The Mind Benders (1963)

  |  Drama, Thriller


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Dedicated British scientist Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife Oonagh (Mary Ure).


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7 November 2014 | strong-122-478885
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| The Mind Benders - A Mind-Numbing (Not Mind-Blowing) Movie-Experience
Have you ever actually stopped and seriously tried to imagine what it would be like to experience complete sensory deprivation?

Would you think that being in such a state as this you would make a perfect candidate for some major brainwashing?

Well, (keeping this in mind) - Unfortunately, this 1963, British, Sci-Fi/Thriller certainly missed its golden opportunity to deliver a real humdinger of a story where sensory deprivation and brainwashing were, indeed, the very name of the game.

Considering that "The Mind Benders" story held so much promise & potential, I found myself totally disappointed that, not only was this picture a very dry & bland bit of storytelling, but it actually took an unfortunate nosedive, deteriorating into nothing but a sappy, second-rate, soap opera in the end.

Ho-hum!

*Note* - A more up-dated, over-the-top, psychedelic version of The Mind Benders was made in 1980 called Altered States, directed by Ken Russell.

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