About

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

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Directed by

Ken Russell

Written by

Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)

Runtime

102 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

When he heard his cry for help it wasn't human

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book science drugs university ritual subconsciousness metamorphosis genetics sensory deprivation isolation tank deprivation chamber quest for knowledge

Photos

Lists

#177 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Michael Minkler

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score