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DVD Review – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 2016.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, and Ever Anderson.

Synopsis:

In the supposed final instalment of the video game-based movie franchise, Alice returns to The Hive in Raccoon City to face off against Umbrella Corp. in a bid to save humanity… or something like that.

Out of all the modern (i.e. 21st century) horror movie franchises to have made millions of dollars at the box office the Resident Evil series is arguably the most debated amongst audiences. On the one hand the franchise does offer up the kind of visceral thrills that wiping out hordes of zombies in a video game setting provides, with a seemingly infinite number of undead corpses splattering up against the screen as our heroine Alice (Milla Jovovich) uses every weapon at her disposal
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Resident Evil Reboot Brings in Producer James Wan

Resident Evil Reboot Brings in Producer James Wan
Yesterday, we reported that German production company Constantin Film, which holds the rights to the Resident Evil franchise and produced the first seven movies, is now planning a Resident Evil reboot, which the company is hoping will span a six-movie franchise. Today we have even more details about this reboot, with iconic filmmaker James Wan coming aboard to serve as a producer. The project will also be written by Greg Russo, with this new report confirming that it will have an entirely different cast, although no one has signed on to star yet.

Deadline reports that James Wan will produce alongside Constantin Film and Michael Clear for Atomic Monster. There is no director for the project yet, but with a writer and producer now aboard, the project seems to be moving forward rather quickly, so that may change soon. However, there is no release date in place, and this reboot
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'Logan' Claws Its Way Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Space Between Us (action-drama; Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield; rated PG-13) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (horror-action sequel; Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose; rated R xXx: Return of Xander Cage (action sequel; Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Nina Dobrev; rated PG-13) The Last Word (comedy-drama; Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried; rated R) Kill Switch (sci-fi action; Dan Stevens, Berenice Marlohe; pretheatrical release available 5/19; rated R) Fight for Space...

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Watch the First 10 Minutes of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

To celebrate the digital release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter today (and the upcoming May 16th release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD), Sony Pictures unleashed the first ten minutes of Alice's latest adventure online, and you can watch it right now.

From the Press Release: "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and final installment in the worldwide franchise phenomenon, premieres on digital May 2 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD May 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) is back as the iconic zombie slayer Alice, who is forced to return to The Hive, where her story began. The Umbrella Corporation is gathering its undead forces for a final strike against the survivors of the apocalypse and Alice must prevent complete human extinction before it’s too late. Returning with Jovovich are franchise regulars Ali Larter (Final Destination
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‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

Milla Jovovich suits up as heroine Alice one last time in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and you can find out exactly when her last fight will be available to watch at home or on the go.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will deliver Resident Evil: The Final Chapter first to Digital HD on May 2nd. The Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions are slated for May 16th.

Joining Jovovich for the big finale are familiar franchise favorites Ali Larter (Final Destination), Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Retribution) and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones). They are joined by some new faces including Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) and William Levy (The Single Moms Club).

Pre-order Resident Evil: The Final Chapter on your preferred format for a discounted price at Amazon.

Despite Resident Evil: The Final Chapter being the franchise swan song,
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Coming to 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This May

If you missed Alice's latest apocalyptic adventures on the big screen, or you want to experience them again, then prepare to invite the Umbrella Corporation into your house, because Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Resident Evil: The Final Chapter on digital beginning May 2nd and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 16th.

Press Release (via Why So Blu?): Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and final installment in the worldwide franchise phenomenon, premieres on digital May 2 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD May 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) is back as the iconic zombie slayer Alice, who is forced to return to The Hive, where her story began. The Umbrella Corporation is gathering its undead forces for a final strike against the survivors of the apocalypse and Alice must prevent complete human
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Game Theory: Paul W.S. Anderson and the Filmic Board Game

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Raúl Ruiz’s 1980 short film, Snakes And Ladders, follows H as he begins playing a board game where the world around him gradually becomes the board. H comes upon two men playing ludo on a table and as he joins in, the field of play continuously grows, moving from the tabletop to Paris, Europe, the world, and finally all of existence. H’s movement in the game becomes the work of chance governed by the roll of the dice and as he progresses he gradually comes to realize that he is the die, and that he is the game piece being moved about on the map. The cosmic forces controlling H ultimately reach into the frame, emphatically presenting an author surrogate in the form of a hand. Director Paul W.S. Anderson creates filmic board games similar to Snake And Ladders without explicitly revealing his authorial hand. He leaves the author’s presence unstated,
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‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Scores Massive $33 Million Opening Day in China

‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Scores Massive $33 Million Opening Day in China
Sony’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” has opened with a stellar $33 million on its first day in China, including preview showings.

