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Altered States

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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...more

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First Rate Sci Fi Classic by macktan
Science fiction films are incredibly hard to pull off, which is why there are so few outstanding ones. Altered States is one of my all-time favorite ones...

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