Blu-ray, DVD Release: Silent House

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Silent HouseSilent House should perhaps be called Really Noisy House, judging by the amount of screaming going on.

The horror movie stars Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) as Sarah, who gets trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat. Unable to get out or contact anyone outside, Sarah experiences increasingly ominous events in and around the house.

Based on the 2010 foreign film The Silent House, the R-rated 2011 movie got mixed reviews from critics, and less appreciation from moviegoers. Silent House grossed $12 million in wide release in theaters, and while some critics say the film is incredibly scary, others say the only scary part is the movie’s flaws.

Both the DVD and the Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack include a feature commentary by co-director Chris Kentis (Open Water) and screenwriter/co-director Laura Lau (Grind).

Silent House Blu-ray boxThat’s the only entertaining extra in the packages. The Blu-ray also has Universal’s standard techie extras:

  • BD-Live
  • Pocket Blu app that allows smartphones to interact with the Blu-ray player
  • UHear for quick rewinding if you miss dialog
  • digital copy of the movie
  • and instant streaming through UltraViolet.

Here’s the trailer with all that screaming:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.