'Altered States' (Trailer from 1980) One of the most Impressional Movies In My Life

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  1. Lucidology

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    Loved everything about it ... The Soundtrack was also incredible



    Would luv to read about what others dug or didn't dig about this flick?
     
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    I was told I had to see it on mushrooms. So I did, at the UA Westwood. Very trippy.
     
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    It was a great film! Several years later there was a Float Tank business near me - I went 3 or 4 times and it was amazing, esp. while listening to Weather Report (you brought your own music that they piped in).
     
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    The book(movie tie-in) was really a good read.
    Bizarro-world.
    That's actually a movie that could be re-made with modern special effects.
     
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    I remember that weird flick...
     
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    Yo Chris ... now years later. Watch it 'straight' ... It's LOADED with Metaphysical logic & teachings if one can 'grok' 'em ...
    A truly brilliant screen write in that the teachings are woven into a lot of the simple dialogue between the actors ...
    Not to mention. His 'float tank' trips are chock full of Metaphysical references ...
    Plus:
    The Soundtrack is some of my favorite music ever ... Used to play that as I was falling asleep 'all the time' in my younger years ...
     
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    Great flick!
    Coincidentally I've been recently talking it up to my buds who haven't seen it.

    Too young to trip back when it came out.
    Eh....not emotionally adjusted enough to now.
    Guess I missed out in that aspect, lol
     
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    This was my favorite movie for quite a long time. I'm still in love with Blair Brown.
     
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    I saw it but it didn't make that big of an impact. Seeing 2001 A Space Odyssey in its Cinerama format--at the impressionable age of 10--completely ruined me (in a good way) for trippy movies heavy on special effects and metaphysical themes.
     
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    A rather nihilistic punch line, don't you think?
     
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    Maybe so ... however, isn't that the 'FUN' factor of it all ... :)
    Being a Meta'fizzled' being all of my life (even as a child),
    has truly helped to shape my view of life's meaning in all it's entirety ...
     
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    Awesome movie and very influential for me as well....I still have it on VHS, and I always wanted to try one of those chambers. I thought the message of the movie was great, too. Underrated movie IMO....
     
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    Horrible ending. He turns into Pulsating Plasma Man, and transforms out of it by smashing into a wall. I was stoned and I still thought it was ridiculous. Agree with the Blair Brown love; let's talk about The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd!
     
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    Really ...!!
    'Al Contraire' :)
    Thought it was a GREAT ending. Symbolic to the max ... How in the long run ... LOVE is all there is ...
    Blair Brown's intensely deep love brings him back from the pit of no return...
    Loved, loved, loved it!!!!!!!!! Awesome ....
     
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    I thought it was great back in the day. Haven't seen it in a long time.
     
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    So, what you're saying is that it was a very "Carlos Santana" ending!?!
     
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    Yeah ... maybe so ...Touché' :D
    That made me laugh big time (as I dig where Santana's coming from too ... though he sometimes has difficulty articulating it...)
     
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    The resolution of that trailer in the OP is horrific.



    This one is slightly better.
     
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    I definitely enjoyed it. I think I've only seen it twice. Once in about 1984 and once in maybe 1997. In 1997, I wasn't quite as enamored of it as I was the first time.

    I might have had Blair Brown's baby at the time. :love:

    I should see it again as I've been going through an 80s and 90s phase lately.
     
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    Sensory Deprivation Tank...
    Spent a lot of time in them during college,
    hooked up to ECG's and the like...
    and then a multi page essay after, to boot.

    Loved that pic when it came out. Haven't seen it in awhile.
    maybe I'll chill in the bathtub tonight and see if I can recall...
     
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