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Director:
Writer:
Shotaro Suga (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 October 2012 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
Special Agent Leon S.Kennedy goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons being used in a war zone in Europe. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Better than the live-action films that strangled us in the neck. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Matthew Mercer ... Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Buddy / Alexander 'Sasha' Kozachenko (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Svetlana Belikova (voice)

Val Tasso ... JD (voice)

Robin Sachs ... Ataman / Ivan Judanovich (voice)

Courtenay Taylor ... Ada Wong (voice)
Salli Saffioti ... Ingrid Hunnigan (voice)
David Vincent ... Secretary (voice) (as David Earnest)
Patrick Seitz ... Scarecrow (voice)

Michael McConnohie ... Tyrant (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Harlan ... Ark Thompson (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Makoto Kamiya 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shotaro Suga  screenplay

Produced by
Hiroyuki Kobayashi .... producer
Haruhiro Tsujimoto .... executive producer
Hidenori Ueki .... co-producer
 
Sound Department
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound designer
Takeshi Takadera .... sound director
Ricardo Watson .... adr editor
Ricardo Watson .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Atsushi Doi .... CG director
Bo Mosley .... modeling texturing and look development: Montreal
Olivier Nadeau .... look development
Sebastien Nadeau .... cg supervisor
Nobuhiro Suzuki .... cg producer
Yusaku Toyoshima .... cg producer
Alex Von David .... facial performance capture
Alex Von David .... motion capture director
 
Animation Department
Daniel Antonin .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Robin Benes .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Jaroslav Cermak .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Barbora Darmova .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Marek Denko .... environment lead artist: Prague
Martin Franek .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Tomas Kanda .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Daniel Kovac .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Thomas Kral .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Vaclav Krivanek .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Lukas Medek .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Peter Paninar .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Stepán Prokop .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
Peter Sanitra .... environment lead artist: Prague
Igor Solmosi .... environment artist: model & texture, Prague
 
Other crew
Jolene Andersen .... motion capture actor: Ada Wong
Kevin Dorman .... motion capture actor: Leon S. Kennedy
Melinda Lee .... motion capture actor: Svetlana Belikova
Hiro Masuda .... production coordinator: Prague unit
Val Tasso .... motion capture actor: JD
Kirk Thornton .... motion capture actor: Ataman
David Vincent .... motion capture actor: Buddy (as David Earnest)
Alex Von David .... voice director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Biohazard: Damnation" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violent content
Runtime:
100 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was Robin Sachs' final film before his death on February 1, 2013 at the age of 61.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: (at around 39 mins) There is a sign that reads MAPKET. The Russian word for market however, is rynok.See more »
Quotes:
Ada Wong:So it's true what they said about you being a former instructor.
Svetlana Belikova:Former? I still *am* an instructor.
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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Carry OnSee more »

FAQ

What is the song playing during the rolling credits?
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Better than the live-action films that strangled us in the neck., 1 January 2013
Author: spydercanopus from (Manila, PH)

It's been a long time since our little Japanese folks have made a CGI feature film boasting a successful video game in the racks. To be exact, if possible, you may have seen Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within (2001). It's a groundbreaking milestone for such films to improve with less mediocrity. And when it comes to reviving the Resident Evil films, it's the salvation. Starting with the first CG feature of RE titled Degeneration, the new sequel brings something if not good, refreshing to the tables. With its eye-candy CGI and sharp storytelling, Damnation is the best Resident Evil to date.

Why does RE fans have to suffer from Paul W.S Anderson's live-action mash up? It's not just me that's saying this. We all somehow hate the franchise that this director made since 2000. We could've preferred George A. Romero's version if it wasn't because of staying too far from the video games' jaded narrative. In Damnation, we get a solid touch of the games' serious story.

The film starts with a backstory of the American and Russian's civil war. Afterwards, Leon S. Kennedy (voice acting by Matthew Mercer) get sucked it on the Eastern Slav Republic determined to destroy the BOWs (abbreviated as Bio Organic Weapons). The BOWs have a master-slave relationship with the Plaga parasites, a jelly-looking infecting organism. The Plaga parasite may introduce gamers to Resident Evil 5, where it played a huge role. But in the film, it may introduce well for the plot.

Meanwhile, another RE character Ada Wong (voiced by Courtaney Taylor) also disguises as a member of the BSAA under the republican President Svetlana (Wendee Lee). Ada's mission is to retrieve a sample of the Plaga. Other than that, she's under incognito.

Resident Evil Damnation combines what's fun when playing the video games: The story is intriguing and thrilling, the voice acting is cheesy but otherwise good, and the action setup is over-the-top. I had fun with the Bluray version of the film, the CG elements has never been this jarring. Although, the camera setups looks like it's been ripped out as game cutscenes. Comparably, Degeneration focused more on escapism, and the story looks solid as its sequel.

The movie made the video-game feel. There are scenes where we experience first-person perspective. There's no good and bad with it. Although we expect something more with the movie, other than seeing the characters do their exploit maneuver (fight scenes) to make the CG elements eye- popping without the 3D glasses. But the high-definition elements is not pretentious, it's a guilt-free ride.

The only main downside is that it is less scary than that of its predecessor. Because it focused not on the usual zombies, but on the Lickers (creatures with vicious tongue) and the Tyrants (huge stomping creatures). But when it comes with the games, it's fatal to kill. All we could do is to plead with Leon to kill it for us.

Now that my hands are down for another installment, Damnation is the kind of movie that hang RE fan for a sequel. It's a thrill ride and a technical breakthrough.

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