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Old 05-25-2008, 05:00 AM   #1
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Default Silent Hill on Blu-ray...why all the hate??

To tell you the truth, I am just stunned that people found silent hill to look bad on bluray. Its one of my favorite movies, so i decided to RENT it at blockbuster on blu to see if its really as bad as everyone on this site says it is. I put the disc in and my friends and I were blown away at how great the picture quality is. it is very sharp, colorful and spot on. I found no flaws. It was probably one of the better transfers I have seen for a horror movie.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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Not only is it good creepy movie, Its the PCM soundtrack that impressed me, alot of use of the rears and overall sound.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:16 AM   #3
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silent hill got a pretty good review from HDD. 4 stars for video and 5 for audio. blu-ray.com hasnt done a review but from what ive seen i was also impressed with the title. prblem with the title is most parts of the movie are very dark and black and you need a LCD that can handle blacks or it will look pretty crappy
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
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The only reason I loathed it is because of the lack of extras.. which suck.

Other than that, its a five star movie, and top notch video and audio.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:25 AM   #5
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One of my favs....
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:27 AM   #6
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The only reason I loathed it is because of the lack of extras.. which suck.

Other than that, its a five star movie, and top notch video and audio.
I concur, the only reason I'm still holding onto my DVD copy is the lack of extras. Anyone know if the German import has any of the special features? Typically, I try to avoid the double-dip (or triple-dip in this case), but I bought my blu used over a year ago for $10, so I won't be out too much, and I've definitely gotten my moneys worth.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:39 AM   #7
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I concur, the only reason I'm still holding onto my DVD copy is the lack of extras. Anyone know if the German import has any of the special features? Typically, I try to avoid the double-dip (or triple-dip in this case), but I bought my blu used over a year ago for $10, so I won't be out too much, and I've definitely gotten my moneys worth.
I have the US version and the German import but I haven't tried to view the extras on the import. Most of the time I don't bother trying b/c I can't read the menus and sometimes the extras on the imports don't work (on region A players even if the movie does).

I'll try it now to see if I can tell what it has for the special features (if anything).

Edit: Don't think it does. Looks like scene access is the only thing it provides.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:47 AM   #8
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I concur, the only reason I'm still holding onto my DVD copy is the lack of extras. Anyone know if the German import has any of the special features? Typically, I try to avoid the double-dip (or triple-dip in this case), but I bought my blu used over a year ago for $10, so I won't be out too much, and I've definitely gotten my moneys worth.
The import has a much cooler looking artwork I know that for sure -_-V
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I have the US version and the German import but I haven't tried to view the extras on the import. Most of the time I don't bother trying b/c I can't read the menus and sometimes the extras on the imports don't work (region A).

I'll try it now to see if I can tell what it has for the special features (if anything).

Edit: Don't think it does. Looks like scene access is the only thing it provides.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll just wait for Sony's eventual SE on blu (probably to coincide w/ the release of Silent Hill 2).
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:50 AM   #10
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The import has a much cooler looking artwork I know that for sure -_-V
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #11
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The only reason I loathed it is because of the lack of extras.. which suck.

Other than that, its a five star movie, and top notch video and audio.
Pretty good movie. Lack of extras on any movie doesn't bother me ! Never watch 'em.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:58 PM   #12
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You should just be great-full you can buy it on Blu-ray.
It's not available for Region B yet(except for Germany), Universal owns the rights to Silent Hill in Australia(no Universal Blu-rays announced for release here yet )..
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To confirm once again, the German release also features no content beyond the film. Not even a trailer.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:18 PM   #14
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The German has one of my favorite HiDef transfers. The detail is amazing.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:15 AM   #15
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The current domestic BD of Silent Hill is just okay. It came out very early in the lifecycle of Blu-ray before I think Sony had a firm grasp of transferring and encoding a great disc. I know the HD DVD version looked superior to it going off reports. I bet this title would look incredible if it was released again with the current state of knowledge, though of course this is a very unlikely title to get a double dip.
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It still looks pretty good and has very dynamic SQ. I would double dip on this if later released with a few up-grades. Great Creepy Film!
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:26 PM   #17
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I've been wanting to pick up Silent Hill on BD - has anyone heard if this will be re-released with a new encode/transfer? When is Slient Hill 2 coming?

Also, does the German release look that much better?
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:34 PM   #18
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For one of the earlier BDs, I thought Silent Hill looked and sounded great!
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ahh I may have to this one up! I also love this flick but was scared away from the blu by all the seeming negative reviews of the pq.
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Pretty good movie. Lack of extras on any movie doesn't bother me ! Never watch 'em.
Bothers me. The dvd version should never have an advantage over the BD version. never.
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