back Under The Umbrella: Directing Afterlife | Undead Dimension:
Resident Evil in 3D | Vision of the Apocalypse: The Design of Afterlife | New
Blood: The Undead of Afterlife | Pwning the Undead: Gamers of the Afterlife.
"Resident Evil: Afterlife is just wicked; a brilliant edge-of-your-seat
thriller that has enough jolts to wake the dead"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar