Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher brain functions" is added in, and you can literally jump into someone else's head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc., at the time of the recording, the applications for the project quickly spiral out of control. While Michael Brace uses the system to become close again to Karen Brace, his estranged wife who also works on the project, others start abusing it for intense sexual experiences and other logical but morally questionable purposes. The government tries to kick Michael and Lillian off the project once the vast military potential of the technology is discovered. It soon becomes obvious that the government is interested in more than just missile guidance systems. The lab starts producing mind torture recordings and other psychosis inducing material. When ...Written by
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The section in the demo with the vehicle flying off the cliff was directly inspired by the original IMAX history of flight presentation at the opening of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. in 1976. In the original you see a spoke-wheeled Model T driving across a grassy field, then a shot looking down through wheels at the grass, as the camera - now surreptitiously mounted on a wheeled ultralight plane - goes off a cliff over the ocean. As with in this film, the members of the IMAX audiences leaned back in their seats in reaction. See more »
Several of the tapes play back from a third-person perspective, which would be impossible if the tapes were actually a person's recorded memory. See more »
This is a subtle, deeply engaging film which deals with a brilliant and thought-provoking concept. The ability to live and think and feel as someone else... Something everyone has wanted to do at some time or other. And more than that, to be able to have a peek at what happens after death, the scariest thing a human being will ever have to face. Complex and convincing performances from all the leads are complemented by sfx that do not overpower the drama.
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