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The Movie: This movie has all the features of a standard made-for-TV movie. The dialogue suffers at times, there are extremely obvious flaws (much easier to see than in 'movie' movies), and the plot is a little weak. It's also quite annoying to see another virtual reality/life in computers type of movie - the thing is this movie is from 1996, before The Matrix, eXistenZ, and The 13th Floor. Like these other films, Menno's Mind features bio ports (plugs into the body) and a virtual reality inside computers, but Menno's mind just isn't able to carry the idea or make it work.
The main plot is that a rebel underground tries to rise up against a corrupt presidential candidate who is planning to brainwash the public to win the election. When the rebel leader (Bruce Campbell makes a couple short appearances) dies, the only way to "save" him is to upload his brain into the mainframe where he finds out what is happening. The remaining rebels then download his brain into a computer programmer (Bill Campbell - no relation to Bruce) and they then use his memories and knowledge to try and disrupt the brainwashing scheme and bring the corrupt politician down.
The Picture: The picture is on par with other comparable made for TV movies I have seen, but I just wasn't that impressed overall with the coloration and crispness of the colors. The film is presented in standard 1.33:1 TV ratio with no anamorphic transfer.
The Sound: The sound is good with no noticeable defaults. The gunshots are clear and the fight scenes are intense. The bass is somewhat absent at times and the sound just didn't do anything to impress me.
The Extras: The extras are pretty good for a made for TV movie. The behind the scenes features a couple interviews (no Bruce Campbell) and some shots of the filming process. The outtakes are pretty corny, but a good addition to the disc. The extra Candy (a computer generated girl) is also pretty stupid. Overall, it's nice to see extras, but a commentary from the Campbells and the director would have been nice and is noticeably absent.
Conclusion: In conclusion, Menno's Mind is a subpar film with mediocre video and audio and a couple of extras. For Bruce Campbell freaks, you'll be disappointed by his small amount of screen time. The concept was original at the time, but by now is tired and overused. If they would have included a commentary from the director or actors, the disc would have been much better, but for $24.98, it's not worth full price.