The Resident Evil Podcast

Comprehensive reviews and analysis of the complete Resident Evil/Biohazard saga by long time fans from the community

August 28th, 2022    

Episode 80: George A. Romero’s Resident Evil Documentary Interview

Announced today at Creature Feature Weekend, The Resident Evil Podcast are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview with the creators of the upcoming documentary about the lost Resident Evil movie that was to be directed by the grandfather of zombies himself - George A. Romero.

The story is one of legend with Romero due to direct the first live action adaptation of Resident Evil following his involvement with the Biohazard 2 commercial. However, it was not to be and the project was removed from the director. This documentary will bring to light what happened by the people that were there at the time.

This podcast brings together two of the creators of this documentary - Jason Bareford - George Romero's production assistant who personally worked on many Romero projects including the Biohazard 2 commercial and Brandon Salisbury - writer & filmmaker and the lead on this incredible undertaking.

So join the team as we chat with the pair all about how this film came into being, the passion behind all things Romero and Resident Evil and lament what could have been. We also have a sub-discussion on the existing live action RE films, but please note that this podcast was recorded in May 2022 meaning the Netflix show had not yet dropped (nor cancelled!)

Please enjoy!

August 2nd, 2022    

Episode 79: Resident Evil Netflix Season 1 Review

Coming hot off the heels of the Resident Evil movie reboot, attention now turns to the recently released Netflix adaptation of this popular franchise. Concerns were raised when this show was initially announced and then again when it was marketed as being a continuation of the games storyline up to RE Village anyway.

Released last month what are the views on Neptune, [STARS] TyranT, Rombie and George Trevor now the dust has settled and all 8 hours have been consumed and digested? There is plenty to get our teeth into including the split storyline, the portrayals of legacy characters, the Wesker twins, as well as the return of the old (new) Umbrella.

So buckle up as we try to flee through the Channel Tunnel is this review podcast.

It's not all TV discussion however as we also have a look at the new trailer for the Shadows of Rose RE Village DLC.

June 6th, 2022    

Episode 78: Resident Evil 4 Remake Reveal

It's happened. After years of rumors, the remake crank has been turned once again with the recent reveal by Capcom that the beloved classic, Resident Evil 4 is being "re-imagined". With the original game widely available to play on the new generation of consoles, the team cast their eye over not just the stunning trailer but the implications this direction brings to the franchise. Will lightning strike twice for Capcom in a game that not only shook up the Biohazard franchise, but fundamentally altered the entire gaming landscape? With some storyline insight and predictions from Neptune, Rombie, a returning Mr. Spencer, and (the exasperated) STARS TyranT in this surprise reveal podcast. In the news we also look at the newly released Resident Evil Netflix trailer.

Remakes hey?!! Enjoy!"

May 7th, 2022    

Episode 77: Happy Birthday Resident Evil (Remake)

Welcome to REP's birthday party for Resident Evil Remake, now 20 years old and still as glorious and nostalgic as ever. As per tradition with our birthday milestone episodes, the team sit down and play various versions of the game, in different modes with both Chris and Jill, and shares their individual experiences. So sit back, grab a drink, turn the lights off, and let us take you back to the Arklay Mansion once again. The birthplace of horror. 

March 12th, 2022    

Episode 76: Resident Evil Revelations Retrospective

It may be hard to believe, but Resident Evil Revelations has just celebrated its 10th birthday! Originally conceived as a portable experience for the Nintendo 3DS released in January 2012, this curiously often overlooked title has received several enhancements over the years and according to Capcom remains very much part of the main series. But as we discuss, Rev 1 is a strange beast. Despite containing many of the core ingredients that appeal to fans, Chris and Jill together, a return to horror after the action behemoth of RE5, and a larger focus on hub, key-questing gameplay, something about it doesn't feel quite right. Rombie isn't much of a fan and Batman aside, the other boys are firmly on the Rev2 train. But regardless there are many positives to take from this game. So sit back and relive the times of Grinder, Jackass, Jessica's sweet-ass, and Conan O'Brien's luxury cruise on the Queen Zenobia. 

