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'Silent House' Makes An Impact on Blu-Ray This July

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'Silent House' Makes An Impact on Blu-Ray This July

New postby Brian Massey » Thu May 17, 2012 10:14 am

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has just announced that they will be bringing a tension-filled, real time journey into horror to genre lovers across America as Silent House makes its way to Blu-ray this July. Read on for more.


Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), Silent House employs the same aesthetic technique that Gustavo Hernández brought to the original version of the 2010 film La Casa Muda by using long takes and CGI-assisted edits - as a result the directors present the narrative as one long camera take that unfolds in real time creating a "pulse pounding scary" film.

Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) stars in this harrowing, edge-of-your-seat thriller which will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with Ultra Violet, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on July 24, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

In the film, "Sarah, a young woman who accompanies her father (Adam Trese, 40 Days and 40 Nights) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julie & Julia) to their family's secluded vacation home. Shortly after arriving, however, strange calamities befall the house, and Sarah and her father become trapped inside it. With her odds of survival rapidly declining, Sarah must try to escape the house and uncover the secret behind the malevolent forces plaguing her..." Also starring Adam Trese (40 Days and 40 Nights, Zodiac) and Eric Sheffer Stevens (Julie & Julia), Silent House is an intensely visceral experience that Dan Jewel of Life & Style raves is 'unbearably suspenseful and utterly terrifying.'

The Silent House Blu-ray™ Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound. The Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice! UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud. From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps and more!


FEATURE COMMENTARY: Co-director Chris Kentis and screenwriter/co-director Laura Lau participate.

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES: Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.

DIGITAL COPY: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live ™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!

pocket BLU™ APP: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray ™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:

- ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.

-VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.

-MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.

-BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.

-KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.

Brian Massey
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