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Release Date: January 22nd, 1991

DVD Release Date: December 29th, 1998

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Respected scientist and psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) decides to combine his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness. The experiments are a success at first, but as Jessup continues his work, he begins to experience altered mental and also physical states. As he spends more time in sensory deprivation, his grip on reality begins to slip away.

Cast: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charlie Haid, Thaao Penghlis, Miguel Godreau, Dori Brenner, Peter Brandon

Director: Ken Russell

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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