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Review: Listening (MVDvisual)


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3 stars
Starring: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks

Directed: Khalil Sullins

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Run Time: 100 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: MVDvisual


LISTENING, the award-winning debut feature from visionary director Khalil Sullins, is a psychological thriller about penniless grad students who invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all their problems, but the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. Secrets and betrayals surface, and the technology is stolen by a covert government agency with a hidden agenda. With no one left to trust, David is forced against his friends in a life-or-death battle overnot only the privacy of the human mind, but the future of free will itself.



Audio Language: English
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good for DVD. Great Score, Dialogue is clear and it has a good deep end.

Rating: 3.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The Picture Quality is OK for DVD. Sharp on Close ups but digital noise and artifacts can be seen on distant shots.

Rating: 2.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: September 11, 2015 (USA)
Disc release Date: July 26, 2016 (USA)
  • Q&A with Director, Cast and Crew
  • Making the Score
  • A Look at Editing Listening
  • Trailer
My Thoughts


Listening is a Science thriller that has some good visuals. Two Poor Collage students proceed with risky experiments with Borrowed Lab Equipment to test mind bending communication or mind control. All Awhile a Government entity is doing the same.

The story was a good watch but does need some work on how Characters are introduced as we are abruptly introduced to new actors. Not much of a Character development on the lead roles and acting is OK with some moments of Good. The Stand out of the film is the score as its pretty good and the Visuals are pretty good at times but mostly its bland.

Overall the film was a decent watch. Slow at times but does get interesting. Intriguing concept, some good visual shots, some nudity, low-budget but at the same time it pushes its style from low-budget to pretty good-looking.

With that said I give Listening a 3 out of 5, I Like the story and concept but again it does need work. Better acting at times some cuts of the slower portions and add some more fun stuff and it would have been a better film. But hey, as it is it’s still a good view. Check the trailer and synopses and see if it’s for you.

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

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KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

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