Sony Pictures schedules Resident Evil, Piranha flicks for Blu-ray 3D release

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Sony Pictures schedules Resident Evil, Piranha flicks for Blu-ray 3D release
Sony Pictures queued up a couple of new Blu-ray 3D releases, revealing that Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D will arrive on shelves December 28, while Piranha 3D is getting ready for a January 11, 2011 release across 3D, Blu-ray 2D and DVD formats. The December release schedule is quickly filling up with 3D, with Despicable Me, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Step Up 3D already slated for retail release next month. Check after the break for a full list of special features on both, plus another box shot and trailer for Resident Evil.

Special Features:
# PS3 Wallpaper Theme
# movieIQ™+sync and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie!
# Undead Vision: Picture-in-Picture
# Filmmaker Commentary
# Deleted & Extended Scenes
# Outtakes
# Back Under the Umbrella: Directing Afterlife
# Band of Survivors: Casting Afterlife
# Undead Dimension: Resident Evil in 3D
# Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlife
# Vision of the Apocalypse: The Design of Afterlife
# New Blood: The Undead of Afterlife
# Pwning the Undead: Gamers of the Afterlife

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The Classic Franchise taken to a Frighteningly Fun & Sexy New Dimension

Starring Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O'Connell


The Feeding Frenzy Begins January 11th

Tearing Through the Screen on Blu-ray 3D™, 2D Blu-ray™ & DVD

Culver City, CA (11/1/10) – On January 11th, the hilariously gory, sexy action thriller PIRANHA shows its teeth on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by acclaimed genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) and starring Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress in a Leading Role, 1995, Leaving Las Vegas), Adam Scott (TV's "Party Down", Leap Year), Jerry O'Connell (TV's "The Defenders", Scream 2), Ving Rhames (Dawn of the Dead, Mission: Impossible series), Steven R. McQueen (TV's "Vampire Diaries"), Jessica Szohr (TV's "Gossip Girl") and sizzling Playboy cover girl Kelly Brock (The Italian Job), and with cameos by Eli Roth (Hostel series) and Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series), PIRANHA sent critics and moviegoers into a frenzy of amusement this summer with its shocking mix of horror, humor and sex. Now action and horror fans can experience the movie The New York Times called "the future of cinema" at home with the latest in eye-popping, truly immersive high definition 3D home entertainment technology.

The PIRANHA Blu-ray and DVD include a swarm of killer bonus features, including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary, storyboard comparisons and extensive behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Featuring buckets of blood, gratuitous nudity and can't miss cameos by Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series), plus horror maestro Eli Roth (Hostel I and II), PIRANHA is destined to thrill every action, horror and thriller fan on land...or on water!

PIRANHA is priced to own on Blu-ray 3D for $39.95 SRP, Blu-ray for $34.95 and DVD for $28.95 SRP.


Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

PIRANHA was written by Peter Goldfinger (Sorority Row) & Josh Stolberg (Sorority Row). It was produced by Alexandre Aja (P2), Mark Canton (300, Letters to Juliet), Gregory Levasseur (Mirrors, P2) and Marc Toberoff (Bottle Shock, It's Alive). Executive producers are Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Alix Taylor, Louis G. Friedman and J. Todd Harris. It was distributed by Dimension Films and has a run time of approximately 89 minutes. It is rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

Blu-ray 3D* Bonus Material

· Filmmaker Commentary

· 10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

· In addition to the 3D version of the film, the Blu-rau 3D contains a 2D version playable on all existing Blu-ray players

Blu-ray Bonus Material

· Filmmaker Commentary

· Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary

· Deleted Storyboard Sequences

· 10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

· Storyboard Gallery

· Piranha 3D Trailer & TV Spots

DVD Bonus Material

· Filmmaker Commentary

· 5 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

*Bonus material on the Blu-ray 3D is available in 2D only.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife ultimately delivers what fans of the series crave: plenty of unbridled zombie-killin' action."
– Jim Vejvoda, IGN

"Jaw dropping - heart pounding - relentless action!"
- Mark S. Allen / CBS - CW TV & Reelz Channel