Sony said it’s the third best opening day for a Hollywood film in China, following Universal’s “Furious 7” at $68 million and Universal’s “Warcraft” at $46 million.

“Resident Evil: Final Chapter” marks the sixth and final installment in the franchise adaptation of Capcom’s video game series.

Milla Jovovich — who has been in all six movies — portrays the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Iain Glen, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, South Korean actor Lee Joon-Gi and Fraser James also star with Paul W.S. Anderson returning to direct.

The release in China was handled by Constantin Film partner Leomus Pictures. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
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Exclusive Resident Evil: The Final Chapter featurette for Milla Jovovich’s Alice

With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter set to open here in the UK this Friday (February 3rd), we’ve got an exclusive featurette for the film, which focusses on Milla Jovovich’s return as Alice. Check it out below or over on our YouTube channel…

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her
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Film Review: The Book (Finally) Closes on ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’

Chicago – Guilty pleasures are the order of the day, especially when we are facing daily signs of a real, impending apocalypse. End of the world by zombies remains one of the most popular cataclysmic cinematic events and “Resident Evil” is proof. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” proves that what should be dead can come back to life, but the real question is if it actually should.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The “Resident Evil” film franchise has been around for over half my life and has proven to be the most successful (read: profitable) film series based on a video game to date. Having grown up on the video games, and having the first film come out during a probably impressionable time in my life (read: puberty), I have had this lingering fascination towards the franchise. The synergy created by combining several of my interests (video games, film, zombies, strong female protagonists, etc) has
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter review: “A nail-biting thrill ride…”

Resident Evil The Final Chapter review: Milla Jovovich returns for the fifth film in this billion-dollar series, but is it time to end things now?

Resident Evil The Final Chapter review by Benjamin Read.

Love them or hate them, the Resident Evil films are the most successful video game adaptations in cinematic history. The five films released so far may have received a mixed response from critics, but they have also grossed almost a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Now, after a 15 year journey with Alice, her merry band of disposable misfits, and more mutated zombies than you could shake a stick at, we have come to the end. So, how does Resident Evil: The Final Chapter round things off?

Well, firstly it should be made clear that if the previous instalments weren’t your cup of tea, then this film definitely wont do much to change that.
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Zombie Kill Count featurette for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter pushing the franchise’s box office beyond the $1 billion mark worldwide, Sony Pictures has unveiled a new featurette for the action horror sequel entitled ‘Zombie Kill Count’. Check it out below…

See Also: Read our review of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter here

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters.
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter pushes the franchise past $1 billion

Despite earning the best reviews of the series [although our own Rob Kojder didn’t like it] and the lowest opening weekend of the series, Paul W.S. Anderson and Sony Pictures have a lot to celebrate with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as the franchise has crossed $1 billion worldwide.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter earned just $13 million from its opening weekend, which wasn’t enough to unseat Split from the top spot, or trouble Hidden Figures and A Dog’s Purpose. However a strong opening overseas has pushed the film to $78 million worldwide.

The film opened to number one in Japan last December.

It should be noted, however, that while Sony are reporting the franchise has pushed $1 billion, Boxofficemojo claim the series has so far earned $994 million. Either way, it will cross $1 billion next week.

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.
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Resident Evil: from the start screen to the big screen

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Resident Evil: from the start screen to the big screenResident Evil: from the start screen to the big screenTanner Zipchen1/30/2017 11:11:00 Am

Resident Evil, the most successful videogame to film adaptation of all time, is coming to a close with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Of course, the six Resident Evil films are “loosely” based on the video games, but how much do the two actually cross over? Some of the bigger details are the same; both are set in and around Racoon City and both the films and video games are facing the T-Virus-inflicted zombie apocalypse (which the Umbrella Corportation is responsible for). However, it’s the characters that both separate and unite the film and video game worlds. The films follow the story of Alice (Milla Jovovich) who sets out on a mission to find her identity and wipe out the T-Virus. As she journeys through
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M. Night Shyamalan's Split Wins the Box Office 2 Weeks in a Row

M. Night Shyamalan's Split Wins the Box Office 2 Weeks in a Row
While January doesn't often produce huge box office hits, fans have come out in full force for Oscar-nominated films like Hidden Figures and La La Land, which both continue to fare well with solid box office numbers throughout the month. Last weekend, M. Night Shyamalan's Split over-performed with an impressive box office win with $40 million, and it was certainly expected to repeat, even with three new releases hitting theaters. Joining the box office fray this weekend is Sony's Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Universal's A Dog's Purpose and The Weinstein Company's Gold. The race was expected to be much closer, but Split took advantage of a minimal second weekend drop to easily win with $26.2 million

