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Dead Space: Downfall -- On a deep space mining mission for the crew of USG Ishimura to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic is unearthed and brought aboard. But when the unholy artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, its glimpse of Heaven transforms the ship into a living Hell.
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Jimmy Palmiotti (screenplay) and
Justin Gray (screenplay)
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28 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Nika Futterman ... Alissa Vincent (voice)

Keith Szarabajka ... Dr. Kyne (voice)

Jim Cummings ... Captain Mathius / Farum (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Samuel Irons / Pendleton / Miner (voice)

Kelly Hu ... Shen (voice)

Bruce Boxleitner ... Colin Barrow (voice)
Lia Sargent ... Jen Barrow (voice)

Hal Sparks ... Ramirez (voice)

Jeff Bennett ... Leggio / Dobbs / Jackson (voice)

Jim Piddock ... Chic (voice)

Phil Morris ... Hansen / Glenn (voice)

Grey Griffin ... Heather / Donna Fawkes (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)

Maurice LaMarche ... White / Bavaro (voice)
Bob Neill ... Cartusian (voice)

David Zyler ... Walla (voice) (as David Allen Kramer)
Kirk Baily ... Walla (voice)
Shelly O'Neill ... Walla (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Patton 
Writing credits
Jimmy Palmiotti (screenplay) and
Justin Gray (screenplay)

