Media Release: Friday, January 20, 2017
RESIDENT EVIL POP-UP CHANNEL
For the first time in Australia and only on Foxtel
Featuring all five movies in the blockbuster franchise
Thursday, January 26 from 6.00am AEDT – Sunday, January 29
In an Australian television first, Foxtel Movies presents box office hit franchise Resident Evil on a dedicated pop-up channel, available to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers from 6.00am on Australia Day through to Sunday, January 29.
The epic movie marathon will feature all five films in the legendary sci-fi action series, running back-to-back and in order, launching with Resident Evil(2002) right through to the most recent installment which broke box office records worldwide, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).
From a blockbuster game franchise to the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game of all time, the Resident Evil brand has secured its place as one of pop culture’s most enduring icons.
Foxtel Movies are excited to bring the five hit movies to the small screen in support of the theatrical release of the latest film in the series, Resident Evil: Final Chapter on January 26, as well as the release of the Sony’s new virtual reality video game, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, on January 24.
The pop-up channel follows on from Foxtel Movies’ enormously successful pop-up channels in 2016, including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious and 12 Days of Christmas pop-ups.
More information on the five movies airing on the Resident Evil pop-up channel is as follows:
Resident Evil (2002)
Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer, Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly-trained super commandos including Rain (Michelle Rodriguez – The Fast and the Furious, Girlfight), Alice (Milla Jovovich – The Fifth Element) and Matt (Eric Mabius – Cruel Intentions) must race to penetrate The Hive in order to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past the Red Queen’s deadly defenses, face the flesh-eating undead employees, fight killer mutant dogs and battle The Licker, a genetically mutated savage beast whose strength increases with each of its slain victims
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, led by Valentine (Sienna Guillory, Love, Actually) and Carlos (Oded Fehr, The Mummy Returns), enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of Dr. Ashford, the creator of the mutating T-virus. It’s a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet. Written and produced by the visionary director of Resident Evil, Paul W. S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator) and directed by Alexander Witt, Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a superior sci-fi suspense sequel
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Milla Jovovich is back to kill more zombies in the third chapter of the hit Resident Evil franchise! An action/horror film filled with huge special effects and edge-of-your-seat terror! Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice (Jovovich) joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
The fourth installment of the hugely successful “Resident Evil” franchise, “Resident Evil: Afterlife” is again based on the wildly popular video game series. In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), 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
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington DC, and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun
The Resident Evil pop-up channel will be available in HD* to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400. Channel 400 is now home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive pop-up movie events.
Movies in the franchise will also be available to subscribers when and where they want, both live – and on demand with an internet connected iQ box.
For customers without an internet connected iQ box, Foxtel’s Resident Evil pop up movies can be recorded to a Foxtel iQ set top box and played back at their convenience.