Resident Evil: Retribution Buyer’s Guide

Resident Evil: Retribution joins the long list of games, movies and books from the franchise. We will continue to see more movies from this franchise, because fans continue to go to the theater to see it. There is consistent fan turnout in the US and internationally. This most resent film cost $65 million to make and grosses $221million worldwide. Resident Evil is the most prolific series with a female lead. As long as there is a faithful audience Milla Jovovich will continue to reprise her role.

For this Resident Evil: Retribution Buyer’s Guide we will favor mainly buying the movie, allowing for a bit of influence from the available extras.


Resident Evil: Retribution on Amazon Instant

It is really amazing that this series has gone this long. With a run time of 96 minutes, Resient Evil: Retribution is a solid buy from Amazon Instant. Even though you will not get any of the movie extras, you will be able to watch the film from almost anywhere. If you want to watch it on television, most Smart Blu-ray players have Amazon Instant installed. Amazon Instant can also be used with your television through an affordable Roku device. If you need to watch Resident Evil: Retribution on the go you are covered with this purchase. You can access your purchase on Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets or on all iOS devices. In 1080p resolution and stereo sound you can watch it in solid quality.

Resident Evil: Retribution on Vudu

Not including any extras Resident Evil: Retribution on Vudu, like the offering from Amazon Instant, offers a solid viewing experience with better audio. At a price of $17.99 your purchase will bring the movie to your home in 1080p resolution and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. However, the price does not include any extras. With the recent offering of an Android app Vudu is, by far, the most accessible service on the market.

Resident Evil: Retribution on Google Play

$17.99 gets you the movie in 1080p resolution and stereo sound, but I always find myself expecting more from Google. Don’t they have a few serious movie fans in Mountain View, California that want a better experience? Google Play offers enough to show up to the party, but nothing to make you want to dance. There are relatively few devices that can actually help you get the movie on your HDTV. For this price you are better off shopping elsewhere.

Resident Evil: Retribution on iTunes

Resident Evil: Retribution is the 5,000th…okay, 5th…installment of the Resident Evil series and is available for purchase on iTunes for $17.99. The iTunes version is offering four behind the scenes featurettes on the directing, cast, production design, and the undead creatures of the movie. The special features also include deleted and extended scenes.

You get the film in 1080p resolution with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. You can watch this purchase on PCs and of course on all Macs, Apple TV and iOS devices. Of the digital download options, iTunes offers top quality in resolution and audio.

Resident Evil: Retribution on Blu-ray

For this Buyer’s Guide we are considering the 2D version and not the 3D version. With a price of $24.96, the Blu-ray of Resident Evil: Retribution is $7 over all digital downloads. You get the least compressed image quality at 1080p. Surround sound is in DTS-HD 5.1. The purchase of the disc includes an Ultraviolet digital copy. The disc features more than a dozen extras.

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Price $24.96 $17.99 $17.99 $17.99 $17.99
Ways To Watch 2D Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy, Mac and PC, iPad and iPhone Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod or PC PS3, Xbox 360, Roku, Smart Blu-ray players, Smart TV’s, iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC, Roku, Android Tablets and Phones Android tablets and   phones, Google TV, Mac and PC PS3, Xbox 360, Roku, Smart Blu-ray players, Smart TV’s, iPad,Kindle Fire (HD), Roku, Mac and PC
Max Resolution On TV 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Digital Copy Max Resolution 853 x 478 1080p Standard Definition for mobile devices 1080p 1080p
Audio 5.1 DTS-HD Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Stereo Stereo


Special Features BR iTUNES VUDU GP AI
Commentary with Director and Actors Yes No No No No
Commentary with Director and Producer Yes No No No




Deleted and Extended Scenes Yes No No No No


Outtakes Yes No No No No


Project Alice: The Interactive Database Yes No No No No


Maestro of Evil: Directing Resident Evil: Retribution Yes Yes No No




Evolving Alice Yes No No No




Resident Evil: Reunion Yes Yes No No No
Design and Build: The World of Resident Evil: Retribution Yes Yes No No No
Drop Undead: The Creatures of Retribution Yes Yes No No No
Resident Stuntman Yes No No No No
Code: Mika Yes No No No No
Resident Evil: Retribution- Face of the Fan Yes No No No No
Capcom Game Trailers Yes No No No No

Wrap Up
Resident Evil: Retribution on iTunes is a great balance between quality, features and accessibility. Amazon Instant, Vudu and Google Play do not come with any extras. When compared with the Blu-ray, iTunes is more convenient and lower priced. iTunes is the best way to watch Resident Evil: Retribution.

Written by Lawrence Stansberry and JR Sanchez