Minds Eye, The

Featured In Issue 210, October 2016

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In The Mind's Eye, Zack Connors (Skipper) and Rachel Meadows (Carter) were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak (Speredakos), a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Writer/Director Joe Begos, Producer's commentary featuring Joe Begos, Josh Ethier, Graham Skipper, and Zak Zeman; the featurette A Look Into The Eye Of Madness (HD 28:02); a poster gallery; and a trailer.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, photographed using the Red Dragon digital camera system, is low budget, with poor color fidelity and contrast. Black levels are deep but crushed, and shadow delineation is veiled. Fleshtones are red pushed and unnatural. Resolution is soft, with wanting detail. Overall, this is an undistinguished picture that fails to satisfy. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is undistinguished as well. Dialogue is thin and forward sounding, with poor spatial integration. Atmospherics are pretty much limited on on-set sonics, with little in the way of dynamic boost to enhance the drama. Other sound effects are canned and not well integrated. The music score is synthesized throughout and offers the only substantial bass extension and surround energy. Overall, the sonics never rise to a quality level that is satisfying. (Gary Reber)