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Nov 6, 2009

awesome movie poster friday - the SILENT HILL edition!

Man, I loves me some Silent Hill. Of course I'm totally cuckoo nutso for the games, but I thought the movie was pretty damn good, too. The acting isn't always great and the dialogue is frequently...not good, but the visuals are pretty kick ass. I do hope the sequel, which is currently flopping around in development hell, sees the light of day. If it were me, I'd base that shit on the second game in the series, which has a lot of cinematic potential. In fact, I'm willing to volunteer for the job of writing it! I've volunteered before, and quite frankly I'm shocked that no one has asked me to get cracking yet. It seems so odd to me that "Hollywood" doesn't read my blog and hasn't yet decided to hand a multi-million dollar property over to someone who's passionate yet completely unproven. Come on, people...it would be the heartwarming story of the year!

















12 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

This movie gets such a bad rap but I loved it. I thought the visuals kicked ass & it was a fun movie to watch!! I just watched it last week for Halloween!! I really do wish they'd make the sequel too, the rumors have been floating around way too long. Love these posters too. The nurses one is my favorite.

MaxTheSilent said...

Ooooh, this movie was terrible.

I honestly don't think I've ever been so let down by a movie. Like you I thought the source material had the potential to make a masterpiece.

But the script was atrocious and Sean Bean just took up screen time.

Bill Walsh said...

Oh, sweet baby Jane, I'll take Languages I Can't Even Read for $500, Stacie.

Sigh.

Ok, so the Chinese name for SIlent Hill is 沉默之丘 or Silence's Hill. That’s chénmò zhī qiū for those of you scoring at home.

The Japanese forwent the dictionary and just called theirs サイレントヒル Sairento Hiru.

They took the same tack in Israel, apparently, as סיילנט היל is also just "Silent Hill" transliterated into Hebrew.

And so did the Koreans: Sa-il-leon-teu hil.

The Poles seem to have made a little pun with "i tak cie nie usłysza" which means something like, "And so, you won't hear them…"

Oh, and the Spanish tag line "la oscuridad se acerca" means "Darkness approaches."

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

My issue with Korean movie posters -for foreign films, that is- has always been that, more often than not, the space is crammed with 'useful' information such as how well a film has done in the United States,* often at the cost of provocative imagery.

* And, strangely, it seems to be an effective method of getting butts into seats.

RC said...

Yikes, those foreign posters are nasty.

So, Hollywood hasn't called? Are you sure? Have you checked your messages? Do they have your number? Seems odd to me. They definitely should have called by now.

Oh, BTW, Silent Hill sucked computer-generated balls, IMHO.

spazmo said...

I drive through downtown Silent Hill every couple of weeks or so (real name: Brantford, Ontario - birthplace of Wayne Gretzky). It's fun picking out all the street corners and landmarks they used in the movie.

When I got pulled over down there for speeding last month, I felt a little pang of disappointment that it wasn't a blonde motorcycle-lady-cop. On the other hand, she was a total bitch, and my guy was cool and just gave me a friendly warning even though I was doing 77 in a 50.

B-Movie Becky said...

Wow. I didn't know there were so many great posters for this film. I would have never guessed.

MaxTheSilent said...

So, no fetishised stripper-cops in Brantford?

Damn shame, that. Laurie Holden's tight body was one of the only things that kept my interest in this abortion of a film.

Anonymous said...

POLYGLOT!

Robert H. said...

You might also try to look for SHADOW FALLS, a series that was on The Horror Channel that poaches some of that SILENT HILL mood, if not visuals (done extremely lo-budget). Should be on Netflix, and the creators just finished a feature conclusion, SHADOW FALLS MEMORIAL

Prospero said...

An underrated movie that most people associate with a boring video game.

Michael Ricketson said...

I agree that Silent Hill is underrated... it's one of the few movies where the second half of the film is better than the first (the first having too many examples of poor acting). The show had lots of mood and atmosphere, and the music is awesome.