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Posted 2006-01-22 by Tony Walsh
Sony has revealed five finalists in a poster contest promoting its upcoming Silent Hill movie based on the video game series of the same name. The winner of the contest will score $2,500 USD in cash, 25 movie tickets, and a pile of movie-related trinkets.

I had a chance to check out the movie's latest trailer in a theatre over the weekend, and I'm very pleased with what I saw. On the surface, it seems the movie's visuals harmonize perfectly with the game's bone-chilling graphics, and as an added bonus, it seems like at least one song on the Silent Hill 3's soundtrack will be used. Gearcritech reports "...the trailer uses the some of the good old Silent Hill music we've come to love, notably Promise (Reprise) from SH2 and Hometown from SH3."
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Comment posted by Torley
January 23, 2006 @ 1:36 am
I wonder, how rare an occurrence is it that music from a game makes it to the movie adaptation to? And on top of that, to be memorable? For example, I can't even remember if the wellknown Super Mario Bros. theme showed up in that cinematic "version".

Kind of sad that Portishead isn't active, because there was at least one track on the original Silent Hill OST that sounded a LOT like them. I would imagine a Promotional Video with Beth Gibbons wailing, eyes clicking about, would be the freakiest thing too.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
January 23, 2006 @ 8:55 am
I suspect game music doesn't often make it to movie form, probably because of rights issues. In this case, it's Sony all the way -- being a megacorporation has its advantages :)

I agree Portishead would be a good choice for a soundtrack artist, as would Sigur Ros.
Comment posted by Jos 'Hyakugei' Yule
January 23, 2006 @ 1:10 pm
FYI, beth is, supposedly (see the news section) working on the next portishead album.
Comment posted by kurtman
February 23, 2006 @ 6:50 pm
I think the trailer looks great and I'm definitely going to go and see it, but, I'm kinda dissapointed with the story and everything because in the first silent hill Harry was trying to find his daughter named Charyl. But in the movie instead of Harry finding Charyl, its someone named Rose trying to find a girl named Sharon. Where did Rose and Sharon come from??? I just think they should of kept with the original story then with a new one.
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