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Odyssey into the Mind's Eye

4.2 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews


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From the Producer of the award-winning, critically acclaimed "Mind's Eye" series. Includes material from the Mike Oldfield music video "LET THERE BE LIGHT", from the Warner Music album "The Songs of Distant Earth." Strap yourself in for a mesmerizing, light-speed voyage to the far frontiers of human imagination with this breath-taking computer-generated flight of fancy. Powered by a soaring original score from KERRY LIVGREN, founder and former guitarist of legendary rock group Kansas, this mind-bending volume offers the ultimate in state-of-the art computer imagery from the world's leading digital visionaries including animation talent that worked on Babe, Johnny Mnemonic, Batman Forever, Stargate and James And The Giant Peach. Take the journey...into a cyber-active realm of sights and sounds beyond anything you've ever imagined! Produced by Steven Churchill. "Odyssey Into The Mind's Eye": 1) Oceanic Celebration 2) Unstoppable 3) Out of Step 4) The Empowering 5) One Dark World 6) The Traveler 7) Volatile Planet 8) Liquidity 9) Intelligent Life 10) Utopian Dream 11) Aspen Moon

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Product Details

  • Directors: David Apkian, Ed Annunziata, Edward Feuer, Evangelina Sirgardode Sousa, Glenn Ghillo
  • Producers: David Apkian, Glenn Ghillo, Adrian Turcotte, Beny Tchaicovsky, Carmine Masello
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Sony Wonder / Sony Music Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 2, 1997
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1573306878
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,907 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Odyssey into the Mind's Eye" on IMDb

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By Dustin M. Smith on November 23, 1998
Format: DVD
If you enjoyed The Mind's Eye series (Mind's Eye, Beyond, and Gate)you'll enjoy this one. More great computer animation and a fantastic soundtrack from artists Mike Oldfield and Kerry Livgren (former guitarist of rock group Kansas). No extras, I would liked to have had an onscreen menu with a index of the animation sequences. But, other than that the quality is very good.
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By A Customer on September 11, 1999
Format: DVD
More than many other computer-animation videos, this one works because it knows what it is. Even the best computer animation cannot compete with reality for realism. (Yes, that's tautological but think about it. Think about ALL tautologies.) Lots of nice chase scenes, which are the strong suit of animation. They're always exciting; they don't require the destruction of millions in cars nor the deployment of cadres of police, and most of all they eye doesn't linger long enough on any one thing to be disturbed by banality. Great detail in computer backgrounds is just as hard to do as great detail in the subject, and a chase focuses the attention. Too, the music is just right for animation. It is properly driving when it needs to be, and it recalls no other music. I dread the day when some fool tries to set an animation to "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." Mr. Livgren was smarter. The animators also understand that virtual reality really is a mockery of reality, and concentrate on interesting images. I recall my anticipation in 1982 when MTV came out. I thought, "At last. Interesting pictures with the music." Of course we know the story of MTV: a dog's breakfast of arty or quirky shots, quite indigestible, and tiring to the eyes. This DVD however is much better. I've watched it four times. And one scene, with hammers quite pointlessly banging on steel, in a warehouse lit by light coming through slowly rotating fans, sticks in the mind. And it's funny too, something very rare in animation. If you buy one computer animation DVD, let it be this one.
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The graphics are superb. The underwater chase scenes in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace are very reminiscent of the chase scenes toward the beginning of this video.
If you are a Kansas fan, you'll immediately spot the style of Kerry Livren, the musical genius behind this video. Only two tracks have vocals. One is overtly Judeo/Christian expressing that only the Creator can satisfy. Livgren became a Christian before Kansas disbanded (just listen to Dust in the Wind or The Wall).
The vocal track (next to the last) is the only one I don't like. The vocalist is Kerry's son, Jacob. It would be a good song if it weren't for an unecessary, irritating falsetto part that he sings. It is very badly done.
If you do not like Kansas, you will not like the music. My brother first showed me this video a couple of years ago. I went out and got it myself. As soon as I am finished here I am ordering the DVD!
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This is one of the most amazing DVDs you'll ever bare witness. Its combines the best in computer animation, with one of the world's finest musical talents (Kerry Livgren of the rock group Kansas). If you're looking for a DVD to show of your player, or if you got a great home theater system and want to enjoy it, than look no futher than this gem!
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I bought the VHS version a while ago, and with the purchase of a DVD player this one was a definate must! (especially when VCR is only mono on a Prologic capable receiver ;) My only disapointment in the DVD ver is that there were no on screen menus, and no 'index sheet' included that tells you where the indexes are (but I got a snappy so I can capture the images and make my own index sheet)
I also noticed a couple minor details that change from dvd and vhs versions. Like the female voice on one of them isn't as loud on dvd as it was on vhs, and 'SMV' logo differs, and there are no "previews" for other movies that are out (one difference I have noticed and liked on all DVD's so far :), like I said nothing major.
BTW, I actually rode on the 'lava car' IWerks turboride when on spring break in smokey mountains, was really cool. you actually saw two movies for the 1 price, this was the 2nd one and people were coming out saying they liked this one over the first one (indy race car one) Can't wait till next one comes out.
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Graphics were great!! There were (I believe) 11 tracks, and each track was different in theme, which added spice to the DVD. The entire musical theme was done in a rock musical format, with several tracks (2 or 3) actually had singing in it by Kerry Livgren (who was a member of the group: Kansas). I felt that the music went extremely well with the graphics!! It was very upbeat, not radical or harsh in any way, and there was very little singing in it - just music that helps sweep you away with the beautiful graphics. If you dont like Rock, you may not like this DVD, but I still recomend giving it a try. Some tracks featured spacey worlds, one had dinosaurs, spaceships, underwater scene with a dolphin being chased by a sea monster, tropical islands, robots, and just far out computer animation! Highly recomended - I'd say that this is the best Computer Graphics DVD I've purchased (out of 6 so far).
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