Seven years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon and Claire are back as the war against the zombies rages on in Resident Evil: Degeneration, a co-production of CAPCOM Co., Ltd. and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd. based on the popular video game franchise.

Making its worldwide theatrical debut in Japan on October 18, 2008, Resident Evil: Degeneration will be exhibited in the US at the New York City Horror Film Festival on November 13th and at a screening in Los Angeles on November 18th hosted by Fangoria.

Produced by renown gaming producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (associate producer of Resident Evil: Apocalypse and video game 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), Resident Evil: Degeneration is a spectacular, CG-animated thrill-ride that takes the terrifying zombie action of the blockbuster Resident Evil franchise to a whole new level with jaw-dropping visual effects and heart-pounding suspense.

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The "Umbrella Incident" that took place in Raccoon City ended with a missile attack ordered by the government intended to wipe out the deadly zombie virus. Following this catastrophe, the Umbrella Corporation's stock plummeted, bankrupting the business giant. Seven years later, at an airport in the Heartland of America, a commercial airliner unwittingly delivers some deadly cargo. Now, in an airport beginning to fill with the undead, the horrific disaster is about to repeat itself.

The war against the zombies rages on as you've never seen it before in Resident Evil Degeneration, arriving on Blu-ray™ High-Def, DVD and PSP this December 30, 2008, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Resident Evil Degeneration is a spectacular, CG-animated thrill-ride that takes the terrifying zombie action of the blockbuster Resident Evil franchise to a whole new level with jaw-dropping visual effects and heart-pounding suspense. Seven years after the Raccoon City incident, a horde of zombies is unleashed at a major US airport. Fan favorites Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy quickly arrive on the scene to combat the zombie rampage in classic, high octane Resident Evil style.

Resident Evil: Degeneration comes equipped with an arsenal of exciting special features, including a sneak peek at the Resident Evil 5 video game, the official "The Generation of DEGENERATION" featurette, character profiles, voice bloopers, a trailer collection, and a special interview with the character "Leon." Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc™ is the groundbreaking Interactive Picture-in-Picture (I-PIP), which gives viewers real-time access to multiple picture-in-picture streams.  Flip through feature-length animatics, motion capture and storyboard channels as they run concurrent to the movie. Fans won't want to miss the excitement when RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION arrives this December 30, available at an SRP of $39.95 (Blu-ray™), $27.96 (DVD) and $24.94 (PSP).

 

Synopsis

Responding to a Level 5 Alert, Special Agent Leon Kennedy, joined by 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. Can Leon and Claire take down the mutated man-creature before he annihilates the planet or will the infectuous, deadly virus take over the world?

 

Resident Evil Degeneration was produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi (associate producer of Resident Evil: Apocalypse and video game 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). It has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and rating pending.

 

DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def Bonus Material

- Resident Evil 5 video game trailers

- The Generation of DEGENERATION Featurette

- Character Profiles

- Voice Bloopers

- Faux Leon Interview

- Resident Evil: Degeneration Trailers

 

Also, Only on Blu-ray™ High-Def:

- "BonusView" Interactive PiP:  Viewers will have the unprecedented ability to access one of three picture-in-picture streams at any point during the film.

- Pop-Up Trivia Track

- BD-Live Enabled

- Picture-in-Picture (I-PIP)Compatible Blu-ray™ players and PlayStation 3 use an Ethernet or wi-fi connection to access a remote, studio supported web portal where exclusive content and previews can be downloaded directly to the BD player.