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Old 03-22-12, 01:23 PM
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Altered States - 7/10/12

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Announced along with a lot of other WB titles, but this is one I've been feverishly anticipating.

VERY happy to see this getting out there.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

I'm excited about this one as well.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Like I said in the release announcements thread, neighbors beware! The audio on this will be shaking the foundation.

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Horrible cover, but excited for the release. This is a weird freakin' movie.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Originally Posted by RoadToPerdition
Horrible cover, but excited for the release. This is a weird freakin' movie.
I know...what genre do you put this in? Science fiction, horror, psychedelia, comedy? It seems to be an amalgam of all of them.

I think the makeup effects still look pretty damn good too. They were groundbreaking at the time.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

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I know...what genre do you put this in? Science fiction, horror, psychedelia, comedy? It seems to be an amalgam of all of them.

I think the makeup effects still look pretty damn good too. They were groundbreaking at the time.
That's a tough question. I would say either sci-fi or psychological horror. It's hard to pick just one.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

I wonder how much work they will put into it. The DVD looked pretty bad of this if I remember right. I haven't seen it on any of the HD cable channels yet either.
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^ I'm pretty sure HDNet movie aired it.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

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I wonder how much work they will put into it. The DVD looked pretty bad of this if I remember right. I haven't seen it on any of the HD cable channels yet either.
Yeah, the DVD is ancient, one of Warner's early ones. I'd have to check but I'm guessing it probably came out around 1998 or 1999. It was probably among the first DVDs I got.

They apparently reissued it, but I presume it's the same transfer. The more recent pressing has the same cover art as what is shown for the BD.

EDIT: Amazon now has the BD pre-order up.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Not going to get too excited until reviews come out on the A/V quality.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Originally Posted by Superdaddy
I know...what genre do you put this in? Science fiction, horror, psychedelia, comedy? It seems to be an amalgam of all of them.
And that's why genre identification is foolish. A movie is a movie is a movie.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

oooh gonna have to get some mushrooms. This will be good.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

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oooh gonna have to get some mushrooms. This will be good.
Aren't they out of season right now?

I'd love to pop a few caps and turn this on.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Haven't seen this in a while, looking forward to revisiting it on blu
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Excellent!!

I was just going to re-watch my DVD...I will now happily hold off
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

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Aren't they out of season right now?

I'd love to pop a few caps and turn this on.
Need to check my very good friends gets them in chocolate they are yummy. I tried on for the first time about 6 4 months ago and watched Fear of Loathing and had a blast.


I told my buddy that AS would be awesome to watch and he had never heard of it.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Not going to get too excited until reviews come out on the A/V quality.
Same here.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

given that the film got a 70mm/6-track sound (35mm blowup) release in the theaters I'm sure the bluray will look and sound awesome!
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Has anyone gotten this, how does it look? Or are you waiting until Sunday to get it for only $5 with the Best Buy u&s sale.

Also, I think this is the movie, but can someone confirm this is the one where in one particular scene I recall from my childhood the main character is in the house and "glowing" for lack of better terms and begins hitting the wall repeatedly and it starts to change him either back or into some other form. Because I look at some still shots and it shows him in a vertical chamber, but I seem to recall there was a horizontal chamber that he would lie in, perhaps in addition to the vertical one apparently? I just don't want to buy this and it turns out this is not even the movie I'm thinking about.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Originally Posted by Schloob1
Has anyone gotten this, how does it look? Or are you waiting until Sunday to get it for only $5 with the Best Buy u&s sale.

Also, I think this is the movie, but can someone confirm this is the one where in one particular scene I recall from my childhood the main character is in the house and "glowing" for lack of better terms and begins hitting the wall repeatedly and it starts to change him either back or into some other form. Because I look at some still shots and it shows him in a vertical chamber, but I seem to recall there was a horizontal chamber that he would lie in, perhaps in addition to the vertical one apparently? I just don't want to buy this and it turns out this is not even the movie I'm thinking about.
The $5 price at BB is tempting, but I am hugely obsessed with this movie so amazon's $9.99 was good enough for me. (I used rewards points to pay for it).

It arrived last night but I haven't watched it yet, so I'll update as soon as I do.

Your memories of the movie are correct. There are scenes with both horizontal and vertical isolation chambers, and the first scene you describe ("hitting the wall") is at the climax of the movie. (This scene was also basically copied for the music video of "Take On Me" by the band A-Ha).

The makeup effects for the transformations are by the legendary Dick Smith, and IMO still look pretty darn fantastic in the CGI age.

EDIT: In the event there's anybody out there who has never seen it, 3:24 to 3:33 of the video below = Altered States homage/ripoff (take your pick).

Take On Me

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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

Thx Superdaddy!!! GREAT Another movie added to my list for the sale coming up on Sunday.
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Re: Altered States - 7/10/12

i was surprised they actually had this at Best Buy yesterday. only a few copies though.

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