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The Sylvian Experiments (2010/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B-     Sound: C     Extras: D     Feature: C+



A neurosurgeon couple discovers a 16mm black and white film of human brain experimentation in the basement of the hospital and decides to restart the experiments to find the 'forbidden territory' for the evolution of the human spirit.  Years later they even include their two daughters as part of their 'experiment', but soon the police begin looking for people who have gone missing and the doctor's own daughter are searching for the whereabouts of her missing sister in The Sylvian Experiments.


Two mad scientists find a film that confirms their ideas of human experimentation of the human brain leads to the world of the spiritual and the unseen.  Years later, the doctors own daughters become subjects of their horrible experiments.  As one of the sister tries to discover what happen did to her sister, it may be too late... something has entered human realm and now can not be stopped.
If you believe in the human experimentation can lead to supernatural/spiritual phenomenon, then The Sylvian Experiments is up your alley.  An experiment that has gone either horribly wrong... or has gone terribly right.  A story of madness, parents with no moral regard, believing what they do is something of 'higher' calling to the point of using their own flesh and blood.  Only when the experiment has become out of their control do they realize their foolishness.  This film features the 'doctors' cutting open the human skull and prodding around the brain.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image looks good, but the sound is a mixed affair and not so good, though some of that might be on purpose.  Extras include trailers for other programs, but nothing for this one.



-   Ricky Chiang


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