Topic: The Blind Dead Collection
I recently got Amando Ossorio's Blind Dead Collection & have worked my way through the four films & enjoyed the hell out of them, virgin sacrifices, gratuitous nudity, gore & most of all Templar knight zombies. What's not to like.
First up Tombs of the Blind Dead:
In the 13Th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templar's, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy deeds, the Templar's bodies were left out for the crows to peck out their eyes. Now, in modern day Portugal, a group of people stumble on the Templar's abandoned monastery, reviving their rotting corpses to terrorize the land.
My favorite of the four, great feel & scenery throughout & genuinely creepy. The set comes with both the English version & Spanish which has more gore & nudity, always a good thing in these kind of movies.
Second, Return of the Evil Dead:
500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights returns from the grave to terrorize a rural Portuguese village during it's centennial celebration. Being blind, the Templar's find their victims through sound, usually the screams of their victims. Taking refuge in a deserted cathedral, a small group of people must find a way to escape from the creatures.
A good follow up but not as good atmosphere as the first, also a little cheesy. High points is there is a fair bit of gore & the village idiot is hilarious. Again it comes with the English & Spanish versions where the Spanish is again gorier & has more nudity.
Third is The Ghost Galleon:
When a publicity stunt of two models on a boat goes horribly wrong and the two get lost in a fog. They end up on a creaky floating tomb of the blind dead. That's right, these sea going Templar's make short work of the Supermodels and move along. The head of the modeling agency and a group of employees start looking for the babes and too meet the Templar's Pirates. But can they escape the fate of the models or will they too succumb to the monsters of the deep?
Good looking models being hunted on a ghost ship by zombie monks sounds like it has the makings of something great but it falls short of the other movies but that's not to say it wasn't entertaining, It pretty funny throughout mainly cause of the bad dubbing & when you see the Galleon from a distance it's quite clearly a child's toy floating in a sink. Both English & Spanish version are the same here running time with no alternate scenes.
Last is Night of the Seagulls:
The Knight Templar's return in this fourth installment of the Blind Dead series. On this outing, the Templar's haunt a fishing village, where they rise seven nights every seven years to claim their sacrificial offerings in return for the safety of the townspeople.
This one is back on form, great atmosphere & story. This is my second favorite of the four & by the end had me wishing their was more of these movies. Again English & Spanish versions are the same running time with no alternative scenes.
One thing about this series of movies is that they are quite original & there hasn't really been anything like them since, but of the virgin sacrifices, everyone of them were stunners & i doubt very much that any of them could have been virgins.
Last edited by ZOMBIE SLASHER (2011-03-12 11:35:46)