"Resident Evil: Afterlife is filled with lots of eye-popping special effects. This is what 3D is supposed to look like."
- Brooks Parsons, Hollywood News Report

Prepare to Wipe Down Your Blood-Soaked Living Room When


Debuts on DVD, Blu-ray™ & Blu-ray 3D™ Dec. 28th
Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller

Armed with Eight Deleted Scenes, Seven Featurettes, and a
Teaser Trailer for the all-new CG-animated 'Resident Evil: Damnation'

Culver City, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2010) – On December 28th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash the deadly T-virus into homes everywhere when Resident Evil: Afterlife explodes onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray 3D will flood veins with adrenaline and kick viewers into survival mode in 1080p high definition 3D, optimized for the latest 3D playback devices and eyewear, but also including a backwards-compatible 2D version of the film that plays on all existing Blu-ray players. For those who prefer their zombies safely in two dimensions, Resident Evil: Afterlife will also be offered on 2D Blu-ray and DVD the same day.
Based on one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, Resident Evil: Afterlife opens with Alice (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil, The Fifth Element) on a lonely and dangerous hunt for survivors in a decimated world crawling with the Undead. On her quest for the alleged safe-haven "Arcadia," she finds survivors Claire and Chris Redfield (Ali Larter, "Heroes", Resident Evil: Extinction and Wentworth Miller, "Prison Break", Underworld), and the smoldering trio heats up the screen as they ravenously set their sights on taking down the evil Chairman of the Umbrella Corporation, Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts, Edge of Darkness) and hordes of the Undead along the way.

When the bloodshed is over and the credits roll, be warned that the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D live on with horror-filled special features, including eight deleted scenes, seven featurettes, an "Undead Vision" Picture-in-Picture Video, filmmaker and cast commentary, a blooper reel and movieIQ+sync®, which allows users to access real time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie via BD-Live™. The DVD release offers filmmaker and cast commentary and two featurettes.

Also included on both the DVD and the Blu-ray editions of Resident Evil: Afterlife is a teaser trailer for an all-new CG-animated installment in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Damnation.

Resident Evil: Afterlife will be available for the SRP of $34.95 (Blu-ray), $39.95 (Blu-ray 3D) and $28.95 (DVD).

Resident Evil: Afterlife Synopsis
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Directed and written by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), Resident Evil: Afterlife stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller. Resident Evil: Afterlife was executive produced by Martin Moszkowicz (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Victor Hadida (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Black Dahlia).

2D Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Special Features
· Sneak Peek of Resident Evil: Damnation
· movieIQ+sync
· "Undead Vision" Picture-in-Picture Video
· Filmmaker Commentary
· Eight Deleted Scenes
· Outtakes
· Seven Featurettes
o Back Under the Umbrella: Directing Afterlife
o Band of Survivors: Casting Afterlife
o Undead Dimension: Resident Evil in 3D
o Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlife
o Vision of the Apocalypse: The Design of Afterlife
o New Blood: The Undead of Afterlife
o Pwning the Undead: Gamers of the Afterlife

DVD Special Features
· Sneak Peek of Resident Evil: Damnation
· Filmmaker Commentary
· Two Featurettes
o Band of Survivors: Casting Afterlife
o Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlife

Resident Evil: Afterlife has a running time of 97 minutes. The picture is Rated R for sequences of strong violence and language. Artwork and 2D digital clips are available for download at Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at

Resident Evil

3D BD Catalog #: 36600
2D BD Catalog #: 36597
DVD Catalog #: 36601
3D BD UPC Code: 043396366008
2D BD UPC Code: 043396365971
DVD UPC Code: 043396366015
3D BD SRP: $39.95
2D BD SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $28.95

The Blu-ray 3D version of Resident Evil: Afterlife is BD-Live™ enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the discs via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. BD-Live provides the opportunity to view exclusive content, register for Blu-ray Club rewards, provide feedback through our survey and experience interactive special features.

The Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club rewards consumers in the U.S. for purchasing and registering BD-Live enabled Sony Blu-ray movies. Members can redeem accumulated points for cool Sony products, plus enter to win cash and prizes in daily sweepstakes and more. For details visit


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