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Silent Hill

Official promotional poster for Silent Hill
Directed by Christophe Gans
Produced by Samuel Hadida
Don Carmody
Konami
Team Silent
Written by Roger Avary
Christophe Gans
Nicolas Boukhrief
Starring Radha Mitchell
Sean Bean
Laurie Holden
Jodelle Ferland
Deborah Kara Unger
Alice Krige
Tanya Allen
Kim Coates
Music by Jeff Danna
Akira Yamaoka
Cinematography Dan Laustsen
Editing by Sébastien Prangère
Distributed by TriStar Pictures (USA, Argentina)
Focus Features (Australia)
Pathé (UK theatrical)
(UK DVD)
Paramount Pictures (Spain)
Alliance Atlantis (Canada) Warner Bros. (Brazil) (theatrical release)
West (Russia)
Release date(s) April 21, 2006
Running time 127 mins
Language English
Budget $50,000,000 [1]
Gross revenue $97,607,453 [1]
Followed by Silent Hill 2
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile
Ratings
Australia:  MA
Brazil:  18
Canada (Alberta):  18A
Canada (BC/SK):  18A
Canada (Ontario):  18A
Canada (Manitoba):  18A
Canada (Maritime):  18A
Canada (Quebec):  13+
Finland:  K-15
France:  -12
Germany:  16
Hong Kong:  IIB
Hungary:  18
Ireland:  15
Italy:  T
Japan:  PG-12
Mexico:  C
New Zealand:  R16
Norway:  15
Philippines:  R-13
Romania:  I.M.-18
Singapore:  NC-16
South Korea:  18
Sweden:  15
Switzerland:  16
United Kingdom:  15
United States:  R

Silent Hill is a 2006 horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary. The story is an adaptation of the Silent Hill series of survival horror games created by Konami. The film, particularly its emotional and aesthetic content as well as its creature design, includes elements from Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, and Silent Hill 3.[2] Image File history File links Silent_hill. ... Christophe Gans on the set of the film Silent Hill Christophe Gans (born March 11, 1960 in Antibes, France. ... Born Morocco, 17 December 1953. ... Don Carmody (born in New England) is a film producer that started his own production company in 1980. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Team Silent is the development team responsible for the Silent Hill games. ... 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Silent Hill is a video game, the first in the survival horror series with the same name. ... This is about the video game released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. For the upcoming Silent Hill film sequel under the same name, see Silent Hill 2 (film) Silent Hill 2 is the second installment in the Silent Hill Survival horror series. ... Silent Hill 3 is the third installment in the Silent Hill survival horror series. ...


The film follows a mother who takes her troubled adopted daughter to Silent Hill, the town the girl cries out for while sleepwalking. After being knocked unconscious in a car crash outside the town, she awakens to find her daughter missing and the town engulfed in an alternate reality of fog and falling ash. While searching for her daughter, she faces surreal reality shifts and monstrous creatures while uncovering her daughter's connections to the town's dark secrets. Sleepwalking (also called somnambulism or noctambulism[1]), under the larger category of parasomnias or sleep disorders where the sufferer engages in activities that are normally associated with wakefulness while he or she is asleep or in a sleeplike state. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... A cow standing on a pole. ...

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Plot

Rose (Radha Mitchell) and husband Christopher da Silva (Sean Bean) are concerned about their adopted daughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) who has been experiencing severe nightmares and has begun sleepwalking. Their only clue to the girl's condition is her repetition of the name "Silent Hill." Desperate for answers, Rose takes Sharon to the town of Silent Hill, despite Christopher's opposition. She reaches the town, but is knocked unconscious in a car crash, and awakens to find Sharon is missing. Radha Louise Mitchell (born November 12, 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress. ... Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film and stage actor. ... Jodelle Micah Ferland (born October 9, 1994 in Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a young Canadian actress. ... Sleepwalking (also called somnambulism or noctambulism[1]), under the larger category of parasomnias or sleep disorders where the sufferer engages in activities that are normally associated with wakefulness while he or she is asleep or in a sleeplike state. ...

Rose (Radha Mitchell) chasing a mysterious girl through the streets of Silent Hill.
Rose (Radha Mitchell) chasing a mysterious girl through the streets of Silent Hill.

