Silent Hill (DVD, 2006, Widescreen Edition)

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  Mfr: SONY   Model: 13884
  FRYS.com #4918131   UPC: 043396138841
(Manufacturer # 13884 ) Plot
    A mother and daughter flee to a strange abandoned town to seek out answers to the daughter's nightly psychological turmoil in Brotherhood of the Wolf director Christophe Gans' adaptation of the popular survival horror video game. Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) is a very sick child, yet rather than seeing her child suffer the cruel indignities of the medical profession, Rose (Radha Mitchell) ignores her husband's (Sean Bean) pleas and absconds with her ailing daughter to the fog-enshrouded town of Silent Hill. A town drenched in darkness and inhabited by a strange collection of menacing specters, Silent Hill seemingly swallows young Sharon whole upon arrival. Determined to get her daughter back at any cost, Rose sets out to explore the mysterious Silent Hill, only to discover an evil so powerful that it possesses the ability to transform anything it wishes. With the deeply disturbing history of the town slowly coming into focus through the dense fog, Rose soon realizes that both she and her daughter may be little more than simple pawns in a much larger, and seemingly supernatural, game. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Movie Type
    Horror
Movie Level Themes
    Battling Illness, Missing Persons, Mothers and Daughters
Movie Level Tones
    Eerie, Tense

DVD Features

  • cc 6-part behind the scenes featurette
  • Path of darkness: making "Silent Hill"
  • Origins
  • Casting
  • Set design
  • Stars and stunts
  • Creatures unleashed
  • Creature choreography
Awards
    AMG Rating
      AMG Rating
        RequirementsDVD Drive or DVD Player

        Specifications

        About this edition:
        UPC: 043396138841
        BINC: 8503724
        Format: Restored/Remastered, Rated R, 125 minutes, Dolby Digital 5.1, Enhanced WS
        Region: USA & territories, Canada
        Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

        Reviews (9)

        • Iain010100
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          The movie is disappointing to fans of the Silent Hill series of video games for good reason; it's a lot to live up to. Regular viewers not familiar with the game, tended to be lost by many of the themes and ideas familiar to the game players. There is nothing quite like the video games (especially the pinnacle, \"Silent Hill 2\"). Living up to that in any form is difficult, even in the video genre. \"Silent Hill 3\" and especially \"Silent Hill 4\" did not live up to the expectations set in 2. All things considered I thought the movie did a good job. The atmosphere was creepy, the idea of two overlapping worlds was a nice twist, and the creatures were pretty true to the games. But some scenes had (unintentionally) laughable dialog and with so many people in Silent Hill, the sense of isolation and helplessness present in the games did not exist in the movie. Had this movie been taken on by another director (in)famous for making movies out of video games, it could have been so much worse.

        • Dunn1inc
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          when i first saw this movie it freaked me out! i have seen it so many times & it's like each time I see something new! great SFX, acting & plot. love it! if you wanna get freaked out with a modern movie I highly suggest picking this one up.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          3.0 / 5.0

          I haven't played the games but have heard and seen the previews for them. Then i find out later there's a movie coming out based on the first one obviously. Then saw the trailer for the movie and thought hmmm this looks interesting and scary my kind a movie. Then i went to see it and thought it was a little weird and creepy at the same time like in the games which are supposed to be that way i suppose. I thought maybe they're were some parts in the movie they didn't need or could just cut out. But the movie was alright and had a to be continued not entirely the end of a type of moment yet. If you have not heard of the games or are thinking of seeing it then may i say its not for the weak hearted, it gots gore, swearing and disturbing stuff.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          2.0 / 5.0

          I do not like Silent Hill at all. It's nothing but some woman wondering through an empty town while a bunch of gross zombies chase her. The ending is very hard to understand and by the time you figure it out (if you ever do) you realize how stupid it really is. I don't recommend this movie to anybody.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          Silent Hill is a movie rendition of the video game series Silent Hill. This movie is not a version of any one particular game, but rather tries to capture the feeling, the twisted subreality of the Silent Hill world that the games make so real. Frankly, I didn't think it would be possible, but the creators of this film using some very inventive methods not involving cheap Hollywood effects have created a masterpiece of the bizarre, the macabre, the twisted and the dark. The heroism shown by the two principle female characters--a woman looking for her disturbed daughter and a female cop who befriends her, are beyond what most men could achieve in a lifetime. I wonder how many people would enter the hell-world of Silent Hill to search for a loved one. I have heard this film called "misogynistic" and that is totally false. All of the principle characters in this film, esp. the strong ones, even the evil cult leader are female. The message of this film, and yes this film has one, is simple "A Mother is God to her child". Unfortunately the horrors inflicted on the helpless children by the religious cult in this film is far too close to reality for comfort. I've personally faced some of these cruelties. A few years back a black autistic boy of eight years old suffocated during an exorcism attempt and I can verify this if you email me. The Silent Hill cult in contrast were witch hunters and witch burners. However, these horrors are not as distant in the past as people might imagine. The last witch burned at the stake was in the 1830s and what happened once upon a time, could happen again, especially if the religious right and political fascists in the United States succeed in subverting the secular government that our founding fathers wanted. Yes Silent Hill may become your reality.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          5.0 / 5.0

          As a huge fan of the game series I must say that I am rather pleased with what Gans did with the source material. If you are a fan of the games and haven't seen this yet then what is wrong with you? If you aren't then you probably wouldn't care other then some "cheap thrills." Though the games' storyline ran quite deep and was lost on many people(who would rather shoot things for the sheer adrenaline anyway)I feel like that sort of sincerity or depth isn't really there in the film . Makes sense though seeing as how they need to make money off it. If they made it just for the fans it could be even better but it probably wouldn't make too much money due to a majority of movie goers that hate to think. I can say however that the atmosphere is there and most of the characters are borrowed in some manner from the games. In that way the movie is true to the source material and has made this fan quite happy.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          4.0 / 5.0

          I saw it with my girlfriend, who'd played every game, and she couldn't stop talking afterwards about how wonderfully it captured teh essence of the games. She thought it was possibly the best game to movie ever. I never played any games and never watched her play any (she's not very good), and I still thought this was a great movie. They've created a great creepy atmosphere and through in a little social commentary for good measure. There are moments that seem almost too gory, but they fit in the SH universe and it all works.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          1.0 / 5.0

          I found Silent Hill to be the most ghastly and offensive movie I've ever seen in my 22 years. This was a disgusting, grostesque, absurd, pathetic excuse for a film. I made the mistake of watching it, and have regretted it ever since. Anyone with half a brain can see the plot holes large enough to drive an 18 wheeler through, and yet people still rave about how great it is. Silent Hill was an unbelievably disturbing film, with one character dying by being slowly burned to death, another having her skin ripped off by freakish monster with a huge metal triangle on his head and an even bigger machete, and another character being raped by barbed wire before being literally torn in half. The misogyny here is too blatant to miss. Do your brain a favor and read a book instead.

        • Anonymous
          3 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

          3.0 / 5.0

          All i will say its like all the others but alright at the same time.