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Resident Evil: Afterlife Debuts on DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D

On December 28th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash the deadly T-virus into homes everywhere when Resident Evil: Afterlife explodes onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.

Press Release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Culver City, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2010) – On December 28th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash the deadly T-virus into homes everywhere when Resident Evil: Afterlife explodes onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray 3D will flood veins with adrenaline and kick viewers into survival mode in 1080p high definition 3D, optimized for the latest 3D playback devices and eyewear, but also including a backwards-compatible 2D version of the film that plays on all existing Blu-ray players. For those who prefer their zombies safely in two dimensions, Resident Evil: Afterlife will also be offered on 2D Blu-ray and DVD the same day.

Based on one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, Resident Evil: Afterlife opens with Alice (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil, The Fifth Element) on a lonely and dangerous hunt for survivors in a decimated world crawling with the Undead. On her quest for the alleged safe-haven “Arcadia,” she finds survivors Claire and Chris Redfield (Ali Larter, “Heroes”, Resident Evil: Extinction and Wentworth Miller, “Prison Break”, Underworld), and the smoldering trio heats up the screen as they ravenously set their sights on taking down the evil Chairman of the Umbrella Corporation, Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts, Edge of Darkness) and hordes of the Undead along the way.

When the bloodshed is over and the credits roll, be warned that the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D live on with horror-filled special features, including eight deleted scenes, seven featurettes, an “Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture Video, filmmaker and cast commentary, a blooper reel and movieIQ+sync, which allows users to access real time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie via BD-Live™. The DVD release offers filmmaker and cast commentary and two featurettes.

Also included on both the DVD and the Blu-ray editions of Resident Evil: Afterlife is a teaser trailer for an all-new CG-animated installment in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Damnation. Resident Evil: Afterlife will be available for the SRP of $34.95 (Blu-ray), $39.95 (Blu-ray 3D) and $28.95 (DVD).

Resident Evil: Afterlife SynopsisIn a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Directed and written by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), Resident Evil: Afterlife stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller. Resident Evil: Afterlife was executive produced by Martin Moszkowicz (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Victor Hadida (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Black Dahlia).

2D Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Special Features·         Sneak Peek of Resident Evil: Damnation·         movieIQ+sync·         “Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture Video·         Filmmaker Commentary·         Eight Deleted Scenes·         Outtakes·         Seven Featuretteso        Back Under the Umbrella: Directing Afterlifeo        Band of Survivors: Casting Afterlifeo        Undead Dimension: Resident Evil in 3Do        Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlifeo        Vision of the Apocalypse: The Design of Afterlifeo        New Blood: The Undead of Afterlifeo        Pwning the Undead: Gamers of the Afterlife

DVD Special Features·         Sneak Peek of Resident Evil: Damnation·         Filmmaker Commentary·         Two Featuretteso        Band of Survivors: Casting Afterlifeo        Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlife

Resident Evil: Afterlife has a running time of 97 minutes. The picture is Rated R for sequences of strong violence and language. Artwork and 2D digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

The Blu-ray 3D version of Resident Evil: Afterlife is BD-Live™ enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the discs via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. BD-Live provides the opportunity to view exclusive content, register for Blu-ray Club rewards, provide feedback through our survey and experience interactive special features. The Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club rewards consumers in the U.S. for purchasing and registering BD-Live enabled Sony Blu-ray movies. Members can redeem accumulated points for cool Sony products, plus enter to win cash and prizes in daily sweepstakes and more. For details visit www.sonyrewards.com/bluray. SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENTSony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

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