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Resident evil: Ground zero - Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Paul WS Anderson

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Movie propaganda

Something evil and not human lurks in the forests outside Raccoon City.

Members of STARS (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) are called in to investigate a series of gruesome murders that happened on the outskirts of town. When they investigate strange happenings at a deserted mansion in the woods, they instead find a horror from beyond the grave. A powerful organisation dubbed "Umbrella" has unleashed a biological experiment that's turned their workers into the living dead. And now these zombies want to expand their ranks...

Based on the video game.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film horror thriller action zombie genetic alteration Umbrella Corporation game gaming

Persons of interest

  • Milla Jovovich .... Alice
  • Michelle Rodriguez .... Rain Ocampo
  • Ryan McCluskey .... Mr Grey
  • Oscar Pearce .... Mr Red
  • Indra Ové .... Ms Black
  • Anna Bolt .... Doctor Green
  • Joseph May .... Doctor Blue
  • Robert Tannion .... Doctor Brown
  • Heike Makatsch .... Doctor Lisa Addison
  • Jaymes Butler .... Clarence
  • Stephen Billington .... Mr White
  • Fiona Glascott .... Ms Gold
  • Eric Mabius .... Matt Addison
  • Colin Salmon .... One
  • Martin Crewes .... Chad Kaplan
  • Pasquale Aleardi .... JD Salinas
  • Paul WS Anderson .... Screenwriter
  • Paul WS Anderson .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Being based on (yet another) computer game, Resident evil has little hope of expanding the filmic oeuvre no matter how well it plays the genre. That said, there're lots of scary bits, lots of walking around and lots of shooting, just like in the game. As an action film, it's pretty cool: there are plenty of guns to shoot, plenty of targets to shoot at and plenty of claustrophobic, terror filled moments.

Milla Jovovich gets in some bad-ass bitch time, just beating out Michelle Rodriguez who is the feisty Latina soldier from hell. The boys get a bit of a look in in the action stakes, too, but even Arnie couldn't compete with Lara Croft. Chicks rule.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Special features:
    • Biographies
    • Commentary: Paul WS Anderson, Jeremy Bold (producer), Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez
    • Featurettes:
      • The making of Resident evil
      • Scoring Resident evil
      • Costumes
      • Set design
      • Zombie make-up tests
    • Music video: My plaque by Slipknot
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, Closed captions, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Horror theme, medium level violence)

Surveillance time

101 minutes (1:51 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 25 April 2002
DVD rental: 11 December 2002
VHS rental: 11 December 2002
DVD retail: 30 April 2003
VHS retail: 30 April 2003

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