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
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 canít
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 Infinityís 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 Infinityís Child.
Ellsworth is one of the artists whose work forms the basis for
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