The Gate to the Mind's Eye
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However, there are SOME scenes which aren't sharp as they should be... like viewing a VCD full screen. These could have been better, improved to more DVD-quality. Hence I give this DVD four stars and not five.
After viewing this DVD, I would certainly like to view the other DVDs in the Mind's Eye collection.
I'm glad I did. The music is fantastic - I would enjoy owning this DVD for the audio alone. It's not recorded in 5.1 or DTS -
however it you have a Prologic II receiver - the sounds are seperated nicely, and the affect is almost as good as 5.1 audio.
The animation flows extremely well with the music, and like most individuals who enjoy this kind of entertainment - it sends your mind in flight to the heights of imagination. Strongly recommended!!
This Gate to the Mind's Eye is a classic and part of computer animation history. I have never witnessed such a "flowing" of visual images done tastefully, capturing the human spirit, along with the music by Thomas Dolby that matches it. Particularly pleasing, pleasurable and extremely well done. One segment is superior to all others -- and that is the one to the song "In a Corner of Your Mind's Eye". It is unbelievable! A masterpirce of 3D animation that makes me wish they had a 3D computer animation MTV station.
How they bring you back through time making you feel as if you're experiencing ancient rooms of the Egyptians, Mayans, then looking into a city of few hundreds of years ago, and then bringing you into the future with "Quantum Mechanic" shows they are trying to encapsulate experiences throughout human history and into the future.
This DVD is so well done that in 2002 I cannot tell it was created in 1994 at the beginning of the computer revolution. All of these 3D segments are done with music. I was in awe of the mastery of the creativity behind these creations. It is the human spirit free to express itself in a flowing, visual form with music, never before as in this kind of medium.
Watch this DVD and see the human spirit soar with a sense of freedom, spontaneity and creativity you have rarely witnessed before. Until now humanity has only had static art forms and images, except for movies, -- only music could match the "flowing" of creativity and lift the human spirit to new heights.Read more ›
Other reviewers have said "don't expect a plot," but the videos do revolve around a loosely connected storyline of destruction and resurrection in the history of mankind. (Except perhaps for "Nu Vogue," but it's such a cool segment, you won't mind not knowing where it fits in.) It's enough of a plot so that you feel a sense of resolution at the soaring conclusion of the disc.
Thomas Dolby's soundtrack is enjoyable, varied enough to be interesting but cohesive enough to give the disc a definite theme. We see here that he's definitely more diverse than just "She Blinded Me with Science."
The graphics, while now a few years out of date and not necessarily cutting-edge, are well-timed with the music and beautifully rendered.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Here the images are more abstract and less representational. Excellent quality visuals.Published 8 months ago by TDL Chicago
Searched for this in DVD for a long time. Love the music in this. Shipped fastPublished 11 months ago by P. Eldridge
Great gift. I enjoyed watching this movie. This is a great series that brings back childhood memories of when I used to watch the first two movies in this series. Highly recommend!Published 18 months ago by Mike
Great album for any TD enthusiast. Very diverse ,love Neo , and quantum mechanic. The intro song Nuvogue it's very cool even though I don't know what it's about. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
very good visual and sound experience that you can experience multiple time with out ever being bored. great for relaxation.Published 23 months ago by Mykola Polanycia
Didn't realize this was a movie score. Not as good as his studio albums. Fills out the collection is all.Published on January 16, 2014 by Carlos R. Garcia
This was the coolest thing I ever saw WHEN they came out. I watched many of them and I was SO in AWE of how cool and futuristic and I never saw anything like them before. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Steven Hoog