In the possible but unlikely event that you, like hundreds of thousands of people around the world, were first brought here by the famous upskirt fighting game post, then kept reading because of all the nice things I said about the Silent Hill movie, and are reading this right now, I’d just like to humbly demand that, at some point in the special features of the Silent Hill movie DVD, you film Sean Bean saying “One does not simply walk into Silent Hill”. That would be the most awesomest thing ever.
Just a quick update that there’s finally a flash teaser for the Silent Hill movie. I am still anxiously awaiting a real trailer of some sort.
Update: Full trailer now available HERE! I continue to have unwavering faith that Christophe Gans can make an excellent video game movie where so many have failed before.
VideoGaiden is a Scottish video game review / sketch comedy show which runs on BBC 2 Scotland. The show used to be called Consolevania, and existed solely online, but some sublime genius at BBC 2 Scotland decided they needed more exposure. They mention Rez in their first episode, and give Psychonauts a glowing review in the second episode. They’re just that cool. The best part is, the first three episodes are available online for free, and even better are the three episodes of Consolevania available online. The only real downside is that the Scottish accents are difficult to understand for us damn dirty yanks, but that just means you’ll have to watch each episode a few times to catch everything, which is not a bad thing.
After watching all of VideoGaiden and all of Consolevania, my internal voice now has a Scottish accent, and I’m afraid to try to talk to anyone because my outside voice might have a Scottish accent too.
Update: For some reason the website has decided to start blocking anyone with an IP address outside of the UK from watching the VideoGaiden episodes, which is really really stupid. The Consolevania episodes still work, though.
Update Update: All six episodes are available as AVIs here, although it’s unclear how long that link will be good, so go get them now!!
There’s a Silent Hill movie coming out next spring. Other blogs have noted that it’s being written by Roger Avary (of Pulp Fiction, Crying Freeman, and Killing Zoe fame) and directed by Christophe Gans, but noone else seems to remember Brotherhood of the Wolf, the Dangerous Liaisons meets Soul Calibur 2 movie that proves that Christophe Gans is the perfect person to make a movie out of a video game. It’s not the best movie ever made, but it’s definitely one of the most “video-gamey” movies I’ve ever seen, and gives me a lot of faith in his treatment of Silent Hill.
In the meantime, here‘s a completely-unrelated amateur Silent Hill trailer.
(Image nabbed from SilentHill.bloodflame.com)