The “Resident Evil” films with Milla Jovovich are a remarkable special cinema case: Although fans of the survival horror video game series regularly complained about a lack of loyalty to the original and several entries in the film series brought bad reviews, the saga made it to a whopping six parts. And they certainly have their following: With a gross of 1.2 billion dollars, the action and horror blending “Resident Evil” series is the highest-grossing zombie saga in film history. It is also the third highest-grossing horror franchise in cinemas.
The series directed by Alexander Witt, Russell Mulcahy and above all by Paul WS Anderson has already received several complete sets on DVD and Blu-ray. Now Constantin Film is also providing an upgrade: On September 8, 2022, a 4K complete set of the “Resident Evil” series will be released for the first time. The collection is limited to just 1,000 pieces and numbered.
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The series around Jovovich in the role of Alice ran fairly reliably in cinemas from 2002 to 2016, even if the sequels “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”, “Resident Evil: Extinction”, “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and “Resident Evil: Retribution “ were quite confusingly titled for outsiders and only “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” appeared again in a self-explanatory way. Following the theatrical release of the reboot “Welcome to Raccoon City”, which is closer to the games, question marks have popped up again:
Then at $42 million, the franchise’s cinematic reboot took in just over a seventh of what Resident Evil: The Final Chapter generated at the box office. Although plans have already been formulated as to how the new film continuity will continue, a sequel has not yet been denied or officially announced. So these are uncertain times for Resident Evil fans given the Netflix series’ quick end…
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