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Two Iconic Franchises Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Debuts on 4K Ultra HD™ December 27
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
Debuts on 4K Ultra HD™ January 17
Both Films Offer the Ultimate Home Theater Experience
With High Dynamic Range and All-New Dolby Atmos® Soundtracks
CULVER CITY, Calif. (October 17, 2016) – Just as new installments in two iconic film franchises are hitting theaters, earlier films in their series are getting a 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) upgrade when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts the original UNDERWORLD on December 27 and RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE on January 17. Each 4K Ultra HD release will also include all the bonus materials from the earlier Blu-ray releases.
4K Ultra HD is the perfect way to experience these iconic action / horror films at 4K resolution in the home – both featuring four times the resolution of high definition, along with High Dynamic Range (HDR), which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays. Additionally, both films have been remixed specifically for the home theater environment with Dolby Atmos® audio, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
The all-new Underworld: Blood Wars is in theaters on January 6, with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter coming to theaters on January 27.
UNDERWORLD & RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 4K Ultra HD Releases Include:
§ Feature films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
§ Dolby Atmos soundtracks (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
§ Includes high-def Blu-rays featuring the films and special features
* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
In the Underworld, Vampires are a secret clan of modern aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street thugs who prowl the city’s underbelly. No one knows the origin of their bitter blood feud, but the balance of power between them turns even bloodier when a beautiful young Vampire warrior and a newly-turned Lycan with a mysterious past fall in love. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in this modern-day, action-packed tale of ruthless intrigue and forbidden passion ¬ all set against the dazzling backdrop of a timeless, Gothic metropolis.
Directed by Len Wiseman from a screenplay by Danny McBride and based on a story by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride, UNDERWORLD was produced by Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg and Richard Wright; and executive produced by Robert Bernacchi, Kevin Grevioux, Terry A. McKay, James McQuaide, Skip Williamson and Henry Winterstern. From Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment.
UNDERWORLD has a run time of approximately 121 minutes and is rated R for strong violence/gore and some language.
UNDERWORLD Blu-ray Special Features Include:
§ Audio commentary with director Len Wiseman, Kate Beckinsale, and Scott Speedman
§ Fang vs. Fiction
§ Storyboard Comparison
§ Music Video
§ 7 Featurettes
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE Synopsis
After a one-woman assault on the Umbrella Corporation’s fortress, Alice’s (Milla Jovovich) superhuman abilities are neutralized. Now, fleeing the Undead masses created by the T-virus, Alice reunites with Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) and her brother, Chris (Wentworth Miller). Together they take refuge with other survivors in an abandoned prison, where a savage zombie mob stands between them and the safety of "Arcadia." Escaping these bloodthirsty mutants will take an arsenal. But facing off with Albert Wesker and the Umbrella Corporation will take the fight for survival to a new level of danger.
Written and Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE was produced by Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Don Carmody, Bernd Eichinger, Samuel Hadida and Robert Kulzer; and executive produced by Victor Hadida and Martin Moszkowicz. From Screen Gems and Constantin Film.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE has a run time of approximately 97 minutes and is rated R for sequences of strong violence and language.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE Blu-ray Special Features Include:
§ Undead Vision: Picture-in-Picture
§ Audio Commentary
§ Deleted & Extended Scenes
§ 7 Featurettes