Rose searches the empty streets of the town for her missing child. Instead, she encounters a series of monstrous creatures and a ragged woman named Dahlia Gillespie (Deborah Kara Unger) who speaks of the terrible things done to her own daughter, Alessa, by the townspeople. Rose eventually encounters a police officer, Cybil Bennett (Laurie Holden), who initially attempts to arrest her. Upon discovering that the road out of the town has mysteriously disappeared, however, Cybil allows her to go free and the two work side-by-side to survive in the hellish town. Image File history File links Dvd_SH_SilentHill. ... Image File history File links Dvd_SH_SilentHill. ... Radha Louise Mitchell (born November 12, 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress. ... Dahlia Gillespie, the eccentric lady of Silent Hill. ... Deborah Kara Unger (born May 12, 1964[1] or 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian actress. ... Cybil Bennett is a is a fictional character of the PlayStation video game Silent Hill and the film of the same name. ... Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actress. ...


Scenes of their search are interspersed with scenes of Christopher's search of the town, with the reluctant assistance of Officer Thomas Gucci (Kim Coates). Christopher discovers documents showing the town was abandoned after a terrible fire 30 years ago, along with a photo of Dahlia's daughter, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Sharon. Christopher is arrested by Officer Gucci when he tries to question the orphanage about Sharon and Alessa, and is told to stop investigating Silent Hill. Kim Coates (born in 1959 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian actor who has worked in both Canadian and American movies and television series. ...


Meanwhile, Rose and Cybil find refuge from Silent Hill's monsters in the town church, where they discover the remaining townspeople, a religious cult, headed by Christabella (Alice Krige). After convincing Christabella that she wants to find the 'demon' so feared by the townspeople, Rose is taken to a hospital in the town, along with Cybil. Here, Christabella discovers the likeness between Sharon and Alessa and condemns Rose and Cybil as witches. Cybil is captured as she defends Rose, who escapes the clutches of the cult and descends into the basement of the hospital. Rose eventually encounters a badly burned figure - Alessa - in a hospital bed and a mysterious little girl who strongly resembles the missing Sharon. In an extended flashback, Rose discovers that Silent Hill has had a history of ritual witch burnings, and that an attempt to burn Alessa 30 years ago went disastrously awry, resulting in the devastating fire destroying the town. Rose is told that Sharon is a manifestation of Alessa's remaining innocence and goodness, and was taken to the orphanage and subsequently adopted by Rose and Christopher. Rose agrees to help Alessa gain her final revenge. Heather overlooks a religious painting depicting St. ... Alice Maud Krige (born June 28, 1954) is a South African actress known for introducing the role of the Borg Queen in the Star Trek motion picture, She reprised her role for the final episode of // Krige was born in Upington, South Africa, the daughter of Pat, a psychologist, and... This article is part of the Witchcraft series. ... In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ...

Alessa (background) rises from the depths of the town to exact her revenge on the cult, while her mother Dahlia (foreground) watches in horror.
Alessa (background) rises from the depths of the town to exact her revenge on the cult, while her mother Dahlia (foreground) watches in horror.

Rose enters the church soon after Cybil is burned to death by the townspeople, and Sharon is about to suffer a similar fate. She confronts the townspeople and Christabella with what she knows, attempting to convince the cult that they are in denial of their own fate. Christabella stabs Rose. Rose's blood drips onto the church floor. The burned Alessa and the mysterious girl rise out of the pit, and proceed to kill Christabella and the townspeople with huge tangles of barbed wire, leaving Dahlia the sole inhabitant of Silent Hill. Rose and Sharon leave Silent Hill and return home. Nevertheless, although Rose and Sharon are in the same room as Christopher, they cannot see each other. Image File history File links Dvd_SH_Revenge. ... Image File history File links Dvd_SH_Revenge. ...


