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Silent Hill
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige & Jodelle Ferland

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 1.5
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Special Features
Special features include the 59-minute featurette "Path Of Darkness: Making 'Silent Hill'," previews, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13884
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/22/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Christophe Gans
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Against her husband's (Bean) wishes, Rose (Mitchell) decides to take her daughter Sharon (Ferland) to "Silent Hill," the place Sharon calls home during her night terrors. After finally arriving in the ash-raining town, Rose gets into an accident and wakes up to find Sharon gone. Wandering throught the seemingly deserted, fog-enshrouded town, Rose uncovers strange and evil happenings while searching for her lost daughter. Based on the game created by Konami. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture has a hazy look to it, with blacks that aren't very deep and details that are a little soft. The stylized imagery is very dark and gritty, which makes the milky grays

While dialogue is robust in both the linear PCM 5.1-channel soundtrack on Blu-ray Disc and the Dolby