DON'T MOVE...DON'T BREATHE...DON'T LET THEM HEAR YOUR HEART BEATING...In 1971, director Amando de Ossorio created what horror fans worldwide consider to be Spain's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. In Ossorio's nightmare vision, a... more » legion of Knights Templar - executed horsemen whose eyes have been pecked out by crows - rise rotting from their graves, hunting only by sound in a quest for human flesh. The BLIND DEAD saga begins here, as a modern-day tourist trip to the ruins of the Templar monastery unleashes a frenzy of lesbian desire, sexual violence and the unholy onslaught of the eyeless undead!This Definitive Edition of TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD - the first of the four BLIND DEAD movies - contains both the original American and uncensored Spanish Versions (complete with newly translated English subtitles), all fully restored from pristine negative materials and transferred in eye-popping High Definition.« less
""Tombs of the Blind Dead" was such a success that it spawned three sequels, and it's easy to see why. The film concerns the haunting of a mysterious ruin by long-dead zombies, and the fates of a group of holidaymakers who encounter them. Many suspenseful scenes occur featuring the undead creatures, which are frightening enough as they emerge from tombs, and creep slowly towards their victims, but worse still, they soon jump onto zombie horses and gallop en masse through the night! Filmed in slow motion, these scenes are almost poetically eerie. One great moment involves a surrounded victim who has realised that the zombies are completely blind, and holds her breath in terror, only for the zombies to listen in on the sound of her frantically beating heart! The film is slightly let down by a spurious lesbian flashback, and the rape of the main heroine by a macho scumbag who is supposed to be helping her, but overall, the nightmarish atmosphere has been seldom bettered in zombie films, and the unique creations of the unead Knights Templar make this a truly original and scary film. Watch it and enjoy!"
Slow, but good
J. Ballhorn | Hannover, Germany | 09/17/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie in the cut german version some 10 years ago as a kid and was frightend. Well, after finding out there was an uncut, non-dubbed version available I had to get it. I can recommend this movie, even though some scenes are so dull (Knowing a girl was sacrificed there, 4 people spend the night at the monastery)and the templars are so slow ( yet they get everyone they want), because it got atmosphere and the rare templar scenes are somewhat frightening. It seems the only cut out and now put back scenes are the nude scenes - and they aren't very spectacular."
Those lovable Knights Templar
J. Ballhorn | 03/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A horror classic! A bit of an exploitation film, too: there's a rape sequence by some pirates that's a bit offensive as it serves no purpose whatsoever; but then neither does the lesbian love flashback, and that's quite funny. But hey, you want to see this film for the creatures. The blind dead move laughably slowly as they shuffle after their victims, but you don't care because they look so damn cool (especially on horseback). This movie has an atmosphere of doom that today's big-budget slasher flicks can't even come close to touching. Wonderful creepy fun."
AGHHHHHH AGHHHHHHH AGHHHHHH
CLINT BRONSON | las vegas,NV. | 09/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The first of four(don't bother with the sequels)Spainish flicks shot by de Ossorio concering the Knights Templar:witchcraft practicing monks who were executed centuries ago and now rise from their mass grave as blood-drinking ghouls on horseback. Being blind(their eyes have been eaten out by crows you see) they find their victims through sound. With the slow/mo directing and the famous soundtrack(AGGHHH...AGHHHHH) you are in for a real GHOUL time(sic)"
B Grade Kingdom!
F. Procopio | Lakewood, Colorado United States | 09/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Besides the tauntingly slow undead (actually a feature here) and the beautiful young girls who cant escape (OK some do) because of their high heels and skimpy wear (hey, we have to get someone to watch this Elvira sponsored style flick), the undead Knights Templar have arisen! If you love B grade horror, watch this one to see some bad guys get what they deserve, and see the undead catch the soul train to town!!"