Cast

  • Radha Mitchell as Rose da Silva, the desperate mother who seeks a cure for her daughter Sharon's nightmarish sleepwalking by taking her to the town of Silent Hill. Director Christophe Gans said that casting the lead for the film is "a matter of feeling. If you play Silent Hill you know that each character has a very special poetic quality. They are both twisted and sophisticated. We tried to keep that in mind when we did the casting on this film."[2]
  • Sean Bean as Christopher da Silva, the father of Sharon and husband of Rose who opposes his wife's decision to find answers in Silent Hill. Bean's role in the film was originally kept to the beginning and the end of the movie, but due to studio pressure for a male lead, his role was expanded into a subplot.[3]
  • Jodelle Ferland as Sharon da Silva, the adopted, troubled daughter of Rose and Christopher, and Alessa Gillespie, the tormented daughter of Dahlia who was burned alive by the cult of Silent Hill. Gans saw Ferland as "the ideal actress" after viewing the television show Kingdom Hospital and her screen test for Terry Gilliam's film Tideland.[4]
  • Laurie Holden as Cybil Bennett, the motorcycle cop from the city of Brahams who becomes suspicious of Rose and follows her into Silent Hill. Gans cast Holden after seeing her in The Majestic. Gans states, "in [The Majestic], she was beautifully feminine and I cast her so I could show her other side, make her strong and sleek. Laurie on the screen is, for me, a perfect manga image brought to life."[5]
  • Deborah Kara Unger as Dahlia Gillespie, the mother of Alessa who walks the foggy dimension of Silent Hill after giving her daughter up for sacrifice.
  • Kim Coates as Officer Thomas Gucci, an essentially kind-hearted police officer jaded and hardened by his experiences at Silent Hill.
  • Alice Krige as Christabella, the leader of the cult of Silent Hill. To prepare for her role, Krige read the book The End of Days by Erna Paris, a book about tyranny during the Spanish Inquisition. [5]

Radha Louise Mitchell (born November 12, 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress. ... Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film and stage actor. ... Jodelle Micah Ferland (born October 9, 1994 in Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a young Canadian actress. ... Alessa Gillespie ) is a fictional character in the Silent Hill video game series, largely created by Team Silent. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... Tideland is a 2005 film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, an adaptation of Mitch Cullins novel of the same name. ... Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actress. ... Cybil Bennett is a is a fictional character of the PlayStation video game Silent Hill and the film of the same name. ... The Majestic is a 2001 film, written by Michael Sloane, and directed by Frank Darabont. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Deborah Kara Unger (born May 12, 1964[1] or 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian actress. ... Kim Coates (born in 1959 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian actor who has worked in both Canadian and American movies and television series. ... Alice Maud Krige (born June 28, 1954) is a South African actress known for introducing the role of the Borg Queen in the Star Trek motion picture, She reprised her role for the final episode of // Krige was born in Upington, South Africa, the daughter of Pat, a psychologist, and...

Production

Gans attempted for five years to obtain the film rights to Silent Hill from Konami. He sent a video interview to them explaining his plans for adapting Silent Hill and how important the games are to him.[6] They were so impressed, he was rewarded with the film rights. Konami Japan and Team Silent, the development team responsible for the Silent Hill game series, became directly involved with the production of the film from the pre-production stage all the way to the post-production stage. In 2004, Gans and Roger Avary began writing the script, which would be the first film in a series of Silent Hill films.[7] Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... For other uses, see Interview (disambiguation). ... Pre-production is the process of preparing all the elements involved in a film, play, or other performance. ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ...


Writer Roger Avary had said that as a boy, his father, who was a mining engineer, used to tell him stories about the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States where coal deposits from the local mine caught fire and released toxic gases into the town. This forced the majority of inhabitants to evacuate forever. Avary was fascinated since childhood by the idea that fires underneath the town would be burning for such a long time and the story of Centralia was used as the basis for the township of Silent Hill.[4] When the script was finished, a studio memo was sent to Gans and Avary that voiced concerns about the lack of a male presence in the film, since the original story contained a nearly all female cast. Gans and Avary added Christopher's character (named after Gans) and subplot and the script was approved.[3] Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Christophe Gans on the set of the film Silent Hill Christophe Gans (born March 11, 1960 in Antibes, France. ...