Produced by
Chuck Beaver .... producer
Jay Fukuto .... executive producer
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein .... executive producer
Joe Goyette .... producer
Scott D. Greenberg .... executive producer
Ondreus Jenkins .... co-executive producer (as Ondraus 'OJ' Jenkins)
Julie Kane-Ritsch .... co-executive producer
Cate Latchford .... producer
Patrick O'Brien .... co-executive producer
Kent Rice .... executive producer
Glen A. Schofield .... producer
Jon F. Vein .... executive producer (as John F. Vein)
Robert Weaver .... producer
Jim Wyatt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Seth Podowitz 
Film Editing by
John Hoyos 
Production Design by
Ben Wanat 
Art Direction by
Ian Milham 
Production Management
John Hoyos .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Kimberly Bitsui .... color supervisor
Brent M. Bowen .... background designer: 3d (as Brent Bowen)
Don Cameron .... background supervisor: 3d
Alex Dilts .... background designer
Alex Dilts .... prop designer
Gary Hartle .... storyboard artist
Rafael Hurtado .... background painter
Steve Jones .... storyboard revisionist
Seung Eun Kim .... storyboard artist
Steve Lenze .... storyboard revisionist
Christian Lignan .... storyboard artist
Rick Morales .... storyboard artist
Doug Murphy .... storyboard artist
Shaunt Nigoghossian .... storyboard artist
Dan Norton .... prop designer
Dan Norton .... storyboard revisionist
Phillip Norwood .... storyboard artist (as Phil Norwood)
Seung Oh .... storyboard artist
Frank Paur .... storyboard artist
Fred Reyes .... storyboard artist
Benjamin Sakai .... background designer: 3d (as Ben Sakai)
Robert Souza .... storyboard artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
James Yang .... storyboard artist
Andrea Yomtob .... background designer: 3d
Ivan Romero .... storyboard assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... sound designer
Doug Andham .... sound editor
Devon Bowman .... adr mixer
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
John Cevetello .... sound designer
John Cevetello .... sound editor
John Cevetello .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Feise .... additional sound effects: Electronic Arts (as David Feise)
Eric Freeman .... sound designer
Eric Freeman .... sound editor
Jeffrey Kettle .... foley mixer (as Jeff Kettle)
Andrew Lackey .... additional sound effects: Electronic Arts
Mark Mercado .... adr mixer
Felix Sanchez .... additional dialogue editor
Felix Sanchez .... sound designer
Felix Sanchez .... sound editor
David Swenson .... additional sound effects: Electronic Arts
Kelby Thwaits .... sound engineer: additional unit
Don Veca .... additional sound effects: Electronic Arts
Don Veca .... audio director: Electronic Arts
Robert Weaver .... supervising sound designer
Robert Weaver .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... visual effects
Brent M. Bowen .... visual effects supervisor
Don Cameron .... visual effects
Andrew Feels .... visual effects (as Andrew Fels)
Brendan Harris .... compositor
Jabu Henderson .... visual effects
Miae Kim .... compositing supervisor
Steve Mills .... compositor
Rick Moser .... technical director
Benjamin Sakai .... visual effects (as Ben Sakai)
Animation Department
William Bemiller .... animation checker
Dominique Blaskovich .... color background painter
Brent M. Bowen .... background artist
John Cataldi .... sheet timer
Alex Dilts .... color background painter
Holly DuRivage .... sheet timer (as Holly Du Rivage)
Rex Faraday .... sheet timer
Doug Gallery .... sheet timer
Richard Gasparian .... animation timing supervisor
A.J. Jothikumar .... character designer
Esther H. Lee .... animation checker (as Esther Lee)
Steve Lenze .... character clean-up
Carl Linton .... overseas animation supervisor
Randy Ludensky .... sheet timer
Michel Lyman .... sheet timer (as Mike Lyman)
Richard Manginsay .... character mouth charts (as Ricky Manginsay)
Rick Moser .... color background painter
Andres Nieves .... character clean-up
Larry Smith .... animation checker
Tommy Tejeda .... character clean-up (as Tommy Tejada)
Brent M. Bowen .... animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Everett A. Oliver .... casting associate (as Everett Oliver)
Editorial Department
Andrew Fels .... assistant editor
Walter Gonzalez .... tape room operator
Music Department
Michael Mason .... music consultant
Janine Scalise .... music supervisor
Kelby Thwaits .... composer: incidental music (additional music)
Brian Vibberts .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Danny Blancada .... driver (as Danny Blacada)
Butch Gonzales .... driver
Buddy Olbes .... driver (as Buddy Obes)
Rick Sansoles .... driver (as Rick Sansolis)
Other crew
Charles Adler .... voice director (as Charlie Adler)
Peter Baghdassarian .... business and legal affairs
Marc Barson .... business and legal affairs
Matt Battle .... production assistant
Matthew Carpenter .... creative consultant
Bill Chernega .... software developer
Bradley Cooper .... information technology department
Christopher Davis .... paralegal: Film Roman
Elaine DeMari .... information technology department
Dixon Q. Dern .... business and legal affairs
Daniel Einhorn .... production executive assistant
Dawn Finley .... studio service
Curt Geda .... sequence director
Brian Gee .... information technology department
Vinton Heuck .... sequence director
Ellen Howard .... studio service
Roger Injarusorn .... title designer (as Roger Injaruson)
Ivan Lawrence .... information technology department
Meredith Littas .... production intern
Samuel Mason .... information technology department
Charles McCaskill .... executive director: it
Ron McNutt .... studio service
Marilyn Meyer .... studio service
David Orona .... information technology department
Rob Renshaw .... production accountant
Andrew Thomas .... production executive assistant
Jessie Torres .... studio service
Cynthia Turkington .... studio production manager
Erika Isabel Vega .... production coordinator (as Erika Vega)
Eric Vesbit .... re-take supervisor
Laurie Wetzler .... track reader
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC (uncredited)

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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
[first lines]
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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27 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Great Setup & Gore Galore, 26 October 2008
Author: polishprince12 from Canada

Very pleased with this setup flick to the game Dead Space. Gives a concrete premise to the game and watching this movie has really peaked my interest. Downfall reminded me slightly of Heavy Metal 2000 in the manner is was drawn, which is a good thing IMO. Character development is short but not needed in this scenario. The monsters are well drawn, believable, spread really fast which keeps the movie going at break-neck at speed.

This flick was very heavy on the GORE, which I love, and set an atmosphere of dread and eeriness till the end. A most excellent animated feature which I recommend you watch, preferably at home, alone, and in the dark.

Once you finish with this you'll definitely being going to buy the game. I'll be doing the same very soon...........

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