The Medusa Touch [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 21710733
  • Release Date: 10/01/2013
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with director Jack Gold, Kim Newman, and Stephen Jones
  • Behind the scenes footage: destroying the Abbey
  • Original theatrical trailer


The Medusa Touch
In The Medusa Touch Brunel (Lino Ventura), a French detective on temporary assignment with Scotland Yard, investigates a mysterious series of disasters. The uncanny events begin happening shortly after writer John Morlar (Richard Burton) was hit over the head by an unknown intruder and rendered comatose. Slowly, Brunel begins to connect the strange things that are happening in the world with the deranged dreams of the comatose Morlar. He gets the final clue he needs from Morlar's reluctant psychiatrist, Dr. Zonfield (Lee Remick), who holds the key to Morlar's past. Once it is discovered that Morlar has the ability to think horrible thoughts and make them come true, Brunel and Zonfield must take off with dispatch to a London cathedral, where the Queen is scheduled to make an appearance -- but Morlar is thinking about the cathedral, and it is crumbling fast. Well-liked in Britain, this movie did not do well in the U.S. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Burton
    Richard Burton - John Morlar
  • Lino Ventura
    Lino Ventura - Insp. Brunel
  • Lee Remick
    Lee Remick - Dr. Zonfield
  • Harry Andrews
    Harry Andrews - Assistant Commissioner
  • Marie-Christine Barrault
    Marie-Christine Barrault - Patricia Morlar

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie!

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I saw this movie a few years ago on cable and loved it. This is a superb drama. I had to have it on Blu Ray. The acting is marvelous, Richard Burton and Lee Remick reminds one of the greats that have gone on. The movie creates a mood of mystery and suspense, then to terror, and builds to an explosive climax. For those who like this type of flick, this would make a great addition to one's collection. Great movie 5 Stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good 1970's movie

    • My Best Buy® Member

    Good movie with scary music. Detective story meets horror.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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