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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.

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Makoto Kamiya

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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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Evil Makes a Landing. See more »


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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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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the very end of the movie, before the credits roll, the company Tricell (Umbrella's replacement and merger) is briefly introduced, looking for any remains of the G-Virus. Tricell is more known in the next Resident Evil game, Resident Evil 5 (2009). See more »

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(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
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Finally a fair movie based on the game series
5 December 2008 | by mirwais-orbitSee all my reviews

Of course that, like Final Fantasy: Advent Children, RE: Degeneration was also made for the fans and for those ones who are familiar to the stories behind the happenings over the game series.

RE: Degeneration is an "episode" after the happenings of RE 2 and RE 4, so if you've already played these ones you will notice some familiarities, but if you haven't, what you already know by the crap movie trilogy is kinda useful. Anyway, its a lot enjoyable.

Even being a CG movie, it has a lot of action and the movie follows the same steps of each game of the series, so it has references of the games all the time like: the different big and rich scenarios that are more than just scenarios but part of the story and also enemies of the characters; the new characters being presented, each one of them having their very own importance in the story; the zombies that pops everywhere and also the final boss, that gets bigger and bigger on each new episode of the game series.

Of course that, the best thing about this movie is the great come back of some of the most loved characters of the series like the best and smartest special agent Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, a sweet girl that has the strength and courage of a lion. Both Leon and Claire are portrait here exactly like they are in the games.

The CG movie is also very faithful to the games, I mean... even the CG are similar to the games CG, giving the feeling that at any moment the game will starts or you will have to press a command at any moment, and that's very thrilling for the fans.

Well, that's it... that's sad for me to say - as a movie lover and also a RE fan that has been playing the series since 1996 - that the best Resident Evil movie is a CG movie, and that is a shame for the movie trilogy and everyone involved in it. The Resident Evil trilogy is a reputation destroyer for the game series and RE: Degeneration finally comes to deliver what the fans were missing: something new but faithful to the games.


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