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Resident Evil: Death Island [Blu-ray]

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Nestled between 'Resident Evil: Vendetta' and 'Resident Evil 7: Biohazard', director Eiichirô Hasumi and writer Makoto Fukami's 'Death Island' graces our heroes' faces and nauseating slime soaks a reptilian creature's bulbous musculature, there aren't any indications of damage, fatigue or

tunnel. There's an extended battle between Leon and a femme fatale, even if it relies on an Ultimate Warrior rebound late in the brawl to determinefrom the fanbase is probably the most relevant take my review has to provide, as I'm admittedly new to the animated corner of the saga. I've at on its own, were it not for the second. The true star of the show is a ground-pounding, zombie-blasting Dolby Atmos mix sure to give you all

infusing little weight into the conflict. Flip on your videogame brain, though, and it's a solid bit of harmless, fan-serving shoulder shruggery that The action is decent too, not quite tapping into that sense of limited ammunition that added tension to playing the games, but still affording a palpable threat through the new method of infection, which sees the virus spread in ways the protagonists simply can't keep up with. Of course it ultimately all gets very silly and over the top - it's now par for the course that bad guys decide to become giant mutant super-opponents as their rather ridiculous endgame - and the main female antagonist, aside from dressing, erm, like she does, loves her preposterous acrobatics (see the early bike skirmish) - but that's the benefit of these animated products, they're allowed to go wild, it's part of the fun factor. Genesis of Death Island (HD, 9 minutes) - The animated filmmakers behind Death Island line up to chat legacycinematic shots certainly help mask the humans' action-figure rigidness, but look no further than screenshots to see how little articulation and Resident Evil: Death Island (2023) will be available in this 4k Blu-ray/Digital SteelBook edition from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, as well as on Blu-ray and DVD. Aside from a more clear-cut plot than any previous entries have enjoyed, the animation has had a serious upgrade here, with some stunning, near-photorealistic character design (unsurprisingly more lavish attention to detail is placed upon the frequently underdressed female characters). Part and parcel with this is the new design of Jill Valentine (present on the newer games too), who now bears a striking resemblance to Natalie Portman, and who comfortably gets the best visual attention in the production. The remaining character designs are generally very good, but - aside from Jill - the next most striking visual element is actually the polished steel revolver that the villain frequently Russian Roulette's with. It's easily the best looking animated production in the franchise.

Moderately entertaining at times, Death Island suffers from melodramatic flourishes, so-so voice acting, a second act that drags, and the

brings the 'Resident Evil' story to San Francisco, where Jill Valentine (voiced by Nicole Tompkins) is dealing with a new T-virus that's caused yet investigating a monstrous fish that is killing whales in the bay. With the help of Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill),

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