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Resident Evil: Degeneration
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Production crew
DirectorMakoto Kamiya
Producer(s)Jun Takeuchi
WriterShotaro Suga
Corporate information
DistributorSony Pictures Entertainment
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production information
Release dateJapan: October 18, 2008
North America: December 27, 2008
LanguageEnglish
Runtime96 minutes
Official websiteresidentevilcg.com
Last edit: 21 days ago. (Purge)


Resident Evil: Degeneration (バイオハザード ディジェネレーション biohazard DEGENERATION) is the first full-length CG animation feature based upon the Resident Evil series of games. It was announced by Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan on October 29, 2007.

Unlike the live-action Resident Evil film franchise, Degeneration is set within the same canon universe as the original video games, taking place "seven years from Raccoon City." The teaser included with the Resident Evil: Extinction DVD and Blu-ray Disc confirmed the appearance of Leon Scott Kennedy and Claire Redfield. The film made its premiere in Japan on October 11, 2008 at the Tokyo Game Show, and was released nationwide one week later on October 18, before coming to DVD and Blu-ray in North America on December 27, 2008.

PlotEdit


ProductionEdit

Initial planning for the film began in Autumn 2006.[excerpt 1] With Sony Pictures being the distributor to the live-action films, it was agreed that they would collaborate with Capcom to produce a feature-length CG film, with Hiroyuki Kobayashi being selected as the producer.[excerpt 2] The development of the script took some six months.[excerpt 3]

Cast/AppearancesEdit

Character English VA Japanese VA

Leon S. Kennedy

Paul Mercier Jin Yamanoi

Claire Redfield

Alyson Court Yūko Kaida
Angela Miller Laura Bailey Mabuki Antou
Greg Glenn Steve Blum Masanori Takeda
Frederic Downing Crispin Freeman Masashi Ebara
Curtis Miller Roger Craig Smith Rikiya Koyama
Senator Ron Davis Michael Sorich Masashi Hirose
Rani Chawla Michelle Ruff Akiko Yajima
Ingrid Hannigan Salli Saffioti
Aunt Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
1998 US President (shown in a clip) Kirk Thornton
Chris Redfield (Mentioned only)
William Birkin (Flashback only)

Uncredited AppearancesEdit

(all except for Miguel Grandé are conjectural based on their professions and/or roles in the story)

Production CrewEdit

DVD and Blu-RayEdit

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray release of Resident Evil: Degeneration on December 27, 2008.

  • Walmart has an exclusive pack that includes Resident Evil: Degeneration on DVD with a Degeneration T-Shirt
  • Also an exclusive steelbook that includes a bonus disk, Program Alice: Activated.

VideoEdit

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (DVD)
  • 1080P 1.78:1 Widescreen (Blu-ray)

SoundEdit

  • English and Portuguese DD5.1 Surround;
  • French, Spanish and Thai Dolby Surround (DVD)
  • English 5.1 Dolby True HD;
  • French, Spanish, Portuguese and Thai DD5.1 Surround (Blu-ray)

Special FeaturesEdit

Features marked with the asterisk are Blu-ray exclusive:

  • English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles
  • The Generation of DEGENERATION featurette
  • Character Profiles
  • Voice Bloopers
  • Faux Leon Interview (actually an interview with Leon's mo-cap actor)
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration Trailers
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration Tokyo Game Show Trailer
  • Resident Evil 5 Special Footage
  • "BonusView" Interactive PiP: Viewers will have the ability to access one of three picture-in-picture streams at any point during the film (feature length animatics, motion capture and storyboard)*
  • Pop-Up Trivia Track*
  • BD-Live Enabled*

GameEdit

A non-canon game based on Degeneration has been made for the cell phone N-Gage entitled biohazard DEGENERATION. [1]. Only Leon is playable in the game. Claire also appears in the game but is not playable.

Further notesEdit

  • Claire Redfield, Leon Scott Kennedy, and Ingrid Hannigan reprise their roles from the video game series, and are voiced by the same actors.
  • The movie takes place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
  • Leon's primary weapon in the movie is the same Handgun that he used in Resident Evil 4
  • Chris Redfield is referenced in the film when Leon and Claire discuss the career paths they took.
  • When Claire goes to look for survivors in the airport she was given an umbrella that had exactly the same colour pattern as Umbrella corporations logo to use as a weapon. Claire even noted the irony in the movie.
  • Soundtrack clips from Resident Evil 2 game are used in the theatrical trailer.
  • When Frederic Downing shuts his office door, the sound of it closing is the same sound of players closing doors in the early Resident Evil games.
  • At the end of the film, TRICELL is seen collecting the remains of Curtis. They would become one of the main antagonists in Resident Evil 5.
  • During Hardvardville's quarantine, there is a news reporter that has the same attire as Alyssa Ashcroft from the outbreak series.
  • This is the first film produced by Capcom. Hollywood's only contributions were the voice actors and live motion capture actors.
  • There is an iPhone game based on Degeneration.
  • Leon's jacket is modified slightly from his Bomber Jacket, to a leather HellCat Jacket.
  • In the Raccoon City flashback, while Leon talks with Claire, it shows Leon wielding his VP70 pistol and Claire wielding a M1100 Shotgun, which is odd, since Claire can't acquire a Shotgun in her storyline of Resident Evil 2.
  • In the movie the United States Marine Corps Soldiers are depicted wearing Army Combat Uniforms. The ACU's are strictly Army Issue, the Marine Corps have their own "Digital" camouflage pattern called MARPAT which is Woodland or Desert Colored.

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SourcesEdit

excerpts
  1. Excerpt from official Japanese website:
    Planning for "biohazard DEGENERATION" rose up in autumn 2006. (「バイオハザードディジェネレーション」の企画が立ち上がったのは2006年秋。 'Baiohazādodijenerēshon' no kikaku ga tachiagatta no wa 2006-nen aki.?)
  2. Excerpt from official Japanese website:
    "実写版を配給しているソニー・ピクチャーズが、 今度はフルCG作品を製作するべく、 カプコンへ共同作業のオファーをし、 プロデューサーをカプコンの小林裕幸が務めることになる。"
  3. "Excerpt from official Japanese website":
    "台本を半年かけて作り上げ、その間にキャラクターデザインを並行してない、ティーザー予告映像をして作るための絵コンテやティーザー向けのモーションキャプチャー作業も着々と進めていく。"
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