Silent Hill Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Details Emerge from the Darkness
Shout! Factory has provided more information on what to expect from this upcoming release.
By Jay Gervais
You may recall our coverage from last month regarding Shout! Factory’s upcoming collector’s edition Blu-ray for Silent Hill, which was a 2006 film directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf) and was based on the series with the same name.
At the time, we weren’t provided with too many details regarding the release, except for its summer release date of July 9th, the newly-commissioned artwork by Devon Whitehead (Trick r Treat, Valentine, Sleepwalkers), and the confirmation that extras would be confirmed at a later date. Fortunately, we now know what will be included in this release, so check out the details below.
- HD master approved by director Christophe Gans
- NEW interview with director Christophe Gans
- NEW A Tale of Two Jodelles – an interview with actress Jodelle Ferland
- NEW Dance of the Pyramid – an interview with actor Roberto Campanella
- NEW Audio Commentary with cinematographer Dan Laustsen
- NEW interview with makeup-effects artist Paul Jones
- Path of Darkness: The Making of Silent Hill – a six-part documentary
- The Making of Silent Hill vintage featurette
- On set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
- Photo Galleries – still photos and posters
- Original Theatrical Trailer
This 2-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray will come with a rolled 18” x 24” poster of the new artwork by Devon Whitehead and is only available if you order the item through Shout! Factory.
As previously mentioned, it’s expected to release later this year on July 19th and will knock you down $25.99, plus the cost of shipping. If you’re interested in this item, you can pre-order it right now from Shout! Factory. Alternatively, you can order from Amazon as well, but you will not receive the rolled poster with your order.
The Silent Hill series was a huge intellectual property for Konami and generated a profit for the company somewhere in the multi-millions. The franchise raised the bar for the video game industry and its impact is still one of importance today.
The series has retained a very dedicated fan base that remains hopeful the series can be picked up by the right hands and prosper forward. The last attempt at reviving the series was Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s Silent Hills, which was a very promising project and one that was unfortunately cancelled due to various behind-the-scenes circumstances.
Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for updates regarding this release, and as usual, for all the latest news and updates on Silent Hill!