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Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon (original title)
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Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.

Director:

Makoto Kamiya

Writers:

Shotaro Suga (screenplay), Shinji Mikami (video game) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Mercier ... Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Alyson Court ... Claire Redfield (voice)
Laura Bailey ... Angela Miller (voice)
Roger Craig Smith ... Curtis Miller (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Frederic Downing (voice)
Michelle Ruff ... Rani Chawla (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Senator Ron Davis (voice)
Salli Saffioti ... Ingrid Hunnigan (voice) (as Salli Safiotti)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Aunt (voice)
Steve Blum ... Greg Glenn (voice)
Michael McConnohie ... WilPharma CEO (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... President (voice)
Cindy Robinson ... Various (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Various (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Various (voice) (as Kari Walgren)
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Storyline

Seven years after the Raccoon City incident, a man heartbroken from losing loved ones in the destroyed city unleashes a remnant T-Virus in an airport, forcing special agent Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, close allies and hardened survivors of the Raccoon City incident, to quell the outbreak and discover the truth behind it all.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil: Degeneration See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$403,117
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Like in the game, the CG movie comes with an entire arsenal of new and old but familiar weapons. Leon uses the same USP .45 with laser and tactical illumination as the one he used in Resident Evil 4 (2005), along with a Glock 26 for backup. The senator's bodyguards used the standard Glock 17 handguns when they shot the first zombie in the airport terminal. The standard weapon used in this CG Movie by SRT units, the soldiers and once by Leon to bring down the bridge on top of Curtis' monster ego, with the exception of Angela who uses a Custom MP5 and a Glock 26 with a compensator. The weapons used by the bad guy, Frederic Downing, is a Walther PPK (seems to be a British favorite). The airport security guy with the MP7A1, depicted in the Trailer being attacked by a zombie was nowhere to be seen in the movie. See more »

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(at around 25 mins) During the Airport escape scene, one character armed with an M4 Carbine shoots continuously beyond the ammo capacity of his gun without ever reloading. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
PFBC Reporter (Raccoon City): Can you see that area behind me beneath the red-tinted sky? That is what's left of Raccoon City after the military fired a missile at it.
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Performed by Anna Tsuchiya
Lyrics by Michiko Motohashi
Music by Luca
Arrangement by CHOKUbich
Courtesy of MAD PRAY Records
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From someone familiar with Resident Evil....
4 December 2008 | by neomage23See all my reviews

It is my opinion that this movie is quite excellent for what it is...and it is a "survival horror film" - and, at that, it is inspired with by a lot of information in the RE games.

From the standpoint of a Resident evil fan, I was so incredibly frustrated with the Paul Anderson films. I mean, it's like the dude never even heard of Resident Evil. Somehow, though, he's made three films about it. He doesn't follow the storyline of the games. I really wish that they would pull the plug on "Anderson" and make another animated film. It would be especially cool if they based the next animated film on events involving background (or continuation of) the upcoming game RE5. The games Resident Evil 1-4 + Code:Veronica - all of them had interesting story lines. The books written by SD Perry had interesting story lines and were well written. Anderson is not a good movie maker.

But I digress...

From the standpoint of an avid film watcher...the animation was excellent, the storyline was interesting, and the voice acting was good. I can see how this movie might seem a little campy or bland if you don't like survival horror movies or concepts, but I liked it...a lot.

If they had added an hour to this film and filled that hour with "flashback sequences" or something similar that explained more about the background of the story I think it would have been a superb, top notch survival horror film. I really hope they make another...

-neo P.S. Nice job Shotaro Suga!


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