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Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

Biohazard Regeneration (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) | 7 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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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

(at around 1h 10 mins) After the time bomb goes off, Claire Redfield goes up the elevator to the control room. We can see a monitor on the right of the screen which resembles the single open eye motif used at the start of the first Resident Evil game. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) When the central garden at Wilpharma is incinerated, Leon and Angela escape through a drainage system and are fully submerged in water. A few seconds later, their hair and clothing seem perfectly dry. See more »

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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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Best Resident Evil Movie Ever (...but that's not saying much.)
18 November 2008 | by octavalvehandleSee all my reviews

I just got back from the West Coast premiere of RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION. Overall it was fun but I'm a big fan of the RESIDENT EVIL video games. If you loves zombies or the games, it's a must. Otherwise, you may want to skip it.

It sort of reminded me of one long cut-scene from the games but I like the RE cut-scenes, so that's a good thing. It also has a genuine Japanese RE feel to it unlike those disappointing live-action movies.

I was hoping the story would have more relevance to the events of the games. Despite having Claire and Leon and a lot of other key elements, this seemed like a standalone adventure. (But we'll have to wait for RE 5 to see for sure.) If anything, it's a bit like an RE2 sequel but I would have preferred more appearance by the classic T-virus zombies.

The computer animation and motion capture mix sometimes makes the characters look like creepy mannequins. And the cheesy over dramatic dialog coming of their plastic faces causes a lot of unintentional laughs. When Leon Kennedy stands still, he looks like a photo printed on a piece of cardboard. And his personality is equally cardboard. But the RE games were never known for their acting. The 7 stars I'm giving this is for fans only. If you are not into the games, it may seem like a 2 to you.

(On DVD and Blu-Ray December 30, 2008)


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