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Dead Space: Downfall (2008)

Not Rated | | Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 28 October 2008
A prequel to the hit video game chronicling the discovery of the Red Marker and the first Necromorph outbreak.

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Alissa Vincent (voice)
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Dr. Kyne (voice)
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Captain Mathius / Farum (voice)
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Samuel Irons / Pendleton / Miner (voice)
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Shen (voice)
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Ramirez (voice)
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Leggio / Dobbs / Jackson (voice)
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Chic (voice)
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Hansen / Glenn (voice)
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Heather / Donna Fawkes (voice)
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White / Bavaro (voice)
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Cartusian (voice)
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Walla (voice) (as David Allen Kramer)
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The USG Ishimura, a miner spaceship, is transporting a strange artifact called the Red Marker. In the Aegis VII colony, where the Red Marker was found, there are some suicides and murders and the people are slowly going mad. The people are being infected by something. Barrow, the foreman, finds the body of his wife having committed suicide. Barrow decides to escape the colony's madness and, taking his wife's body, goes on board the Ishimura. But something happens to Barrow's wife on board the Ishimura. Written by Emilio Magdaleno

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Meet Your Maker.


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The blonde survivor that Alissa asks whether or not she has a boyfriend is Nicole, Isaac Clarke's girlfriend from the "Dead Space" videogame, which takes place after "Downfall". See more »

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It is clearly seen about 18 minutes into the movie that Jen slices her throat; a large gash is shown with blood spilling out. A few moments afterwards, Barrow is seen rushing down the hallways with Jean's body in his arms. It is shown that Jen's throat has no blood - in fact, it's not even cut. See more »

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Alissa Vincent: My name is Alissa Vincent. I may be the sole survivor. We've encountered an alien life form. They have taken over the bodies of the crew. The colony was lost. My team is dead. It is my belief that the artifact we discovered on the surface is somehow responsible. If you find this recording, the Ishimura and the artifact must be destroyed.
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Not bad
25 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Upon buying the game on release day, the guy behind the counter lovingly threw in a copy of the blu-ray for an extra £10.

I'll be honest, having read Luke-warm reviews on other sites, I wasn't particularly looking forward to watching the feature, but when taking a breather from the game (it gets to your nerves after a while...) I was pleasantly surprised at what the flick had to offer.

The script and voice acting are competent, and the story will definitely appeal to enthusiasts of the property. And whilst the animation isn't stellar, as a companion piece to the video game and animated comic, it serves its adequate purpose of adding another layer to this intriguing universe, a universe that I can only hope will develop into a successful franchise.

A hint to those who may be in my position though, finish the game before you watch this, there's a slight spoiler at the end of the movie.


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