The Medusa Touch

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Gold's Midas touch with prestige TV material here for once transfers to the big screen with a full-blooded approach to the most implausible hokum. A skilful blend of the familiar (casting, English locations) and the outrageous (the script's mix of whodunit, disaster movie and telekinetic thriller) produces a beguiling entertainment in which half the fun's to be had from constructing a coherent synopsis out of the loony mess of flashback, foresight, eccentricity and even ecology. Ventura's a French sleuth on Common Market secondment to the Yard; Burton's a mysteriously troubled author with murderous mental powers. Watch for the bouncing cathedral bricks at the end.

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jack Gold
Screenwriter: John Briley
Cast: Richard Burton
Lino Ventura
Lee Remick
Harry Andrews
Alan Badel
Marie-Christine Barrault
Jeremy Brett
Michael Hordern
Gordon Jackson
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SDRodrian

Phenomenal fun! Burton is actually scary. And the narrative is paced like the best of mysteries and police stories. A fantasy for adults instead of for adolescents.

SDRodrian

Phenomenal fun! Burton is actually scary. And the narrative is paced like the best of mysteries and police stories. A fantasy for adults instead of for adolescents.