Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be released on home video in May, Sony announced today. The sixth and potentially last entry in the series will arrive via digital stores on May 2, with the DVD/Blu-ray scheduled to arrive on May 16.
The home video version comes with a series of extras, including two featurettes, the first of which is titled "Explore the Hive." The second is called "The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil." Another featurette will cover movie's stunts and weaponry.
Additionally, The Final Chapter's home release comes with a "sneak peek" at the new CG film, Resident Evil: Vendetta, as well as what's referred to by Sony as a "Retaliation Mode." When watching the film with this toggled on, viewers will hear 30-plus minutes of commentary from director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich.
Across six movies, the Resident Evil film series has passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making it far and away the most successful video game movie franchise ever.
Anderson and Jovovich have time and again said The Final Chapter is indeed...the final chapter, at least for them. It's possible the series will live on with a different director and star.
There appears to be a business opportunity to make more Resident Evil movies, as The Final Chapter has made more than $300 million worldwide against a budget of $40 million, according to Box Office Mojo.