I first saw this movie late one night and I can't remember how old I was, but I might have been in my late teens and frankly I never forgot it. I didn't have the luxury (they were then) of video in them days, so I was without it for some time, but when I got the chance I recorded it when it was shown again and I had the chance to. This is one of those films that does seem to have been neglected, maybe just forgotten a little, slipped off the radar somehow, but it's when I first saw the late great Richard Burton in action and he was absolutely amazing.
His portrayal of a man who bears this character who believes he possesses an awesome telekenetic power is quite powerful, totally convincing and disturbing in some ways too, but he is also mesmerizing to watch.
I bought a copy on dvd and I have seen it several times and the film also has a bit of a personal link for me too. This is purely personal you understand, but when I was a kid, my dad (a tough Glaswegian) had this look in his eyes which he always used on me and instantly I knew I was in trouble, he could turn me to stone, or maybe that should be ice, because I felt so cold when I got that look; eventually I began to call him Medusa eyes! All because of seeing The Medusa Touch.
So, this classic is being released in September on blu ray, great stuff. It's already on my list and the cover is fantastic!
Anyone who is a fan of suspense or Richard Burton himself, you could do a lot worse than get this. For a thriller that was made so long ago, it still stands up as a brilliant, suspenseful and awe inspiring classic.