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Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon (original title)
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A warrior seeking revenge unleashes a deadly virus in Harvardville. Responding to the threat are former special forces members Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who look to bring down a mutated monster before history repeats itself.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Mercier ...
Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Claire Redfield (voice)
Angela Miller (voice)
Curtis Miller (voice)
Michelle Ruff ...
Rani Chawla (voice)
Michael Sorich ...
Ingrid Hunnigan (voice) (as Salli Safiotti)
Aunt (voice)
Greg Glenn (voice)
WilPharma CEO (voice)
Kirk Thornton ...
President (voice)
Various (voice)
Various (voice) (as Kari Walgren)
Various (voice)


Seven years after the Raccoon City incident, a man heartbroken from losing loved ones in the destroyed city unleashes a remnant T-Virus in an airport, forcing special agent Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, close allies and hardened survivors of the Raccoon City incident, to quell the outbreak and discover the truth behind it all.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 2008 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil: Degeneration  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Fredric Downing left his office with Claire inside, the sound effect of the door closing is exact same one used for doors closing in the earliest RE games. See more »


The Marines in the movie are wearing ACU BDUs, a pattern used by the Army. They should be wearing MARPAT. See more »


[first lines]
PFBC Reporter (Raccoon City): Can you see that area behind me beneath the red-tinted sky? That is what's left of Raccoon City after the military fired a missile at it.
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Followed by Resident Evil VII (2017) See more »


Lyrics by Michiko Motohashi
Arrangement by CHOKUbich
Performed by Anna Tsuchiya
Courtesy of MAD PRAY Records
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User Reviews

Best Resident Evil Movie Ever (...but that's not saying much.)
18 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got back from the West Coast premiere of RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION. Overall it was fun but I'm a big fan of the RESIDENT EVIL video games. If you loves zombies or the games, it's a must. Otherwise, you may want to skip it.

It sort of reminded me of one long cut-scene from the games but I like the RE cut-scenes, so that's a good thing. It also has a genuine Japanese RE feel to it unlike those disappointing live-action movies.

I was hoping the story would have more relevance to the events of the games. Despite having Claire and Leon and a lot of other key elements, this seemed like a standalone adventure. (But we'll have to wait for RE 5 to see for sure.) If anything, it's a bit like an RE2 sequel but I would have preferred more appearance by the classic T-virus zombies.

The computer animation and motion capture mix sometimes makes the characters look like creepy mannequins. And the cheesy over dramatic dialog coming of their plastic faces causes a lot of unintentional laughs. When Leon Kennedy stands still, he looks like a photo printed on a piece of cardboard. And his personality is equally cardboard. But the RE games were never known for their acting. The 7 stars I'm giving this is for fans only. If you are not into the games, it may seem like a 2 to you.

(On DVD and Blu-Ray December 30, 2008)

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