The war against the zombies is on again, and this time it’s animated. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that it will release the direct-to-video toon feature Resident Evil: Degeneration on DVD, Blu-ray and PSP on Dec. 27. The CG sequel takes place seven years after the Raccoon City incident and has a horde of zombies unleashed at a major US airport.
Responding to a Level 5 Alert, Special Agent Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield discover flesh devouring zombies rampaging throughout Harvardville Airport. After rescuing Senator Davis from a grisly death, the pair learn that Curtis, a revenge-seeking terrorist, has masterminded the attack. Before they can catch him, Curtis injects himself with a sinister G virus and morphs into a monster. Now Leon and Claire must take down the mutated man-creature before he annihilates the planet.
This first animated Resident Evil production is produced by renown video-game producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (associate producer of Resident Evil: Apocalypse and producer of Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry 4), and directed by Makoto Kamiya (special effects director of L: Change The World, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack).
Extra features to be included on the disc include a sneak peek at the Resident Evil 5 video game, the making-of featurette The Generation of Degenertion, character profiles, voice bloopers, a trailer collection and a special interview with the character Leon. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the Interactive Picture-in-Picture (I-PIP) function, which gives viewers real-time access to multiple picture-in-picture streams featuring feature-length animatics, motion capture sessions and storyboards running concurrently with the movie. The title will carry a suggested retail price of $27.96 in DVD, $39.95 on Blu-ray and $24.94 on PSP. More information on the film can be found at www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/residentevildegeneration.