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Silent Hill

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Silent Hill
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Rose cannot accept the medical diagnosis that her daughter, who suffers nightmarish trances, is going insane. Over the protests of her husband, Rose flees with their child, Sharon, to the town of Silent Hill. There, Rose is hoping that Sharon's traces can be explained. It is revealed that the town had been evacuated thirty years earlier due to an unstoppable, still burning underground coal fire. A local motorcycle cop ends up pursuing Rose and Sharon into the outskirts of the abandoned and cordoned off town on a rainy night, where they both suffer simultaneous crashes and black out. Rose awakens to find that everything is lit by an unearthly, luminous mist and that her daughter is gone from her SUV. Following what she thinks is her daughter's silhouette all over town, Rose is lured to a group of horrific creatures and blacks out again to the sound of a wailing emergency siren.
Title: Silent Hill
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.
Edition: Widescreen ed..
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) :,anamorphic, sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
CPL DVD# 5342191
Summary: Rose cannot accept the medical diagnosis that her daughter, who suffers nightmarish trances, is going insane. Over the protests of her husband, Rose flees with their child, Sharon, to the town of Silent Hill. There, Rose is hoping that Sharon's traces can be explained. It is revealed that the town had been evacuated thirty years earlier due to an unstoppable, still burning underground coal fire. A local motorcycle cop ends up pursuing Rose and Sharon into the outskirts of the abandoned and cordoned off town on a rainy night, where they both suffer simultaneous crashes and black out. Rose awakens to find that everything is lit by an unearthly, luminous mist and that her daughter is gone from her SUV. Following what she thinks is her daughter's silhouette all over town, Rose is lured to a group of horrific creatures and blacks out again to the sound of a wailing emergency siren.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language.
Local Note: 1 15 29 53 54 70 74 75 79 81 109 112 113 118 148 152 167 172 173 175 182 210 216 231 232 233 235 236 242 243 245 262 264 276
ISBN: 1424803462
Statement of Responsibility: Silent Hill DCP, Inc. ; TriStar Pictures ; Davis-Films ; Konami Corporation ; Metalworks Studios ; produced by Don Carmody, Samuel Hadida ; written by Roger Avary ; directed by Christophe Gans
Credits: Director of photography, Dan Laustsen ; editor, Sébastien Prangère ; music, Jeff Danna, Akira Yamaoka ; costume designer, Wendy Partridge ; production designer, Carol Spier.
Performers: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, Jodelle Ferland, Colleen Williams.
System Details: DVD ; 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen ; region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Extinct cities Drama. Mothers and daughters Drama. Nightmares Drama.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-2006.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2006.
Feature films-2006.
Horror films-2006.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)-2006.
Topical Term: Extinct cities
Mothers and daughters
Nightmares
Publisher No: 13884
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One of the best videogame-to-film transitions I've seen in a really long time. Full of gorgeous, eerie visuals, it captures the atmosphere of the games perfectly. I'm not sure how much sense people who haven't played the games will make out of it, however. The plot is a little thin at times, and makes much more sense if you've played the games. Definitely worth seeing for anyone who's played them!

Dec 13, 2013
  • theresaannalee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This will probably always be my favorite horror movie of all time. The sets, characters, and graphics were all beautiful and did great homage to the series of video games that the movie is based off of. Very artistic and intriguing.

Aug 09, 2013
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoy reading magazines such as Sound&Vision,HomeTheater, and The Absolute Sound. In one of the magazines this film was reviewed. The one thing that stood out in the review was "good sound effects" bad movie. So one day while standing on line in Duane Reade i saw this movie on sale for $5.00. ATTENTION HOMETHEATER OWNERS WHO LOVE SOUND!!! Treat yourself to some very scary, very cool sounds in this fillm. This movie may be a little silly,which is what my lady friend said, but when it comes to sound and creatures this movie ROCKS!!!... I really liked the way many creatures in this movie looked. And the sound was impressive. My friend jumped on one scene when the character Rose, who's running after her daughter in this weird town, goes down these flight of stairs. You'll hear the sound of this crazy alarm that has a serious bass sound and then it turns dark. That caught my friend way off guard. That's when all the scary creatures appear. Totally cool!!! Your speakers will make you feel like you are there. With all kinds of scary sounds from the creatures coming through your surrounds speakers. We didn't like the ending it was a little corny, but the creatures scared my friend. This one creature with a head the shape of a pyramid, who i believe was called "The RED PYRAMID" was OFF THE HOOK!!! He was my favorite scary character. The sound of him dragging that very,very,very large knife across the floor gave my friend the creeps. She liked the "nurses" which were cool. I give this movie 4 and half stars. For off the hook creatures, excellent sound effects, very good visuals effects, and an ok story. Pastrami on whole wheat bread, with pickles,Gulden mustard, olives, a few slices of roast beef, and large crinkle cut fries. Root beer.

May 12, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

May 12, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sound and Very well done DVD sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Can't wait for the next 'Silent Hill' movie to hit the theaters.

Sep 26, 2012
  • Jilliemae rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I've never played the video game, so I can't compare it to that. However, after just seeing the movie as just a movie, as opposed to an adaptation, I loved it. Truly creepy and it gets under your skin. The cinematography is great and the creatures are reminiscent of a Guillermo del Toro film.

Nov 29, 2011
  • BlueMoonGirl rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Due to a prior comment, I was expecting for a halfway decent movie. Not! I found this to be boring- the only reason I continued to watch was that I was trying to be open-minded and give it a chance- and then it was over. What a waste of time.

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May 11, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

May 11, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

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