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)

Special Features

  • 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

Overall customer rating

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

    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

  • 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

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