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Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Hretschmann, Sophie Vavasseur, Sandrine Holt, Raz Adoti, Jared Harris & Mike Epps

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two disc set includes audio commentary with director Alexander Witt, producer Jeremy Bolt, and executive producer Robert Kulzer; cast commentary featuring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, and Sienna Guillory; and writer and producer commentary with Paul W.S. Anderson and Bolt. There are also up-front ads. Disc Two includes a 50-minute segmented featurette highlighting the making of the sequel (and almost reanimating the game into a live action movie). Additional featurettes include the 11-minute Game Babes, eight-minute Symphony Of Evil (visual effects compositing comparisons), and the three-minute discussion about the Umbrella Corporation in Corporate Malfeasance. There are also 20 deleted scenes, a three-minute outtakes reel, a poster gallery featuring five submissions created for an online poster design contest, the theatrical trailer, theatrical teaser, and trailers for additional features from Columbia TriStar.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03795
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Non-Stop Violence, Language, Some Nudity.
(Retail Price): $28.96
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/28/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alexander Witt
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Picking up where the first movie left off, Resident Evil: Apocalypse finds Alice (Jovovich) still battling the living dead who are overtaking Raccoon City. Alice discovers that her only hope for help against the zombie menace comes with a price. She is given the assignment of finding and safely returning scientist Charles Ashford

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture looks great! Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones of the living, vibrant hues, and endless blacks. Shadow delineation is spot-on and crucial to allowing adequate visual information in the many dark scenes. Images are sharp and detailed, with sometimes intricate textures. The picture is often very clean, though some scenes do have a

With some intense bass through each of the six channels in this Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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