The “Resident Evil” Film Series Gets 4K Ultra HD Debut This November! (Updated)

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Resident Evil Collection on 4K UHD (Image: PR)

(Update: September 5, 2020 – The Resident Evil Collection on 4K Ultra HD will release on November 17, 2020. The original article follows.)

Fans of the successful Resident Evil film franchise can look forward to owning the Resident Evil Collection on 4K Ultra HD come November 3, 2020.

From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, the upcoming Resident Evil Collection on 4K UHD is a limited-edition gift set that serves as the debut of the franchise on 4K UHD. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR. Again, the collection will be released on November 3, 2020.

According to the press release:

The RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION will include Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (both the original theatrical version and an extended cut), Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as well as hours of bonus content across all six films, including rare archival featurettes that have been previously unavailable on disc.

Based on the popular video game series by Capcom, the Resident Evil franchise stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Alice, a superhuman security expert pitted against the sinister Umbrella Corporation as the world’s population is transformed into flesh-eating creatures by one of its most dangerous biological weapons.

Resident Evil Bonus Features:

  • Blu-ray
    • Cast and Filmmakers’ Commentary
    • Visual Effects Commentary
    • Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Video Introduction
    • 12 Featurettes
    • “My Plague” Music Video by Slipknot
  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Theatrical Trailer

Resident Evil: Apocalypse Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Cast Commentary
    • Writer / Producer Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • “Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated” Documentary
    • “Corporate Malfeasance” Featurette
    • “Game Babes” Featurette
    • “Symphony of Evil” Featurette
  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
    • Theatrical Trailers

Resident Evil: Extinction Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray
    • “Under the Umbrella” Picture-in-Picture
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • 4 Featurettes
  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
    • Theatrical Trailers

Resident Evil: Afterlife Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray
    • “Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • 7 Featurettes
  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Alice Activated
    • Theatrical Trailers

Resident Evil: Retribution Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray
    • Director and Cast Commentary
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Project Alice: The Interactive Database
    • 8 Featurettes
  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Evil Goes Global
    • Undead Retribution
    • Theatrical Trailers

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Bonus Features

  • Blu-ray
    • Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
    • 3 Featurettes
  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
    • Creature Chronology
    • Theatrical Trailers

As for the specifications:

  • 4K Ultra HD: All films presented at 2160p Ultra High Definition resolution with HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio + DTS-HD MA 5.1 original theatrical audio tracks (DTS-HD MA 7.1 for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter); aspect ratios vary.
  • Blu-ray: All films presented at 1080p High Definition resolution; aspect ratios and audio configurations vary.

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Debuting back in 2002, the Resident Evil film series (consisting of six movies) went on to gross more than $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office against a production budget of approximately $280 million.

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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