The film was written by Paul W. S. Anderson and directed by Alexander Witt. Anderson could not direct the film due to his work on Alien vs. Predator, but was involved in the film's pre- and post-production phases.
There are two albums for Resident Evil: Apocalypse. The first is the soundtrack, featuring music from and inspired by the movie. The second is the score, composed by Jeff Danna and performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra. The Score album features at least 2 tracks that were not featured in the film, notably "2 Wheels Hero" (possibly in reference to Alice's arrival in the church on a motorbike).
The Resident Evil: Apocalypse DVD was released on December 28, 2004 in North America and March 16, 2005 in Australia and New Zealand.
The UK region 2 DVD was released in February 2005. The release, whilst only having one disc, was almost exactly the identical to the North American release. The region 2 version features descriptive commentary for the blind. The cover also features Alice, like on the R1 DVD cover, but it in a gray-blue and black, with Alice in a graveyard with Raccoon City in ruins in the background.
Play.com lists a 2-disc special edition of Resident Evil: Apocalypse that features new packaging art. The DVD was released in early September, probably to coincide with the release of Resident Evil: Extinction.
Special Edition features:
Available subtitles: English
Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Commentary by director Alexander Witt, producer Jeremy Bolt, and executive producer Robert Kulzer.
Commentary by Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, and Sienna Guillory.
Commentary by writer/producer Paul W. S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt.
Widescreen anamorphic and full-screen formats.
20 deleted scenes.
Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated.
A six-part making-of Corporate Malfeasance: Featurette on the real-world similarities to the Umbrella Corporation.
Game Babes: Featurette on the emergence of the female S.T.A.R.S. in the movie.
Symphony of Evil: Featurette on the special effects used in the movie.
Poster gallery: A collection of winning submissions created by the finalists of the online poster design contest.
Number of discs: 2
The film's DVD release in Germany has an exclusive "Extended Edition", that reinstates most of the Deleted Scenes from the DVD and also, but not limited to.
An extended scene before Jill, Peyton and Terri enter the church, Terri whispers to Jill "What's going on? They were shooting on people. Innocent people, why didn't you do something? You are the police, aren't you?" Jill ignores her; the scene continues as normal, but audio is a bit different in places.
A shot that was in the trailer where the camera spins around a gargoyle on top of the church, and a flash of lightning reveals a Licker, thrashing its tongue around.
A shot of Alice pulling a shard of glass out of her leg after Jill demands "Who the fuck are you?" and limping away.
After L.J. runs over the undead, he sees two topless strippers, and crashes his car after loosing concentration. In the Extended Version, L.J. says something along the lines of "You're still looking good, baby. I'll still spend 5 dollars on you!" before crashing. This scene was in the novelization by Keith R.A. DeCandido.
After L.J. drops his guns before the Nemesis, he shouts abuse at him and dances whilst clicking his fingers and singing. Some of these shots are in the outtakes reel.
Finally, an exchange between Jill and Alice when they are walking past the phone boxes, where Alice asks "What are you staring at?" Jill responds "I'm not sure, what made you want to work for Umbrella?" from a wide angle, Alice says "A girl's gotta make a living." Jill laughs. This scene is featured in the deleted scenes for the U.S. version of the DVD.
The "Universal Media Disc" version of Apocalypse is available for the PSP. It has no special features, and the quality of picture is less than the DVD.
Widescreen - 1.78 (modified from the original 2.35 and fills the entire PSP screen).
Dolby Digital 2.0 - English, French, Spanish, Italian