Although their status as true zombie movies may be debatable, the Blind Dead films are undoubtedly cult classics. Originally released in 1971, director Amando de Ossorio introduced audiences to the undead Knights Templar with Tombs of the Blind Dead. After three sequels of varying quality the series continued to gain popularity on home video.
Some copies of the film became so rare that they fetched a high price on the secondary market until Blue Underground released a definitive limited edition set inside a beautiful coffin shaped box in 2005. Now, almost ten years later, they have announced a much more affordable four-disc set scheduled for release this July.
They are called THE BLIND DEAD, heretic horsemen whose eyes were burned out to prevent them from finding their way back from Hell. Over the course of 4 unforgettable films, writer/director Amando de Ossorio created what fright fans worldwide consider to be one of the most startling series in horror history. This unique quartet of shockers delivers a relentless onslaught of creepy atmosphere, shocking violence, forbidden sexuality, and the still-chilling icons of EuroHorror: The eyeless undead who hunt by sound in their quest for human flesh. Don’t move… don’t breathe… don’t let them hear your heart beating: THE BLIND DEAD are back!
Despite lacking the exclusive bonus disc and collectable booklet, this new set will offer many zombie fans an affordable opportunity to view the complete saga for the very first time! And with an amazing back catalogue of classic films making their way to Blu-ray, perhaps it’s only a matter of time before The Blind Dead joins other Blue Underground releases including Lucio Fulci’s Zombie and Bruno Mattei’s Hell of the Living Dead.