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One of the few decent cinematic documents of the early '80s hardcore punk scene (and a major educational item on such matters, given its frequent appearance on the much-missed cable series Night Flight), Another State of Mind has been given an enhanced presentation for its release on DVD. Another State of Mind has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and thankfully has been mastered from the original video elements; the disc looks cleaner and sharper than it did in the ...
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Overview

One of the few decent cinematic documents of the early '80s hardcore punk scene (and a major educational item on such matters, given its frequent appearance on the much-missed cable series Night Flight), Another State of Mind has been given an enhanced presentation for its release on DVD. Another State of Mind has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and thankfully has been mastered from the original video elements; the disc looks cleaner and sharper than it did in the film's previous home-video incarnations, though it is missing the semi-helpful burned-in subtitles that appeared during some of the songs. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo and sounds fine, though there's no getting past the movie's sometimes dodgy location recording; the interviews are performances are in English, with optional subtitles in English and Japanese. Finally, the disc includes three, count 'em, three audio commentaries -- one from Social Distortion leader Mike Ness, another from Shawn Stern and his brothers Mark and Adam from Youth Brigade, and finally directors Adam Small and Peter Stuart. One senses that all these years later there's little love lost between Ness and the Stern Brothers, and these two commentaries each feature a few jabs at the tour's other participants, while both agree that the film's editing fractured the tour's timeline and they both wonder aloud about why certain characters and events made the cut. Small and Stuart, meanwhile, justify their editorial choices and discuss the tour in a manner that suggests they didn't know a tremendous amount about punk rock going into the project and still don't. At any rate, the three commentaries each offer an interesting 20-years-on perspective on both the film and the tour it documented, and anyone who cares about the music and the period captured in Another State of Mind will want to give them a listen as well as give the disc a close look.
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Special Features

Commentary by Mike Ness Shawn; Mark, and Adam Stern; Adam Small; and Peter Stuart; Subtitles: Japanese and English
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • UPC: 709304590391
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Time Bomb
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,670

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Adam Small Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [1:54]
2. The Idea [1:39]
3. Preparations [5:31]
4. San Francisco [3:25]
5. Seattle [2:59]
6. Canada [3:58]
7. Fire Escape [3:59]
8. Winnipeg [4:31]
9. Montreal [7:35]
10. Chicago [9:13]
11. Detroit [3:04]
12. New York [5:47]
13. Washington D.C. [6:04]
14. Baltimore [9:07]
15. Unraveling [3:48]
16. Going Home [5:08]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Mike Ness Commentary
      Youth Brigade Commentary
      Director's Commentary
      DVD Credits
      Options
         English Subtitles
         Japanese Subtitles
         Subtitles Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Punk Documentary I've ever seen

    I was really looking forward to this film because I am a HUGE Social D fan, but this documentary was great, so much more than I expected. It really dug deep to raw meanings and emotions that I wasn't aware of, and all the punks that they interview really shows how stero-types are wrong, punks are always associated with trouble, violence, being an a-sshole but in this documentary you see how smart all of them really are, not afraid to bring out who they are and not afraid to say whatevery one else holds back.<BR/>Real struggles, real people - its refreshing to see a band who cares for their fans and makes an attempt to understand them.<BR/>This documentary really does show the true meaning of punk, as its quoted from the film, "punk is about change" - <BR/>Unforuantly this documentary rings out how we as a society haven't changed much at all, this was filmed in the 80's but people are still judging on appearances and punks still live under the same sterotypical gaze.<BR/>Punk is about change, something we really need, and unforutnatly the phrase everyone is fighting to keep alive is "Punks not dead"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2003

    Loved the movie, not just because Mike Ness is hot.

    This movie made me fall in love with Youth Brigade, Social Distortion and Minor Threat all over again. I loved this movie, it shows how people feel and how punks are crazy people who should be locked up. Also you get much needed fashion tips from Mike Ness.

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