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The alienated protagonist of Zack Winestine's independent feature ''States of
Control'' is a woman who lives surrounded by metaphors, and looks
suspiciously like a metaphor herself.
Theatrical Release: April 6th, 1997
DVD Review: Pathfinder - Region 0 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Pathfinder Home Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 5.55 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
The DVD transfer has some issues - it is widescreen, at a strange ratio of 1.75 (so most probably cropped from 1.85), it is not 16X9 enhanced, it is not progressive (from an HD source) and hence has 'combing' in all horizontal pans, it has slim black border around the perimeter of the frame limiting horizontal resolution and there are no optional subtitles. So basically, it is only viewable on CRT (cathode ray tubes) ie. tube televisions. But I can fully appreciate and understand the production limitations due to its frugal indie roots. Actually, it doesn't look fatally poor - the colors seem a bit manipulated with overly red skin tones but detail is at an acceptable level. Some decent work has gone into the supplements with a 6 minute short, a text scroll-thru interview with the director , 9 audio tracks from the splendid score, a photo gallery, trailer and biographies. It is also nice to see the price at such a reasonable value. Certainly I think this may be worth a spin, solely on the basis of the film, which is highly interpretational and hence contains some interesting elements for post-discussion.