Altered States (1980) DVD - Widescreen & Full Screen - 5.1 Retail

Altered States (1980) DVD - Widescreen & Full Screen - 5.1 Retail
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Loosely based on the Paddy Chayefsky novel, this sci-fi spectacle tells the incredible story of a psycho-physiologist research scientist who experiments with altered states of human consciousness eventually decides to test his findings on himself. He becomes obsessed with performing these auto-sensory deprivation experiments until he actually changes form physically, ending up as a gorilla at a local zoo.

He returns to his normal state, at which point he also involves his wife in the experimentation.

Great performances and mind-blowing special effects. Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound, Best Original Score.

William Hurt made his film debut in Altered States.

Paddy Chayefsky wrote the screenplay for the film and then disassociated himself from it, crediting the finished script to Sidney Aaron.

Several problems marred the pre-production process. Arthur Penn, originally scheduled to direct the film left in late 1978 to be replaced by Ken Russell. The special effects specialist John Dykstra left soon after. Finally, the project was moved from Columbia Pictures to Warner Bros., and given an increased budget of $15 million.

Robert Blalack and Jamie Shourt did the time lapse photography in the film!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Drugs, Science-Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Recommended, Surreal
  • Rating: 14A (Canadian Home Video Rating)
  • Starring: Bob Balaban, Drew Barrymore, Blair Brown, Charles Haid, William Hurt
  • Directed By: Ken Russell
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Warner Studios
  • Theatrical Release Date: December 12, 1980
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Production Company: Warner Home Video
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround)
  • Language: English and French
  • Available Subtitles: English and French
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Production Notes
  • Five (5) Theatrical Trailers
  • Two (2) TV Spots
  • Interactive Features:
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive Menus
Product Requirements
  • DVD Player
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