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Altered States [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 5880122
  • Release Date: 07/10/2012
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

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    • Theatrical trailer


    Altered States
    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

    Cast & Crew

    • William Hurt
      William Hurt - Eddie Jessup
    • Blair Brown
      Blair Brown - Emily Jessup
    • Bob Balaban
      Bob Balaban - Arthur Rosenberg
    • Charles Haid
      Charles Haid - Mason Parrish
    • Drew Barrymore
      Drew Barrymore - Margaret Jessup

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Blu transfer and great film

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Finally a Blu ray catalogue title that looks like Hi Def. And the film that it captures is one of the best films of the time. A real keeper with a great cast.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      All I can say about this movie is that it is brilliant. Buy it and enjoy it for yourself. It is very bizarre, but I wouldn't completely call it horror.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must see!


      Fantastic!!!!!!!!! W. Hurt is great. Special effects dated but still a fun ride. The concept is thought provoking.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good cult classic

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Blend of drama and effects make this movie a must watch

      I would recommend this to a friend

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