The Medusa Touch Blu-ray Review – Powerful 1978 Supernatural Thriller?

It’s time to take a look at another older Blu-ray title. Do you like supernatural thrillers? Well this one stars none other than Richard Burton and is from 1978. This is The Medusa Touch Blu-ray review, released back in 2014 by Network.

  • The Medusa Touch (1978)
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Directed by Jack Gold
  • UK Rating PG
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Network
  • Blu-ray Released: 15 September 2014


A French detective, Brunel is on an exchange scheme in London. He is given the case of the apparent murder of novelist John Morlar. However as they soon discover whilst examining the scene of the crime the victim is still alive despite suffering severe head injuries.

As Brunel continues to investigate it becomes clear that Morlar has powerful psychokinetic abilities.

Style / Direction

Directed by Jack Gold with Arthur Ibbetson handling the cinematography.

The Medusa Touch (1978)

Music / Audio Effects

The film’s score comes from Michael J. Lewis.

Acting / Characters

A really great cast has you fully invested into finding out just what is really happening.

Look at the names included below such as Lee Remick, Harry Andrews, Jeremy Brett, Michael Hordern, Gordon Jackson and Derek Jacobi to name just a few. The acting is excellent is you might expect from this group of actors.


  • Richard Burton as John Morlar
  • Lino Ventura as Brunel
  • Lee Remick as Zonfeld
  • Harry Andrews as Assistant Commissioner
  • Alan Badel as Barrister
  • Marie-Christine Barrault as Patricia
  • Jeremy Brett as Edward Parrish
  • Michael Hordern as Fortune Teller
  • Gordon Jackson as Dr. Johnson
  • Derek Jacobi as Publisher
  • Robert Lang as Pennington
  • Michael Byrne as Duff
  • John Normington as Schoolmaster
  • Robert Flemyng as Judge McKinley
  • Philip Stone as Dean
  • Malcolm Tierney as Deacon
  • Norman Bird as Father
  • Jennifer Jayne as Mother
  • Avril Elgar as Mrs. Pennington
  • James Hazeldine as Lovelass

Conclusion: The Medusa Touch (1978) Film Review

A great cast and story really does make for an outstanding supernatural thriller.

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Conclusion: The Medusa Touch Blu-ray Review

The picture quality is good, it’s a nice clean and sharp print. In fact this is a very good release from Network.


  • Audio Commentary with director Jack Gold
  • Destroying the Abbey: Behind The Scenes Footage
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

Popcorn Cinema Rating:

The Medusa Touch (1978)




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The Medusa Touch (1978) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may NOT be representative of the Blu-ray version

That concludes my The Medusa Touch Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more thrillers soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

What Do You Think?
Summary: The Medusa Touch (1978) Blu-ray Review
The Medusa Touch

Movie title: The Medusa Touch (1978)

Duration: 109 mins

Director(s): Jack Gold

Actor(s): Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick, Harry Andrews

Genre: Horror, Thriller

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A great cast and story really does make for an outstanding supernatural thriller.