The estimates from Box Office Mojo reveal that Split actually expanded into 161 more theaters for a total of 3,199, which may have helped minimize the traditional second weekend drop. The M. Night Shyamalan thriller only dropped 34.3% in its second weekend,
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Box Office: ‘Split’ Splinters ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Resident Evil’ to Repeat No. 1 on Friday

Box Office: ‘Split’ Splinters ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Resident Evil’ to Repeat No. 1 on Friday
Split” is once again twisting its way to the top of the box office after beating out newcomers “A Dog’s Purpose” and “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” on Friday. The film, from Universal via its partnership with Blumhouse Productions, earned nearly $8 million on Friday on its way to a $25 to $26 million second weekend at 3,199 locations.

“A Dog’s Purpose,” also distributed by Universal, but made by Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media, fetched $5.3 million from 3,058 theaters to put it solidly in second for the weekend.

“A Dog’s Purpose” met blowback when TMZ leaked a video showing a German Shepherd struggling during production. The video sparked outrage online and PETA called for a boycott, while the filmmakers have insisted that the clip did not accurately represent what happened on set. Still, Universal canceled the film’s intended premiere and press junket, and the situation dropped estimates for the film’s
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Review

I sit before you a broken, devastated Resident Evil fan after watching Paul W.S. Anderson’s final nail in Alice’s coffin, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. This is coming from a Resident Evil apologist, nonetheless. Someone who enthusiastically purchased the original trilogy on special edition. Someone who’s most swoon-worthy cinematic crush is Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine. Someone who goes to bat for Kevin Durand as Barry Burton, or refers to all six five previous Resident Evil movies as sweet horror junk food. These sentiments are wholly sincere, but even an Alice devotee like myself can’t recognize The Final Chapter as a fitting means to any franchise “end” (there’s always sequel potential). Abandon hope and pray for a swift finish all you want – welcome to the lowest depths of mainstream horror Hell.

Anderson’s “last” Re hurrah opens on Alice (Milla Jovovich), who rises from a Washington,
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Box Office: James McAvoy’s ‘Split’ Muzzling ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Resident Evil’

Box Office: James McAvoy’s ‘Split’ Muzzling ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Resident Evil’
James McAvoy’s horror-thriller “Split” is showing plenty of staying power, heading for its second consecutive victory at the North American box office with about $19 million at 3,199 sites, early estimates showed Friday.

The opening of controversial family drama “A Dog’s Purpose” appeared to be performing at the lower end of expectations in second — with about $18 million at 3,058 sites — following a boycott launched by PETA over a leaked video showing a German Shepherd struggling during production. The filmmakers have insisted that PETA and TMZ have mischaracterized what took place.

PETA’s PR attack appears to have had a moderate toll, given that forecasts before the boycott was launched were as high as $25 million. “Split” should dominate moviegoing on Friday with $7 million while “A Dog’s Purpose” puts its paws on about $5 million.

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Universal is handling both titles,
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Chris Hardwick Begins Turning into a Zombie in New Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Promo Video

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The Walking Dead fans know Chris Hardwick as the host of Talking Dead, but a new promo video features him as the host of the faux talk show Reviewing Evil. With special guests Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter on hand to talk about Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Hardwick begins to succumb to the zombifying effects of the T-virus…

“Things escalated quickly when Chris Hardwick sits down to chat with the stars of the #ResidentEvilMovie – Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter synopsis: “In “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. The film was written
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Box Office: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Licked by ‘Resident Evil’ on Thursday

Box Office: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Licked by ‘Resident Evil’ on Thursday
Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” opened with a solid $1 million at 2,464 North America locations in Thursday night previews.

That was more than double the take for Universal’s controversial family drama “A Dog's Purpose,” which launched with a moderate $455,000 in 2,255 domestic sites.

Resident Evil: Final Chapter” is projected to finish the weekend with about $13 million to $14 million at 3,104 sites. The film — which has a $40 million price tag — marks the sixth and final installment in the franchise adaptation of Capcom’s video game series.

Milla Jovovich — who has been in all six movies — portrays the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”), Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, South Korean actor Lee Joon-Gi and Fraser James also star with Paul W.S. Anderson returning to direct.

“A Dog’s Purpose” faces serious
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