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A FILM BY: Ken Russell
WRITTEN BY: Paddy Chayefsky
STARRING: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban

A Part of Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In Presented by Shudder 

In an attempt to experience higher mental and physical states, psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) combines sensory deprivation and psychotropic drugs to try to unlock higher states of consciousness. But as Edward is more successful with his experiments, he starts to lose grip with reality and alters his state of mind. This daring Hollywood film from Ken Russell (The Devils, The Music Lovers) attacks the viewer with lo-fi effects, immersive sound, and a relentless story that combine to overwhelm the viewer's senses.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1980
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 102 mins
Format: Digital