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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1998.
  • Year Published: 1998
  • Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0790739127
  • 9780790739120

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Call number: DVD Drama Altered

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Originally released as motion picture by Warner Bros. in 1980.

Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky.

William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid.

The incredible terrifying tale of a research scientist experimenting with altered states of consciousness, and the horrors he finds in secret landscapes of the mind.

DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital surround.

Contents: Altered states.

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Influential but dated

I enjoyed this lesser known sci-fi story. I picked it up because the FRINGE creators cited it as an influence. The special effects are very dated, yet still cool in their own way. I wish someone other than Hurt had been cast in the lead role. I've never been a huge fan and his uninspired performance nearly ruined the movie for me.

Speaking of FRINGE: incidentally Blair Brown (Nina) has a supporting role.

Not a good choice for younger children. There's nudity, drug use, and sexual situations.

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