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Silent Hill (Widescreen Edition)
Silent Hill
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates
Directors: Chris Sikorowski, Christophe Gans
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     2hr 5min


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Actors: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates
Directors: Chris Sikorowski, Christophe Gans
Creators: Chris Sikorowski, Akira Yamaoka, Andrew Mason, Deb LeFaive, Don Carmody, Roger Avary
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2006
Original Release Date: 04/21/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 04/21/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 5min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 8
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/9/2014...
Like so many other video game based films if you don't play the game there is no reason to watch the movie. Fact is this film is a confusing boring mess.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 9/23/2013...
Based on a series of video games, "Silent Hill" sends a frantic mother into the dark heart of an abandoned West Virginia town where something horrible happened many years before, searching for her lost daughter. Along the way she encounters demons, zombies and all manner of other surreal weirdness.

This flick piles on the spooky atmosphere by the bucket full but the longer it goes on, the less sense it makes. The impressive visuals throughout (and a gory finale straight outa "Hellraiser") keep it from becoming a total slog.

Your mileage may vary depending on your familiarity with the video-game source material.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Norma B. from EL PASO, TX
Reviewed on 1/19/2011...
It was not a bad movie to watch, but if you are not familiar with the game. it might be confusing, not that it follows the game but it helps. Actually this is more like a gap filler for the game. Only if you are a fan to this game might appreciate the movie other than that, you might not like it. i do recommend it.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 9/29/2009...
I really enjoyed this film, but it certainly isn't for everyone...but being a HUGE fan of the Silent Hill game series, I have to say this is one of the better & PROPER game-to-movie translations (much moreso then the "Matrix" style Resident Evil movies). Any fan of the first 3 games of the series should find something to like about this movie...and even if your not a fan of the games, something about an abandoned ghost town is always a good premise.

Interesting note: Silent Hill is based on the real life town in Pennsylvania of Centralia who has an underground coal fire still burning after 30+ years...interesting reading.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

My faith in the horror genre' was waning until...
PohlSE | Texas | 08/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Silent Hill is a movie based on a video game.

Still reading? Good, because you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that, unlike every other video game-based movie ever made, this is a great film! And it's a great film that fans of the game can enjoy as well as moviegoers who never heard of the game (or who have been offended by the drek that usually comes to the theaters in the guise of video game movies).

Silent Hill is a ghost town that was abandoned in the seventies because of an underground coal fire and now haunts the nightmares of a little girl. In an attempt to help her adoptive daughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland), Rose (Radha Mitchell) takes her to Silent Hill and enters a nightmare-like alternate reality. Going any further into the plot would spoil the surprises in this film and the surprises are part of the fun.

The creatures that inhabit this alternate Silent Hill are very disturbing and nightmarish and they move in a very fluid way that is both familiar and strange at the same time. Seeing them in action (and, unlike most horror films, in full lighting) causes an almost immediate flight or fight reaction until the rational side of your brain remembers that it's only a movie.

Also on the plus side is the music of Silent Hill. Very creepy, very fitting, and, very good; at least half of the reason this film works so well is because the music and sound effects do so well in conveying the sense that something is moving just beyond your vision.

There is a downside to the film and it occurs almost dead center in the film. The beginning and ending of the movie is rife with psychological-based horror, and creatures dredged up from the depths of nightmares. But the middle is where we get an explanation for what's going on and it's a jarring change of pace that, thankfully, doesn't last too long.

But the rest of the film makes up for that one pacing stutter and the entire film comes together in a great conclusion that may or may not hint at a sequel.

Silent Hill also accomplished two very important things; it proves that a video game can be successfully translated into a great film, and it restored my faith in the horror genre' by giving me real chills without resorting to cheap tricks.

A must see!"
Differs from the rest
Robert | Budapest, Hungary | 08/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a fan of the Silent Hill games.

I read nothing but negative critics about this movie and I thought it might be a bad one... until I saw it. This one is an outstanding work. The story is unique and brilliant, as well as the acting, even the smallest parts are played by very talented actors. The director took care of all the details to make a perfect and scary movie about Silent Hill. Amazing. Can't wait to get the R2 version."
Meredith Wedge | Canton, Massachusetts | 08/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I went with my mom to see this movie because surprisingly my mom really likes horror flicks and loves these kinds of movies. I thought it would be very boring but it turned out to be a very mindbending and one of the most scariest movie moments i've ever experienced, buy this dvd. The only part i did not really like was the shocking ending but other than that BUY IT."