Blu-ray/DVD review: Silent Hill: Revelation

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Studio Synopsis: Return to a place of insanity and blood-curdling chills in this shocking sequel to one of the most surreal and gruesome horror films ever created. Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have always tried 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 hugely popular video game series and written and directed by Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch), it’s a psychological trip into absolute terror unlike anything you’ve ever known.

Studio: Universal
Running Time: 95 minutes
Rating: R
Number of Disks: 2

Special Features:
- A Look Inside Silent Hill: Revelation
- Theatrical Trailer

blu ray dvd review silent hill revelation cover 300x375 Blu ray/DVD review: Silent Hill: Revelation In an example of what can happen when too much backstory is presented, and too little finance is funded, “Silent Hill: Revelation” is anything but, in terms of staggering special effects or any semblance of a content competent storyline. And while the jump-and-jolt scares offer face value fun for what was surely anticipated when you first pressed run, sometimes even cherry-picking Sci-Fi powerhouses like Carrie-Anne Moss, Sean Bean, and the legendary Malcolm McDowell isn’t enough to stoke a ho-hum hellish fire into an intriguing inferno. Fans of the game will likely rally around the film regardless, though carrying that connection may make its scenes harder to take. And given the fact that even its 2006 predecessor film was met with mixed feelings and conflicted ratings, the ominous warnings repeated numerous times in both the game and the films might tell the whole tale, don’t go to Silent Hill…indeed. The extras are a mirror image of hell’s wasteland, with only a 3+ minute behind the scenes sprint and the film’s token theatrical trailer. So with a tale to intricate to tell, even with all the trappings of hell, “Silent Hill: Revelation” is a fiery façade whose temperature peaks at tepid.

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