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March 4, 2009
Press Release
CAPCOM
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s
Full-length CG Film "Resident Evil: Degeneration"
Ships over 1.5 Million Units Worldwide!


  Capcom Co., Ltd. (Chuo-ku, Osaka; Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO) and Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; Shigekazu Takeuchi and Charles Falcetti Jr., Representative Directors) are pleased to announce that their co-produced CG-animated film ResidentEvil: Degeneration (Biohazard: Degeneration in Japan) has shipped over 1.5 million units worldwide on DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and UMD.

  Resident Evil: Degeneration is the first full-length CG animated film based on the popular Resident Evil video game franchise. The film was first shown in limited release in Japan at digital cinemas starting on October 18, 2008, and during its two-week run, every showing was sold out.

  Following the Japanese release on December 26, 2008, Resident Evil: Degeneration was released for home viewing in North America and Europe. Despite the recent global economic downturn, Resident Evil fans showed their support by urchasing over 1.5 million copies of Resident Evil: Degeneration. In addition, the Blu-ray Disc™ version received many accolades, including being awarded the first Digital Entertainment Group Japan (DEG Japan) Award – Blu-ray Prize for Best Interactivity.

  The Resident Evil series has been thrilling fans since 1996 when it introduced the survival horror genre to home video game consoles. The series has collectively shipped over 35.5 million units worldwide.

  The Resident Evil franchise has continually delivered top-rated entertainment experiences to the world market via Capcom’s video games and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s live-action Resident Evil films. The success of Resident Evil: Degeneration is another example of the positive results of Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s collaborative business enterprises.


 

 

【Product Details】
1. TitleRESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION
2. Staff(1) Director – Makoto Kamiya (Japan Sinks, L Change the WorLd )
(2) Writer – Shota Sugu (Kokaku Kidotai: Stand Alone Complex, Casshern )
(3) Production – DIGITAL FRONTIER (Appleseed, Ex Machina)
(4) Producer – Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Capcom (Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry 4 )
3. Content
    (DVD)
<Film>
96 minutes/Color/Dolby Digital 5.1 ch Surround Sound/Subtitles: Japanese, English
<Special Features>
(1) Making of: The Generation of DEGENERATION
(2) Character Profiles
(3) Interview with Leon S. Kennedy
(4) Bloopers (4 kinds)
(5) Select Footage from Resident Evil 5
(6) Theatrical Trailers
4. Release Date December 26, 2008
5. Price (1) DVD \4,980(inc. tax)
(2) Blu-ray \5,980(inc. tax)
(3) UMD \ 3,990(inc. tax)
(4) Blu-ray BOX with figure \12,800(inc. tax)


 

©CAPCOM CO.,LTD./Resident Evil CG Film Partners



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Capcom Co., Ltd. Public Relations Office
3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
http://www.capcom.co.jp TEL:+81-6-6920-3623 FAX:+81-6-6920-5108

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http://sonypictures.jp TEL:+81-3-6721-2711  FAX:+81-3-6721-2500

 

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