February 13th, 2022    

Episode 75: 10th Anniversary Special Podcast

This episode sees the panel reflect on a decade of Resident Evil podcasting but also more importantly, reflecting on the last decade of Resident Evil as a whole. Since we started our little endeavor, the series has more than doubled in content with numerous new games, remakes, CG productions, manga stories, stage plays and even a musical, each of which have helped elevate the franchise to the colossal powerhouse it is today with over 25 million games sold in the last two years alone. Join us as we go back to the times of Revelations 1 and Operation Raccoon City, then the aftermath of Resident Evil 6 when the series truly felt like it was lost. We discuss the turn back to horror with Revelations 2, then Capcom undoing all of its good work with Umbrella Corps. We assess the reboot with 7, the evolution to Village and of course the impact of the widely divisive remakes of 2 and 3. Sandwiched inbetween all that is Damnation, Vendetta, Infinite Darkness and of course, plenty of Marhawa Desire news. Please join us for one of our lengthiest episodes to date and thank you to all for 10 years of support. 

January 26th, 2022    

Episode 74: Resident Evil - Welcome To Raccoon City Review

Finally after some delay the boys sit down to review the live-action reboot of the Resident Evil movie franchise. Writer/Director Johannes Roberts has gathered a promising cast to take us through a story that loosely combines the events of both Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. Opinion seems divided as we discuss everything from the characterisation, the strive for authenticity, the 90's aesthetic, the creatures, and the inevitable comparisons to the Paul WS Anderson efforts. Please enjoy. 

January 18th, 2022    

REP Presents: The Best Bits

The Resident Evil Podcast proudly presents, to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, a best bits compilation podcast!

With over 10,000 minutes/167 hours worth of recordings, 76 podcasts, and 500-odd Biohazard quiz questions, this has been a long and quite incredible journey which has seen the Resident Evil series evolve and expand in many diverse ways.

With many of these moments voted for by you, our loyal fanbase, we now present some of the best moments from the last decade, from the insightful, to the poignant, to the funny and the downright calamitous. 

Thank you for joining and supporting us on the journey so far and here's to many more years to come.

Cheers!

December 14th, 2021    

Episode 73: Resident Evil Gaiden

After years of requests and pressure from an unnamed member of the team, the Resident Evil Podcast finally brings you its coverage of the first proper handheld biohazard experience, Resident Evil Gaiden. 

Released 20 years ago to the day on the Game Boy Colour, this much maligned entry has probably generated as much discussion over the years as any mainline title. Join Neptune, STARS Tyrant, Rombie and George Trevor as they provide their analysis on this 8-bit title, covering development, graphics, sound, story and of course the non-canon status Gaiden currently has. 

We also have a very quick sub-discussion on Welcome to Raccoon City, a teaser of sorts before our full review coming in the new year. 

A big thanks must also go to Padrex and Sofland for their remix OST!

October 21st, 2021    

Episode 72: Resident Evil ‘The Reports‘

This episode sees the team look back at the 20th year anniversary of the original Wesker's Report, a special limited edition DVD that originally accompanied pre-orders of Resident Evil Code Veronica X on the PS2. Narrated in universe by Albert Wesker, we discuss its lasting impact, canonicity, and the subtle updates it has received over the years as well as touching on both Wesker's Report II and Wesker's Extra Report. From there we dissect Jessica's Report, Ada's Report, and finally the Baker Report as we assess how much they add to our enjoyment of the games and how important supplemental materials are to the overall lore. 

In the news discussion we look at RE4 VR on the Occulus Quest 2 and have a quick preview of the 'Welcome to Raccoon City' live action movie reboot. 

Our thanks to Moni from residentevildatabase.com for the use of their DC Douglas narrated Wesker's Report 2 clips. 

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