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|The Ghost Galleon|
Actors: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos, Manuel de Blas
Director: Amando De Ossorio
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests
THE BLIND DEAD RETURN TO HUNT TENDER FLESH ON THE HIGH SEA!In what many fans consider the most surprising of the four films in the series, Maria Perschy (CASTLE OF FU MANCHU) and Jack Taylor (EUGENIE) star in writer/direct... more »
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Charles D. from LOS ANGELES, CA
Reviewed on 4/13/2010...
Avoid this film. I'm a big fan of the Templar/Blind Dead movies but this one looks like it was made on a $2.00 budget. "Gilligan's Island" had better sets and more believability than this terrible movie. Not only does the boat look laughable but you can hear the echoes of the actors when they are supposedly on the boat so you can tell it's just some cheap set. Awful, no suspense, no surprises. The scenes where the dead are approaching the actors are ridiculous, a five year old could have outrun and outwitted them. A truly horrible movie in all aspects. See any of the other "Blind Dead" movies especially the first one.
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Aaron T. (tweet) from SAINT JOHNS, FL
Reviewed on 8/24/2009...
Pretty good type of flick!
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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Templars Life For Me
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 12/31/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"`The Ghost Galleon' released in '74 is writer/director Amando de Ossorio's third installment in the "Blind Dead" series. In my estimation this film holds the dubious distinction of being the worst of the four films. The action is excruciatingly slow, the women not as attractive and the storyline adds nothing to what has been done in the two previous films. Also bothersome was the idea of placing the slow-moving corpses about a ship, it just didn't work for me.
Of course the genius about making sequels is the fact that you already have established an audience that will by the film whether they like it or not. Who wants something missing from the collection?"
Zombies at Sea
Bryan A. Pfleeger | Metairie, Louisiana United States | 07/15/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"By 1974 Amando de Ossario's Blind Dead films seemed to be in a rut. The release of The Ghost Galleon (Horror of the Zombies in America) did nothing to help the series'eventual demise. What started out as a fairly interesting concept had collapsed under its own weight.
The Blind Dead Knight's Templar are back but now they exist in another dimension upon a forever floating ghost ship. The plotting is fairly non-existent. Two models are set adrift on a boat in the major shipping channel by sports equipment tycoon Howard Tucker (Jack Taylor) as a publicity stunt to draw attention to his new water craft. The two girls drift into a mysterious fog and see an ancient floating galleon. This galleon promptly crashes into them. One of the models (Margarita Merino, in an uncredited role) boards the ship rather than stay in her own boat. That night screams are heard and she is never seen again. Her model partner Kathy (Blanca Estrada) follows her friend onto the galleon finding that the Blind Dead are on board who rapidly turn her into zombie dinner.
Thrown into the mix are a would be rescue squad led by Tucker. The group also includes Nomei (Barbara Rey) with whom Kathy may have been having a lesbian affair, Kathy and Nomei's employer Lillian (Maria Perschy), a seemingly lost Professor, and Sergei, Tucker's henchman bodyguard. What follows is fairly predictable with the zombies killing off each one of the rescuers as the film progresses.
The Blue Underground disc features both Spanish and English audio. On this film I opted for the English. The picture quality is very good considering the source material. The viewer should be aware that much of the film is dark and very foggy so clarity is a major issue.
The story as I alluded to is pretty bland. The acting is adequate for a B movie of this type. Performances are generally wooden. The model work is very dated. If you watch carefully at the end of the film you will easily notice problems with the scale of the ship as compared to the ocean it is floating in. On the horror level the film is fairly non gory and except for one or two instances of blood there is no offensive violence. Unlike the first two films the nudity in this outing is nonexistent.
This is worth a viewing for the Ossario completest but is generally not worth seeking out otherwise. The disc also contains the original theatrical trailer, promotional materials for its American release as Horror of the Zombies, and a stills gallery."
As Painfully Slow as the Zombies
Ravenskya | 05/19/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"So you're a swimsuit model stranded out in the ocean on a publicity stunt, when a fog rolls in... and with it a large ancient looking pirate ship. What do you do? Climb aboard of course, with no weapons and only your swimsuit and purse to protect you.
I could go into the plot here, but their really isn't much of one. Two models on a publicity stunt at sea end up Zombie fodder and then a rescue group of completely irritating, non-sensical people follow to find them. They of course come across the Zombie ship as well. Then we get to hear about 10 minutes straight of a scientist explaining alternate dimentions and the Templar Knights.
Of course this is low budget, and of course the acting and scripting are so bad you want to shriek. But where what could have been and excellent B-movie fails, is in it's speed. If your actors are this bad, then get to the monsters quickly. If you don't have a plot then spend more time showing monsters... this movie is excruciatingly slow. And then the Zombies... of course we expect them to look like rubber (it IS a B-Movie after all), but a galapagos tortise could have outrun them. Certainly they are blind and follow their pray by sound... but the death scenes run WAY too long as the victims stumble around the ship and the Zombies shuffle after them... well not shuffle, that implies some sort of speed... these more just sort of stand there and wait until the stupid people run back into them again. We of course have the obligitory "Oh my shoe is stuck" which does in one of the little ladies... but wow... the death scenes are terrible. And the gore is so minimal that even the gorehounds won't enjoy this one.
The sad thing is that I really wanted to like this movie, but the poor pacing kept what should have been a wonderful B-Movie from being anything but a letdown. If you are looking for a movie to sleep through, then this is your ticket."