Sony has announced it will ring in the new year with the mutant zombies of 'Resident Evil,' when it brings the two remaining films in the trilogy to Blu-ray this January as both stand-alone releases and in a complete box set version.
Adapted from the smash video game, the original 'Resident Evil' scared up over $100 million at the worldwide box office back in 2002, spawning a franchise that included 2004's 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse,' and this year's 'Resident Evil: Extinction,' which has been billed as the last in the trilogy.
Although Sony issued the second film in the series on Blu-ray this past January, the first film had (until now) been MIA, and 'Extinction' is only now just winding down its run in theaters. That will all change on January 2nd (a rare Wednesday release, a day after the New Year's holiday), when Sony will unleash both 'Resident Evil' and 'Extinction' in stand-alone versions, as well as a complete 'Resident Evil Trilogy' box set containing all three films.
The studio hasn't provided any tech specs or supplemental details yet on either of the new 'Resident Evil' releases, but a full press release is expected in the coming days. Needless to say, we'll keep you posted.
List prices will run the gamut, from $28.98 for 'Resident Evil,' $39.98 for 'Resident Evil: Extinction,' and $59.98 for the complete 'Resident Evil Trilogy.'
As always, you'll find preliminary disc details for 'Resident Evil,' 'Resident Evil: Extinction' and the 'Resident Evil Trilogy' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where all are indexed under January 2, 2008.