Tombs of the Blind Dead
Amando de Ossorio’s unique 1971 Spanish shocker Tombs of the Blind Dead was an international horror hit that spawned three sequels and countless imitations.
The first of four official films in the series, it begins with a trio of friends getting together for a camping trip that quickly turns into bloodcurdling horror as a legion of long-dead Knights Templar rise from their graves in search of human flesh! When the Templars were originally executed for their cannibalistic rituals, they were hanged outside to die as crows pecked out their eyes. Now, armed with ancient swords and riding their skeletal undead horses into the night looking for prey, these mummified creatures cannot see… they hunt purely by sound alone.
Presented in a beautiful new restoration from the uncut original camera negative, Tombs of the Blind Dead is one of the most extraordinary and influential Spanish horror films ever made.
DISC 1 – ORIGINAL SPANISH LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH/SPANISH HYBRID SOUNDTRACK VERSIONS (1080p Blu-ray Presentation + Special Features)
- High-definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of the original uncut version
- Lossless Spanish PCM 2.0 mono soundtrack
- Lossless “hybrid” English/Spanish PCM 2.0 mono soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the Spanish track
- Optional English subtitles for the Spanish sections of the hybrid soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the hybrid soundtrack
DISC 2 – THE BLIND DEAD (U.S. Theatrical Version)
- High-definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of the re-edited U.S. theatrical cut of the film
- Lossless English PCM 2.0 mono soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles
|Director||Amando de Ossorio|
María Elena Arpón
|Country||Spain | Portugal|
|Region / TV Standard||Region 0|
|Subtitles||English, English SDH subtitles|
|Running time||101 mins (Original uncut version) / 83 mins (U.S. Version)|
|Extra features||Audio commentary with horror film historian and author, Troy Howarth Audio commentary with star Lone Fleming Audio commentary with Rod Barnett & Troy Guinn of the NaschyCast podcast Marauders from the Mediterranean – a feature length documentary exploring the history of the Spanish zombie film, featuring interviews with: Night of the Living Dead writer/producer John Russo, Stiges Film Festival deputy director Mike Hostench, film critic John Martin, academic Calum Waddell, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue director Jorge Grau, Tombs of the Blind Dead star Lone Fleming, actors Helga Liné, Manuel de Blas, Antonio Mayans and Jack Taylor, Paul Naschy’s son Sergio Molina, author/film critic Kim Newman and academic/writer Steve Jones Revenge of Planet Ape - Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence Awakening of Spanish Horror Cinema – Featurette by film historian Marcus Stiglegger Salem’s Pop “Templar’s Tears” music video Original Theatrical Trailer Still Gallery|