Altered states

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2010
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In this 1980 sci-fi horror film, William Hurt plays Eddie Jessup, a scientist obsessed with discovering mankind's true role in the universe. To this end, he submits himself to a series of mind-expanding experiments. By enclosing himself in a sensory-deprivation chamber and taking hallucinogenic drugs, Jessup hopes to explore different levels of human consciousness, but instead is devolved into an apelike monster. Director Ken Russell helmed Altered States from a script by Paddy Chayefsky, who adapted his own novel of the same name. Unhappy with the finished product, Chayefsky had his name replaced with his pseudonym Sydney Aaron. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Research -- Drama.
Scientists -- Drama.
Consciousness -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Horror films.
Science fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2010
Other Titles Altered states.
Contributors Gottfried, Howard.
Russell, Ken, 1927-2011.
Hurt, William.
Brown, Blair.
Balaban, Bob.
Haid, Charles, 1943-
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981. Altered states.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid.
Other Contributors Music, John Corigliano.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
In English or French, with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1980.
Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky.
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital surround 5.1 & stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0780664035
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