The film was greenlit on September 19, 2003, and was filmed in both Brantford, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario[8] as well as on sound stages in Toronto, Ontario in 2005. The film is considered a France-Canada-Japan co-production. Later, American studio Sony bought the distribution rights for $14 million for the United States and Latin America to be released under its TriStar genre film subsidiary. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


In order to maintain the feel of the games, Gans had the sound designer of the original Silent Hill, Akira Yamaoka, flown to the set several times.[9] Additionally, Gans had a forty-foot-tall television screen brought onto the set, to which he attached a Playstation 2; Gans then played the original Silent Hill on the system so that the actors and cinematographers could see how Gans wanted to emulate various camera angles and movements.[9]


The movie was filmed in Super 35 film format, except the scenes with the darkness, which were filmed in High-definition,[2]because of its ability to cleanly capture light and digitally manipulate it in post production. The film contains around 107 different sets[10] specifically used to represent the different versions of the town. The bipedal creatures in the film were played by professional actors or dancers covered in latex and makeup. After filming, over 619 visual effects shots were used in the film,[11] with the most prominent uses being the fog that drenches the town, the transitions to darkness, and the insects that surround Red Pyramid. Some of the creatures were also touched up in post-production, with CGI effects such as the burning on the Grey Children, the changes in the dimensions of the Armless creature's legs, the disease that the Janitor spreads, and the barbed wire during Alessa's revenge. However, most of what is seen on film existed physically during production. Super 35 is a motion picture film format that uses exactly the same 35 mm film stock as standard 35mm, but puts a larger image frame on that stock. ... This article is about high-definition video technology. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Dancers is an anonymous art collective from Canada known for making short audio pieces in a variety of styles. ... This article is about the typesetting system. ... Prosthetic makeup is the process of using prosthetic sculpting, molding and casting techniques to create advanced cosmetic effects. ...


Budgetary concerns caused a few scenes in the film to be rewritten. The meeting of Anna in the film had been envisioned differently. It originally featured Anna being attacked by an injured armless creature, where she is saved by Cybil and Rose. Due to budget concerns, the scene was simplified and rewritten.[3] As well, Gans stated that his original vision of the film's finale revolved around six Red Pyramids appearing inside the church, each carrying a different weapon, and slaughtering the cult members in reference to Dante's Inferno.[3] When budgetary constraints prevented this ending from being filmed, he created the new ending that revolved around the barbed wire slaying of the cult by Alessa, which was inspired by the erotic anime called Legend of the Overfiend.[3] Screenshot of Pyramid Head. ... Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, in Michelinos fresco. ... Legend of the Overfiend (Japanese: Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji 超神伝説うろつき童子) is the first in a series of Japanese hentai OAV (original animated video) films. ...


Director Christophe Gans describes the concept of the town's connection to the child Alessa and the cult, "It's a town of people trapped in dark dreams, and she inflicts onto the town what those people did to her body. That is, to me, the meaning of the darkness. The appearance of the town is corrupted in the way that her own flesh was wounded."[12] "It's interesting because the town itself mirrors this fractured psychology--different dimensions, different doubles of the same person." Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Christophe Gans on the set of the film Silent Hill Christophe Gans (born March 11, 1960 in Antibes, France. ...


In speaking about the creatures in Silent Hill, Gans states, "these monsters are [damned], with the poetic direction of the term: they are a little like the Japanese phantoms, i.e. residues of forgotten feelings as strong as hatred or [guilt]."[4] "The monsters in the game are not really monsters, but rather a mockery of human beings. The real monsters are the people, the cultists who tortured Alessa. When I approached the film, I knew that it was impossible to represent the monsters as simply beasts that jump on you."[12]


Reception

Advanced screenings of Silent Hill were not given to critics by the distributor, and so no reviews could be printed until after the movie's release.[13] Metacritic's average critic's score is 30 out of 100.[14] Rotten Tomatoes shows a freshness rating of 28 percent (with a zero percent rating from the 'Cream of the Crop' critics),[15].[16] Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The film opened in 2,932 theaters and earned $20 million domestically on its opening weekend and opened at number one at the US box office. As of January 3, 2007 the film has grossed $46 million domestically and $97 million total worldwide.[1] Silent Hill is in the top 10 video game film adaptations listing on Box Office Mojo (from 1980 to present). Silent Hill is at #6, between #5, Resident Evil: Apocalypse which grossed domestically $51 million. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... USD redirects here. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the sequel to the 2002 film Resident Evil from Screen Gems, written by Paul W. S. Anderson and directed by Alexander Witt. ...


While the film received mixed reviews, Ferland's performance has been praised by critics and fans.


