Just when you thought we were done with this movie…….think again!
First up, SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D now has a Japanese release set for June.
Likely this won’t matter at all to anyone who’s already seen the movie by now. Me however, I’ll be interested to see how it’s marketed for Japan. What the poster designs and trailers are like, I recall the Japanese trailers & TV spots for the 1st SH movie were actually pretty cool. They do a good job fooling you into believing it might actually be……good!
No doubt they’re gonna roll out some swanky 3 or 4-disc DVD set of this thing down the road for Japan’s video release too, like they did with the 1st movie.
Speaking of which, much to the consternation of us fans stateside…
What you see there is what the French are getting.
A Limited Edition collector’s box set of exclusive goodies containing a Pyramid Head statue, 8 art postcards, a poster that I believe is 2-sided, a 36-page booklet, and the Metropolitan French Edition Blu-ray of both Silent Hill movies with a bunch of extra bonus content. Here’s a rundown of what those consist of:
List of extras for French BR editions:
01:30:35:21 SILENT HILL – REVELATION (COMMENTARY)
00:02:12:08 SILENT HILL – REVELATION (THE CREATURES OF SILENT HILL)
00:02:39:02 SILENT HILL – REVELATION ( THE CAST)
00:02:23:23 SILENT HILL – REVELATION (MAKING SILENT HILL IN 3D)
00:04:28:23 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS – HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS – BEHIND THE SCREAMS
00:11:14:06 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES
00:02:16:18 SILENT HILL REVELATION 3D (TRAILER)
00:00:44:00 INTRO BY MICHAEL J BASSETT
00:43:29:00 THE DARKNESS REVEALED – SILENT HILL 2 – REVISITED (MAKING OF)
00:11:14:06 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES (WITH AUDIO COMMENTARY)
There will also be a standalone Blu-ray of just the movie with these extra features. The release date for France is March 28th, you can pre-order both sets from Amazon:
If you don’t live in France, you’d better have a Blu-ray player specifically region-coded to play those discs.
Apparently those same set of extra features will also be included with other international European releases for the UK, Russian and German markets, to name a few. In fact, a few of these featurettes have already found their way online. Baffling as their absence from the domestic US home video release may be, feel free to watch them now below…
A greater mystery than any perhaps could be offered by the town of Silent Hill itself, is…….just why the f*#@%n’ f*** aren’t this gaggle of sweet extra features on OUR DVD/Blu-ray copies of the movie!?
I am only left to speculate, which leads me to believe – $$$
It’s a money thing.