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4.0 out of 5 stars 70's Gem, 26 May 2004
This review is from: The Medusa Touch [DVD] [1978] (DVD)
In a nutshell it's a low budget British 70's Sci-fi/horror film centred around the 'Paranormal'. The ideas were in vogue then but a bit lame now.
Richard Burton has the power to make his will 'real'- with devastating results. It sends him mad: can anyone stop him!!
Oh dear, but don't hang up! If you like British 70's drama you'll like it!!!
doh!
If there is anyone left reading this I loved this film. I watched it as a kid & when I saw it in the shop I HAD to get it.
It goes to prove how different we all really are- many hate this but equally there are many that like it.
The film is carried by the presence of Richard Burton as Morlar.
There are notable others- all recognisable to UK TV audiences(this has T.V stamped on it). Lino Ventura is a wild card as the French detective on 'loan' to the UK Bobbies. I think he was great (though apparently he was Italian!).
Lee Remick was Ms. 'Made for TV' herself but does her part.
It's very melodramatic with several well written bits but can be a bit sketchy and a little vague in places. The central idea though is quite interesting.
To me though it special because it's not American: it's set in London & portrays many of the things that were uppermost in peoples minds then: worries about American/Soviet antagonism, strikes and civil unrest, disasters, famine, power cuts and uncertainty at the future. Not the same film as 'Carrie' really is it?
Many of you 'hip' kids will find this slow and dull. Well don't watch it!
That's why films like this are in the bargain bin for me to snap up.
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