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Resident Evil (1996)

Bio Hazard (original title)
The RPD are investigating strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris, are sent to locate missing team members. While there mutated dogs cause them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.

Directors:

Shinji Mikami (as Mikami Shinji), Mitsuhisa Hosoki (as Hosoki Mtsuhisa) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Kenichi Iwao (scenario) (as Iwao Kenichi), Yasuyuki Saga (background story) (as Saga Yasuyuki)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charlie Kraslavsky Charlie Kraslavsky ... Chris Redfield (live action scenes) (as Charlie)
Inezh Inezh ... Jill Valentine (live action scenes)
Greg Smith Greg Smith ... Barry Burton (live action scenes) (as Gregory)
Linda Rodriguez Linda Rodriguez ... Rebecca Chambers (live action scenes) (as Linda)
Eric Pirius Eric Pirius ... Albert Wesker (live action scenes) (as Eric)
Jason Wool Jason Wool ... Joseph Frost (live action scenes) (as Jason)
Ward Sexton Ward Sexton ... Narrator (voice) (as Ward E. Sexton)
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Storyline

The elite S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team of the Raccoon City Police Department are investigating some strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. On its way, the Bravo S.T.A.R.S team go missing. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris' team, are sent to locate them. While searching, they find the crashed helicopter but are set upon by mutated dogs, causing them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion. Written by dreamian

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Evil is Only a Word. The Reality is Much Worse. See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 September 1997 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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1.85 : 1
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After the start of the introduction, shows a newspaper with the word "bizzare" spelled wrong. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chris Redfield: [voiceover] Alpha Team is flying around the forest zone situated in North-west Raccoon City, where we are searching for the helicopter of our compatriots, Bravo Team, who disappeared during the middle of our mission. Bizarre murder cases have recently occurred in Raccoon City. There are outlandish reports of families being attacked by a group of about ten people. Victims... were apparently eaten. Bravo Team went to the hideout of the group, and disappeared.
Jill Valentine: [voiceover] Look Chris!
Chris Redfield: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The US version of Director's Cut was marketed as containing the same uncensored FMV footage as the original Japanese version of the game, but only contained the same censored footage as the previous US version. Reportedly, this was a localization error done by the developers in which the uncensored footage was erronously replaced by the edited footage according to Capcom USA. Despite this, Capcom never recalled the game to fix the alleged mistake, nor did they include uncensored footage in the US release of the Dual Shock version (despite having the opportunity of doing so). See more »

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Moonlight Sonata
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An enhanced version of "Biohazard"
3 December 2000 | by action-6See all my reviews

"Biohazard Director`s Cut"(called "Resident Evil" outside of Japan) contains three different versions of "Biohazard". The first version is exactly the same as the first game, the second one is the same as the first game but a lot easier, and the third version is what this game is all about: the re-arranged version. In this version there is quite a few changes that`ll please veterans. The two main-characters now have a new set of clothes, some of the camera-angles have been changed, some new dialogue is put in there, the clothing on some of the walls have changed, there are more zombies and monsters and all the items in the game are to be found at different places. All these changes have been made to make the game as different from the original as possible, and it is a huge success. I love "Biohazard" and I was very pleased to learn that a director`s cut-version of the game was coming out. If you already got the first game, and aren`t particularly fond of it, you shouldn`t really buy this game, but if you love the original game, this is worth picking up, and remember that the game comes with a playable demo of "Biohazard 2". 10/10


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