Altered States
In the basement of a university medical school Dr . Jessup floats naked in total darkness. The most terrifying experiment in the history of science is out of control... and the subject is himself
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Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis
Director: Ken Russell
Writer: Paddy Chayefsky
Language: English
Studio: Warner Bros.
Duration: 102
Rated: R
DVD Release: July 2012

It's the late 1960's. Just for a lark, graduate student Eddie Jessup, known for being unconventional, brilliant and slightly mad, conducts experiments with an isolation chamber, using himself as the subject. His experiences in the chamber cause him to hallucinate, much of the imagery being religious-based despite he not being a religious man. Seven years later, he is a respected full professor in the Harvard Medical School. Believing he has lost his edge and has fallen into an unwanted state of respectability, Eddie decides to resume his work with sensory deprivation, this time using hallucinogens, specifically untested ones used in mystical Mexican rituals, to enhance the experience of being in the isolation tank. After initial tests, he claims he entered an alternate physical and mental state. Although unbelieving of Eddie's claims, his colleagues Arthur Rosenberg and Mason Parrish, as well as Eddie's wife, Emily, who is in her own right a respected academic, are concerned for ...

William HurtEddie Jessup
Blair BrownEmily Jessup
Bob BalabanArthur Rosenberg
Charles HaidMason Parrish
Thaao PenghlisEcheverria
Miguel GodreauPrimal Man
Dori BrennerSylvia Rosenberg
Peter BrandonHobart
Charles White-EagleThe Brujo
Drew BarrymoreMargaret Jessup
Megan JeffersGrace Jessup
Jack MurdockHector Orteco
Francis X. McCarthyObispo (as Frank McCarthy)
Deborah BaltzellSchizophrenic Patient
Evan RichardsYoung Rosenberg
Genre: Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller
Media: Blu-ray
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
IMDb: 0080360