The Medusa Touch (1978, Dir. Jack Gold)

A clever late 70s psychological thriller about a man convinced he can cause deaths and disasters.

A clever late 70s psychological thriller about a man convinced he can cause deaths and disasters. With a chilling central performance from Richard Burton that adds real weight to the film, this remains a great film with some startling visual effects for the time.

Villain (1971, dir. Michael Tuchner)

The fall of a London gangster. Great bit of lowlife Cockney thuggery, with Burton playing a character that has attributes of both Kray twins. Huge strength in depth in the casting, plus lots of quirky detail, and a snarling central performance. Recommended.

The Wild Geese (1978, dir. Andrew V McLaglen)

Middle-aged mercenaries attempt to rescue a politician being held hostage in central Africa. The Expendables of its day; a breezy though dated serio-comic actioner with an all-star cast and some familiar TV faces having a whale of a time playing soldiers.