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Locally Released by: C Interactive Digital Entertainment
Local Price: PhP 550.00 at Astroplus Megamall (as of June 14, 2008)
Runtime: 94 minutes
Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
MTRCB Rating: Restricted for Adults
Others: Closed Captioned, DVD9


Background:

The third installment in the massively popular film series based on Capcom's zombie horror/science fiction games, Resident Evil: Extinction brings the world to an end, not with a whimper but a bang, as Milla Jovovich's Alice pits her bio-organic superskills against armies of the undead in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas.

Special Features:

*Deleted Scenes
*Filmmakers Commentary
* The Making Of Featurettes:
      Alice Vision: Preproduction
      The Big Bang: Shooting Resident Evil: Extinction
      Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Undead Evolve
      Vegas Visual Effects: Miniatures
*The Players - The Cast Featurette
*Resident Evil Road Map

Monsterandcritics.com DVD Review:

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is a worthy successor to the movie series based upon a video game franchise. This outing continues on the strengths of the previous two films; stringing together a series of enjoyable action set pieces that moves so quickly that one doesn’t have time to realize that they are watching nothing more than one videogame scenario after another, instead of an actual story. RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION offers fans of the movie franchise more dumb fun, placing the action far in advance of the potential gore- the zombies are more cannon fodder for the shoot ‘em up sequences than the cannibalistic horror of other genre movies.

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION advances the premise of the first two films, plus it throws in a bit of THE ROAD WARRIOR to keep things interesting. The Umbrella Corporation’s contagion that ravaged Raccoon City in the second film has spread across the entire planet, reducing the majority of the word populace into flesh eating zombies. Additionally, the contagion has destroyed the eco system, turning almost every part of the world into a barren wasteland. The few uninfected human survivors need to remain on the move constantly, for if they stay too long in any one place- they find themselves a magnet for the voracious zombie hordes. So they move from place to place looking for supplies and for the precious gasoline that will allow them to keep moving. Milla Jovovich returns in the role of Alice, the Umbrella Corporation’s virus mutated one-woman killing machine, with a knack for obliterating the undead. The cast of RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION also features Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti, Christopher Egan, Spencer Locke, Matthew Marsden, Linden Ashby, Jason O'Mara and Mike Epps.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has made RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION available on DVD in a 2.40:1 widescreen presentation that has been enhanced for playback on 16:9 displays. The transfer looks terrific, offering a sharp and highly detail image. Colors are nicely saturated and stable, while flesh tones are generally appealing. Both the blacks and whites appear accurately rendered and contrast is reasonably smooth. Shadow detail is great most of the time, but there are moments that are intentionally indistinct. The film elements are free from defects. A grain structure is noticeable in some of the darker sequences, but isn’t excessive. Digital compression artifacts are never a concern.

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION comes an aggressively mixed Dolby Digital 5.1 channel soundtrack. All of the discrete channels are fully engaged during the numerous action sequences. The bass channel is deep and ratchets up the action. Fidelity is strong and the sound effects convincing. Dialogue is crisp, clean and always fully understandable (as if that’s important in a movie like this). French and Spanish 5.1 channel tracks are also encoded onto the DVD, as are English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Full motion video, animation and sound serve to enhance the DVD's interactive menus. Through the menus, one has access to standard scene selection and set up features, as well as the supplements. Starting things off is a running Audio Commentary with director Russell Mulcahy, producer Jeremy Bolt and writer/producer Paul W. S. Anderson. Eleven Deleted Scenes are also included, as are four Featurettes: Alice Vision: Pre-production (seven minutes), The Big Bang: Shooting Resident Evil: Extinction (thirteen minutes), Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Undead Evolve (six minutes) and Vegas Visual Effects: Miniatures (five minutes). A Preview of the upcoming CGI feature Resident Evil: Degeneration closes out the supplements.

As I’ve stated in the past, this movie series offers fans a whole lot of dumb fun; RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is no exception. Sony’s DVD looks and sounds great. So switch off your brain, pop yourself a big bag of microwave popcorn and enjoy!

WICKEDMONICKER USER REVIEW:

I loved this film and at last it is released locally..

The dvd from C-interative contains only 1 disc.

The film itself is in anamorphic widescreen; the Deleted Scenes special feature is I believe, letterboxed.. though the back cover did warn that the formats they printed may not apply to the special features.

Anyway, i think the price of this dvd will go down in 2 months or so.. or if on those big ass sales they have.. it'll probably go down to 350 at least.

Great buy if you loved the resident evil series or if youre just a zombie films fanatic like i am...
but for the rest who are not so antsy to buy this right away.. wait for the price drop! :D

Hope this helps you decide!
« Last Edit: Jun 16, 2008 at 09:28 AM by wickedmonicker »
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Imported C-Interactive DVD releases are getting more and more expensive! I guess they're emboldened by the positive feedback they've been getting lately. At least their titles go on sale quickly.

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You are so right!
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Imported C-Interactive DVD releases are getting more and more expensive! I guess they're emboldened by the positive feedback they've been getting lately. At least their titles go on sale quickly.

yup getting more and more expensive :)