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Old 03-21-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to buy it for awhile now, but havn't because this site gave the video such a poor review. Is is really that bad? What are the chances of a re-release?
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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Think the German release is meant to be the best, I just ordered the UK version (which is different from the US copy) but don't have it yet. When I do I can provide screencaps if you want
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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naw, its NOT that bad. sometimes reveiws r so harsh, the picture is a little soft but the sound is there. i like the movie so i brought it it is a upgrade from dvd. just buy it and enjoy b ur own judge...
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Movie is pretty solid as far as transfer.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
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And you have to keep in mind that the "soft" look and blurry feel are intended by the director. I own it and like it very much as an upgrade from the DVD...
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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It has a pretty decent cast and I liked the previous work of the director, whom I wish would put out more work.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:58 PM   #7
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I really enjoyed the DVD, I haven't watched my BD yet though.

Great homage to the original game IMO, really captured the look of the town and creatures...it also has Radha Mitchell running about dressed in a skirt and boots...what more could you ask?
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #8
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what more could you ask?
I think Sean Bean could've made a great James (SH2) character if he had the role even though he was terrible in this one due to constant script changes. I would've loved it if it were simply a retelling of SH2, complete with the alternate bizarre endings
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:40 PM   #9
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I have the US release and the German release. I like them. Some like the PQ a little better on the German release but they don't look dramatically different to me. The US release has PCM, the German release has DTS HD HR so the audio should be better on the US release (I don't recall what I thought about it when comparing them).
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:12 AM   #10
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And you have to keep in mind that the "soft" look and blurry feel are intended by the director. I own it and like it very much as an upgrade from the DVD...
That's funny, the 'Director Approved' 2-disc French release*, looks nothing like the US release. Whoops!


*The best version, which even eclipses the German and is extremely English friendly.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:42 AM   #11
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That's funny, the 'Director Approved' 2-disc French release*, looks nothing like the US release. Whoops!


*The best version, which even eclipses the German and is extremely English friendly.
I have to agree with this as well. I have the 2-Disc French Release and it has much better picture quality than the US release and lots of extras. It's region-free and has several HD extras, but the SD extras are in PAL so they may not work on Blu-Ray players in North America.

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Old 03-22-2010, 03:51 AM   #12
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I was actually pissed when I saw the review on Blu-Ray.com from the critic. I watched it and thought it looked quite good. There is picture sound with grain, but has a lot of detail and has extremely good sound quality. I think that they were being a bit harsh on it.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:01 AM   #13
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You have to keep in mind that this was one of the early Sony Blu-ray releases. I actually have the Canadian version because it was cheaper and has better artwork, but the transfer is the same as the U.S. version. Is it reference, absolutely not. Is it decent and much better than the DVD, yeah.

The main issue is that it's a single-layer disc with MPEG-2 coding. Because of the space and compression constraints, the picture isn't as good as it could be. The intended look of the film is somewhat dreamy and stylized, however daylight scenes look a lot better than dark scenes (of which there are obviously quite a few). Detail suffers in night scenes and things turn into kind of a blackout, likely due to less advanced compression.

Is it worth a buy, probably if you like the movie. I suppose we might see a rerelease if the sequel ever happens.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:07 AM   #14
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I'd give it a 3/5 for video. I caved and bought the U.S. release on Christmas for $15. It was released in the early days of Blu-ray. It does need a better release. Import it.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:07 AM   #15
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Definitely isn't the best PQ around but the story of it is great I thought. I play silent hill games and watching the movie is, I would put it as . . . pretty damn good for a game to movie . . . hoping they can make a Silent Hill 2!!
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That's funny, the 'Director Approved' 2-disc French release*, looks nothing like the US release. Whoops!


*The best version, which even eclipses the German and is extremely English friendly.
I will third this. The double disc French release from Metropolitan is, for lack of a better term, "ballin". Even if a/v quality was equal to the U.S. (which it's not--it beat it hands down in video; for audio I'd say a dead heat with the U.S. PCM vs. the French's DTS MA), it would still be worth it for the extensive extras package if you're a fan. We're talking PIP video commentary, exhaustive making-of documentary, the works. Region free and english subs on all French language extras. I'd give it serious consideration.

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Old 05-04-2010, 12:27 PM   #17
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i have the us, one of my friend has the french release.
the french release is better! mostly PQ, no big difference in sound (DTS HD for french release)
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:24 PM   #18
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Shit film, nice transfer.....

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:38 PM   #19
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Here's another take on it. It gets 4/5 stars for PQ....it just sounds like it's inconsistant


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Flawless films, as well as the games. One of my favorite franchises. Just hope SH2 sees the light of day.
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