DVD Release: Altered Minds

DVD Release Date: June 14, 2016
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Entertainment One


The psychological thriller Altered Minds stars Judd Hirsch (Tower Heist), C.S. Lee and Jaime Ray Newman.
Judd Hirsch grimaces in Altered Minds

Judd Hirsch grimaces in Altered Minds

Judd Hirsch stars as ex-CIA psychiatrist-turned- humanitarian Nathaniel Schellner who, succumbing to cancer, welcomes his the entire family – including adoptees Harry (C.S. Lee), Julie (Jaime Ray Newman) and Tommy (Ryan O’Nan) – back to their idyllic home for a final gathering before his death.  Unfortunately, the warm reunion spirals out of control when Tommy makes the accusation that his father adopted his children not out of love but for dark experiments in mind control.  Plagued by terrifying visions of secret labs, underground cells and implanted electrodes, Tommy makes a desperate bid to save his sanity by uncovering family secrets before it’s too late.

Written and directed by Michael Z. Wechsler, the movie has been popping up here and there on the Stateside festival circuit over the past few years, It received a handful of respectable reviews, as you can see at Rotten Tomatoes.
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