The Medusa Touch (1978)

The Medusa Touch


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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Van Greenaway, John Briley
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as John Morlar

as Insp. Brunel

as Dr. Zonfield

as Assistant Commission...

as Patricia Morlar

as Atropos the Fortune ...

as Dr.Johnson

as Townley the Publishe...

as Edward Parrish

as Pennington

as Barrister

as Detective in Street

as Senior Police Office...

as Mrs. Pennington

as Schoolmaster

as Judge McKinley

as Receptionist

as TV Newscaster

as Sgt. Hughes

as Sgt. Robbins

as Male Nurse

as Police Constable

as Police Doctor

as Van Driver

as 14 Year Old Morlar

as Copilot

as Engineer

as Hospital Doctor
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Critic Reviews for The Medusa Touch

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

October 11, 2005
Fantastica Daily

August 19, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Medusa Touch

Hogwash telepathy melodrama. Burton looks like hell and acts bored, Lee Remick looks great but her part is a waste of her time as the picture is a waste of yours.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Some great effects along the way, coupled with Richard Burton's menacing acting make this a must see.

Dr Blood  

Super Reviewer


Richard Burton's considerable charisma adds weight to this supernatural chiller, in which a psychic is able to cause catastrophes with the power of his mind. The MTV generation may find it a little slow, but fans of The Omen and The Exorcist will not be disappointed.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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