18 certificateAltered States is a Film programme that first aired in 1980 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Altered States is a 3 star programme



Altered States (1980)

Directed by
Ken Russell

This visually stunning sci-fi story tells the tale of a young scientist called Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) who uses a sensory deprivation machine to perform ground-breaking experimentations.

In a desperate attempt to uncover a deeper truth about man's place on this world he becomes his own subject.

However his experiments into regressive states of consciousness eventually produces more physical results.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1980

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for William HurtWilliam Hurt...Professor Eddie Jessup
Image for Blair BrownBlair Brown...Emily Jessup
Bob Balaban...Arthur Rosenberg
Charles Haid...Mason Parrish
Thaao Penghlis...Prof. Eduardo Eccheverria
Miguel Godreau...Primal Man
Dori Brenner...Sylvia Rosenberg
Peter Brandon...Alan Hobart
Charles White-Eagle...The Brujo
Image for Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore...Margaret Jessup
Megan Jeffers...Grace Jessup
Jack Murdock...Hector Orteco
Francis X. McCarthy...Obispo
Deborah Baltzell...Schizophrenic Patient
Evan Richards...Young Rosenberg