Infinity's Child/C+,B+

Winstar/1999/40m/FS 1.33

    The only way I could describe this DVD is as an animation art show. The excuse for the art, which is often kaleidoscope-like in its presentation, is a thinly introduced story of planetary exploration. A monotone narration explains the mission.  The mission then plays out in a series of visual presentations that are often organic shape-changing art. Some of the visuals are repetitious. Even when the art and music are quite different, it seems the same to me.  At first I thought maybe this DVD might be something to play for ambiance enhancement with a quiet, pensive score accompanied by spacey visuals. But the electronic score is often pounding, even reminiscent of the Kodo Drums. 

One of the shapes encountered on the space mission.©Winstar

      Many of the images are stunning. Color saturation is vivid and frame after frame is razor sharp with great depth. I can’t help saying so what? Blacks on the space sequence seem somewhat washed out. The Digital graphic material might present motion problems on less forgiving video display devices. The electronic music is nicely recorded in Dolby Digital 5:1 surround.
     Using Infinity’s Child as a DVD Rom will provide you with a better idea of the thin story line. You can explore the gallery of art by Bill Ellsworth, the work that inspired the art in Infinity’s Child. Ellsworth is one of the artists whose work forms the basis for the graphics. 



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