According to The New York Daily News, the film's poster of a mouthless Sharon was the subject of some vandalism in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere, with many malefactors drawing cartoon mouths (smiling, screaming, sporting vampire fangs, etc.) or placing stickers where her mouth would be.[17] New York Daily News Building, Raymond Hood, architct, rendering by Hugh Ferriss The New York Daily News is one of the largest newspapers in the United States with a circulation well over 700,000. ... Vandalism is the conspicuous defacement or destruction of a structure, a symbol or anything else that goes against the will of the owner/governing body. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ...


Release

The film was released to theaters on April 21, 2006 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland. France, Belgium, Hungary, and Greece also saw April releases. The film was later released in 19 other counties in 2006 which include Russia, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. The film was rated R by the MPAA for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language, 15 by the BBFC for containing strong language and bloody horror, and MA 15+ by the OFLC for containing strong horror violence. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MPAA redirects here. ... Horror is the feeling of revulsion that usually occurs after something frightening is seen, heard, or otherwise experienced. ... For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). ... Gore may refer to: Kensington Gore, English theatre slang for stage blood The depiction of graphic violence in film, TV and theatre, especially the realistic depiction of serious physical injuries involving blood, flesh and bone matter (see splatter film) A triangular segment: Gore (road), a triangular point of land often... British Board of Film Classification logo The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), originally British Board of Film Censors, is the organisation responsible for film and some video game classification and censorship within the United Kingdom. ... The Office of Film and Literature Classification is a statutory censorship and classification body which provides day to day administrative support for the Classification Board which classified films, video games and publications in Australia, and the Classification Review Board which reviews films, computer games and publications when a valid application...


DVD

On August 22, 2006, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and TriStar Pictures released the DVD, Blu-Ray, and UMD versions of the film in North America. The DVD and Blu-Ray were released in both Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 and Pan and Scan versions and both included a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track.[18] The releases also included a number of special features, such as film previews and a six part making-of Silent Hill documentary. The film was also released on UMD for Sony's PlayStation Portable on August 22, 2006. There are no special features but the disc includes a 1.78 widescreen format, Dolby Digital 2.0, and subtitles. is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ... Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage media format. ... For the film format, see anamorphic format. ... A 2. ... Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... A UMD The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. ... The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP)[5] is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Director Christophe Gans will supervise a remastered 2 disc collectors edition DVD release of the film for release near completion of the second Silent Hill film. It has been hinted that the release may be a HD DVD/DVD bundled package.[3] An HD DVD was released in Germany by Concorde Home Entertainment on August 22, 2007. It contains the film encoded in the VC-1 video codec and also has the main audio track in DTS-HD. It retains the film aspect ratio of 2.35:1.[19] HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... The aspect ratio of a two-dimensional shape is the ratio of its longer dimension to its shorter dimension. ...


Music

The score to the film consists almost entirely of music from Akira Yamaoka's soundtracks to the four main games in the series. They were arranged by the film composer Jeff Danna (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Boondock Saints), with some tracks appearing in almost identical form to their in-game counterparts, while others were recreated entirely. Silent Hill, a film adaptation of the popular Konami video game, was released into theatres on April 21, 2006 to mixed reviews. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff Danna (born 1964) is a Canadian film composer and guitarist. ... Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the sequel to the 2002 film Resident Evil from Screen Gems, written by Paul W. S. Anderson and directed by Alexander Witt. ... The Boondock Saints is a 1999 action crime drama film written and directed by Troy Duffy. ...


The 'real' Silent Hill

Writer Roger Avary states about Silent Hill that Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Roger Avary, photographed for Score Magazine at the Hotel Costes K, Paris. ...

"the base idea was that this is not a haunted house, it's a haunted town, y'know, separate from our reality, but it also exists within our reality. So you effectively become a ghost during your time there. And it's a very terrifying emotion, that you are a ghost of yourself. Frankly I think it's a theme that's followed me."'

In researching the different elements of Silent Hill, screen writer Roger Avary was inspired when he heard of Centralia, Pennsylvania, and decided to base the film on it. The population of the town has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005[20] and 9 in 2007,[21] as a result of a 46-year-old mine fire burning beneath the borough. Roger Avary, photographed for Score Magazine at the Hotel Costes K, Paris. ... Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A mine fire is a fire that starts in a coal mine and burns underground. ...


