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The Medusa Touch/The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Region: (unknown)
UPC/Barcode: 5037115047236
Released: 17th March 2003
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: (unknown)
Catalogue No: 3711504723
Category: Feature, Thriller
Format: DVD / Box Set
The Medusa Touch/The Boys from Brazil (1978) (Box Set) (Deleted)


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Film information

Based on: The novel by Peter Van Greenaway/novel by Ira Levin

Story: A sci-fi/thriller double bill. In 'The Medusa Touch' novelist John Morlar (Richard Burton) is haunted by the belief that he can, through the power of telekenesis, cause fatal disasters to occur. This obsession is reinforced when, after Morlar is assaulted, a moon mission crisis and jet crash occur in short order. The police turn to Morlar's mysterious therapist, Zonfeld (Lee Remick), to try to get to the bottom of the case. Whilst in 'The Boys From Brazil' Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier) is aghast when he stumbles upon a plot by war criminal Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck) to produce clones of Adolf Hitler using cells taken from the late dictator's body. It is Mengele's intention to reproduce Hitler not only genetically but in terms of his upbringing, as the boys created from the cells are to grow up in environments as close as possible to the Fuhrer's.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick, Harry Andrews, Alan Badel, Marie-Christine Barrault, Lilli Palmer, Michael Hordern, Rosemary Harris, Gordon Jackson, Jeremy Brett, John Dehner, Michael Byrne, John Rubinstein, Uta Hagen, Avril Edgar, Steve Guttenberg, Robert Flemyng, Denholm Elliott, Derek Jacobi, Robert Lang, Anne Meara, Bruno Ganz, John Normington, Philip Stone, Prunella Scales, Michael Gough

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Gold

Music by: Jerry Goldsmith, Michael J. Lewis

Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Anne V. Coates, Martin Richards, Jack Gold, Stanley O'Toole, Lew Grade

Written by: John Briley, Heywood Gould

DVD information

Studio/distributor: ITV DVD

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