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How many times?
Poll ended at 16 Aug 2007
Zero times 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
1 time 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
2 or 3 times 29%  29%  [ 4 ]
4 or 5 times 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
More than 5 times! 57%  57%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 14
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Gravedigger
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Missing since: 19 Jul 2008
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I noticed the Starz thing too. Starz can suck my ballz. They rarely play anything I am personally interested in watching. I had to cancel my subscription b/c of that. I prefer HBO and Showtime, at least they have some kick ass original programming and fairly good movies most of the time.

ANYWAY, I have seen the movie at least 20 times. It's rediculous the amount of times I have seen it. I can pretty much quote the whole thing.

I am soooo sad.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 12 Dec 2008
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this is a little off topic, but it still fits anyway but...
have you noticed that starz has seriously stopped showing silent hill since at least, I think, last year? While the movie wasn't popular, it wasn't that bad. I find it amusing that they can show the more horrible movies like bloodrayne 2, underworld, and the resident evil movie, which each sucks in my opinion yet I think they only showed silent hill a few times and now it's long gone. Thank goodness I have the dvd. :P



*ahem* I really liked RE, sure they didn't stick to the plot of the games that well.... Ok, at all... but they were still decent!

As far as SH I probably really have seen it 50+, no lie. The first night I watched it three times at least, we were all drunk and kept forgeting we had already watched it. :P

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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I think that the voting poll is locked... but I've seen the Silent Hill movie a total of 5 times, me likey! :)


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Rosewater Park Attendant
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They [I assume, Starz], showed SH quite a lot of times. I guess they finally decided to stop showing it. :)

What I like about having the dvd though (compared to watching it on tv), is you can skim through it. I love the whole movie, but my favorite part is when it's nearing the end (when Rose goes through the basement...). I guess it's all the quotes, one after the other that I love so much. I've only done it about once before, but I had the movie stuck in my head. So I put on the dvd, skipped to that part, and watched the ending again. :)

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 15 Nov 2007
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I've watched the flick endlessly, as if seeing it over and over were part of being stuck in Silent Hill itself.

A lot of people have complained about the script (the substitute of the mother and child dynamic, use of the quasi-fundamentalist cult, etc.). I was tempted to do the same before reflecting on how empty the whole thing could have been without Avery and Ganz. How often do you get one of the authors of Pulp Fiction to contemplate writing a script for a game adaptation? In the future, when people won't be stupid about games as art, no problem. But in the present and recent past, Avery was a score.

Of all the game-based movies I've seen, SH comes the closest to replicating the experience and atmosphere of Japanese survival horror. When the main character reaches each pivotal new landscape, it feels exactly like arriving at a new level in SH. That and the falling ash felt perfect to me despite some of the flaws in the second half of the story.

The movie appeals more as an environment and a mood than as a straight narrative, and the places draw you in far more than the characters' tacked-on arcs.

I was really impressed that the director conveyed the combination of freedom and claustrophobia, fear, fascination and grief, survivalism and self-destructiveness, that characterized SH1 and 2 for me. To watch it is to feel as if you yourself were moving through those environments. The last director who made me feel that way was probably Tarkovsky.

So, to sum, I can understand why certain people hated it, though I myself am addicted to it for reasons that have little to do with the narrative.

Media list: I own this flick on DVD and Blu-Ray. I'm tempted to buy the discounted UMD but will restrain myself, since I've ripped it to PSP already. I've also seen it in the theater, though I've yet to watch it on cable.

I love horror films that draw the viewer into stasis. I love paintings that do that as well -- I'm thinking of Hylas and the Water Nymphs, by Waterhouse, or his painting of the Harpies, or his subtly disquieting portrait of Lilith (far more disquieting once you learn who/what Lilith is in Jewish mysticism). Certain Hindu paintings, too, give me that sense of unease -- portraits of Shiva meditating in his ice world on the end of life's cycle, and Kali caught at the savage moment when she realizes carnage is futile.


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Hope House Careworker
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the poll is closed, but i have seen it 4-5 i think


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Rosewater Park Attendant
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Missing since: 04 Feb 2007
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Sorry about the poll thing; I can't reopen it.

@ columbarium: I think your comments are interesting. I personally loved the move. I agree that it showed a lot of various emotions. I loved how realistic it was, like when Cybil dropped the f-bomb. lol :)

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Brookhaven Receptionist
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2. The second was to give it a second chance, but I still wasn't fond of it.

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Historical Society Historian
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I saw it 2 times on the TV, but sometimes it's on some channels and i just watch some parts... Out of curiosity... What's your favorite character from the movie? *everyone says Alessa ¬¬* Mine is the detective (i forgot his name) Rose's Husband (forgot his name too ¬¬) PH and Cybil. ;)

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Rosewater Park Attendant
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Mephisto wrote:
Mine is the detective

Officer Thomas Gucci
Mephisto wrote:
Rose's Husband

Christopher

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Hope House Careworker
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i liked alessa's mother, she looked like she was the only person who was telling the truth, and she was the only one inocent


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Brookhaven Receptionist
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PH and Dahlia because movie Dahlia wasn't as weird/crazy as game Dahlia.

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Hope House Careworker
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Alessyl wrote:
PH and Dahlia because movie Dahlia wasn't as weird/crazy as game Dahlia.


that would be allesa's mother right? i am not realy good at remembering names...


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Brookhaven Receptionist
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Yes, Dahlia is Alessa's mother.

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Hope House Careworker
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thank ya :)


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 07 Oct 2007
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To be honest, I thought tha movie was useless, until I found out my girlfriend loved it but I like tha game's plot better

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Just Passing Through
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I've seen probably 3 times, though I wasn't too fond of it the first time I'd watched it.
I can boldly say that I only watched it for Pyramid Head. D:

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My Bestsellers Clerk
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I've seen the movie four times. Once on opening day, once after buying the DVD, and two other times, immediately after finishing the original Silent Hill on two occasions. It's a decent movie, not too good or bad.


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Gravedigger
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Seen it about five times. It's a pretty good movie once you get it to make sense gamewise through SH5.

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