In 1962, an exposed vein of coal ignited, due to the standard policy of burning the garbage on a weekly basis in the borough landfill. Attempts to extinguish the fire were unsuccessful, and it continued to burn throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Adverse health effects were reported by several people due to the carbon monoxide produced. Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal is a fossil fuel formed in ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Carbon monoxide, with the chemical formula CO, is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. ...


In 1984, Congress allocated more than $42 million for relocation efforts. Most of the residents accepted buyout offers and moved. Today a handful of occupied homes remain in Centralia. Most of the buildings have been razed, and at casual glance the area now appears to be a meadow with several paved streets through it, and some areas are being filled with new-growth forest. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...


Sequel

It is confirmed by director Christophe Gans that a sequel is "officially ordered and well on the way."[3] Christophe Gans on the set of the film Silent Hill Christophe Gans (born March 11, 1960 in Antibes, France. ...


As of April 2007, Producer Don Carmody has stated that a screenplay is slowly being developed and that "[Gans is] involved pretty heavily in another project right now" and will likely not return as director.[22] Gans has stated that he will stay close to the film's production regardless of his status as director. The film's story is unknown as well, but it is confirmed that the film will retain the visual look of the first film.[3] April 2007 is the fourth month of the year. ... Don Carmody (born in New England) is a film producer that started his own production company in 1980. ...


In July 2007, Avary said that he would not be returning to collaborate on Silent Hill 2 on the account that Gans would not be returning, either. The sequel will continue in development without Avary or Gans.[23]


See also

The following lists of films based on video games are listed in alphabetical order by title or franchise name. ... This article is about the video game franchise. ...

References

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  2. ^ a b c Wilson, Stacy (2005-07-17). "Silent Hill" Interview with director Christophe Gans. About.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Prin, Kevin (2006-12-22). INTERVIEW : CHRISTOPHE GANS (SILENT HILL) PARTIE 1 (French). DVDRama.
  4. ^ a b c Ferry, IIan (2006-04-02). Master Class Silent Hill (French). Ecranlarge.
  5. ^ a b Silent Hill - Production Notes. Sony Pictures.
  6. ^ Douglas, Edward (2006-04-20). Exclusive: Director Christophe Gans. ComingSoon.
  7. ^ Gans, Christophe (2006-03-10). Silent Hill - Notes from the director Christophe Gans - "On Preserving and Contributing to the Mythology of the Games, On Interpreting Silent Hill's Monsters". Sony Pictures.
  8. ^ Internet Movie Database - List of Films shot in Hamilton, Ontario. Retrieved on 2008-01-29.
  9. ^ a b Interview with Akira Yamaoka
  10. ^ Thorpe, Valarie (2005-07-17). Really Scary Visits the Set of Silent Hill. Really Scary.
  11. ^ Bielik, Alain (2006-04-21). Silent Hill: Nothing Quiet About These Horrifying VFX. VFXWorld.
  12. ^ a b Bettenhausen, Shane (2006-02-23). Silent Hill Movie Interview: The Director's Cut. 1UP.
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  18. ^ Woodward, Tom (2006-06-19). Silent Hill (US R1 DVD). DVDActive.
  19. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Condorde_Home_Entertainment
  20. ^ Krajick, Kevin. Fire in the hole, in Smithsonian Magazine, May 2005
  21. ^ Couch, Stephen. Presentation at Eastern Section meeting of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, June 2007
  22. ^ Silent Hill 2 News. Shock Til You Drop (2007-04-22).
  23. ^ Ryan Rotten. "EXCL: Avary Skips Trip to Silent Hill 2", ShockTillYouDrop.com, 2007-07-18. Retrieved on 2007-07-18. 

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Silent Hill is the 2006 film adaptation of Konami's famous survival horror franchise.
Like the rest of Silent Hill, the church falls into ruin as it is drawn into Alessa's nightmare, its most pronounced transformation being the falling away of the floor to reveal a pit of fire from which Alessa rises, supported by lengths of rusted barbed-wire, in her hospital bed.
Silent Hill uses little computer-generated imagery, with the most notable exceptions being the fog that drenches the town, the otherworld transitions, and the insects that surround the Red Pyramid.
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