Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

Featured In Issue 175, March 2013

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Silent Hill: Revelation returns to a place of insanity and bloodcurdling chills as Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) try to stay one step ahead of the malevolent forces intent on their destruction. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, a dangerous revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in a nightmarish landscape forever. Based on the video game series created by Konami. (Gary Reber)

Special features include A Look Inside Silent Hill: Revelation featurette (HD 3D 03:07), three theatrical trailers, upfront previews, BD-Live functionality, D-BOX® Motion Code™, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p MVC 3D picture is stylized for horrific and dramatic effect that exhibits dark demonic imagery. Texture varies throughout, with a prominently gritty visual character that intensifies the horrific imagery. Colors tend to be muted and filtered with a prominent brownish tint hue. Contrast is excellent with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is first rate, with nuanced detail rendered throughout. As for 3D effect, the dimensional palette is fully exploited, with effective use of both positive parallax depth and negative parallax out-of-screen effects. The visual diversity is engaging in the third dimension. Shot native, the sense of perspective and object volume is realistic, creating a sense of personal inclusion in each scene. The 3D impresses and creates an imaginative monstrous and deranged dark dimension of horror that will thrill fans of the genre. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is thrilling and demonic sounding, with an aggressive directionalized surround palette of atmospherics and sound effects that create spatial intensity. The sound is dynamic and punctuated for effect with deep, energized sub-25 Hz bass and stabbing transients that enhance the thrills. The music score is expansive, with a wide and deep soundstage presence that aggressively extends to the surrounds, to create an immersive sound. The dialogue, while heavily ADR produced, manages to stay intelligible in the midst of the other sound elements. This is an exciting holosonic® presentation, with a creative and effective sound design that enhances the sense of horrific nightmarish terror. (Gary Reber)