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Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1975 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Amando de Ossorio

Writers:

Amando de Ossorio (screenplay), Amando de Ossorio (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Kendall ... Jack Marlowe
Fernando Sancho ... Mayor Duncan
Esperanza Roy ... Vivian
Frank Braña ... Howard
José Canalejas ... Murdo
Loreta Tovar Loreta Tovar ... Monica
Ramón Lillo Ramón Lillo ... Bert
Lone Fleming ... Amalia
Maria Nuria Maria Nuria ... Nancy - Amalia's daughter
José Thelman José Thelman ... Juan - Monica's boyfriend
Juan Cazalilla Juan Cazalilla ... Governor
Betsabé Ruiz Betsabé Ruiz ... Governor's maid
Marisol Delgado Marisol Delgado ... Doncella
Luis Barboo ... Executed Templar
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Station Manager (as Paco Sanz)
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Storyline

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 Templars 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. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of the Devil 5: Return of the Blind Dead See more »

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Ancla Century Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There are multiple cuts of the film. The uncut Spanish language version, El ataque de los muertos sin ojos, runs over four minutes longer than the international English-language cut, Return of the Evil Dead, and contains longer, more explicit gore sequences. The opening of the English cut contains a truncated version of the Templars' blood sacrifice before the villagers capture and kill the knights. In the Spanish version, the sacrifice flashback occurs when Murdo warns Jack and Vivian about the coming return of the Templars, and contains shots of the virgin's heart being removed and eaten by the knights. In the Return of the Evil Dead cut, Murdo does not sacrifice a local girl to incite the Templars resurrection, and when he's decapitated later in the film, the shot of his headless, spurting neck is removed. Several names are changed and/or Anglicized in the English dub of the film: the village of Bouzano is renamed Berzano, Moncha is Monica, Juan is Don, Dacosta is Howard, Beirao is Bert and Amalia's unnamed daughter is Nancy. Both versions were included on the Blue Underground DVD release of the film. See more »

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throughout the movie the day changes from a night to day multiple times. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original US laserdisc by Elite and DVD by Anchor Bay claimed to be uncut, but was actually of the cut English language version. The US DVD issued in 2005 by Blue Underground contained both the original uncut Spanish version of the film and the cut English language release. See more »

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Definitely Worth a Look-See
24 October 1999 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

I started watching this sequel to Tombs of the Blind Dead, and at first was remarkably unimpressed. But by the final minute of the film, I had watched a stirring, atmospheric film that, by a slight nod, bested its original. Again we have the evil Knights Templar out for an evening of murder and mayhem at a village festival celebrating their deaths. The film drags a bit in the beginning, and the dubbing is rather poor on the Anchor Bay video(despite advertising subtitles instead). But once the leprous, rotting, decaying Knights break from their earthy pits to exact their vengeance on the villagers, the film starts and remains at a high, fast, tense, frightening pace with some wonderful filmed images. The basic premise of the film has a group of survivors holed up in a Church and what becomes of them through the dark night. The acting is fair, and the actor playing the mayor is humorous in a way. If you enjoyed the first film, I am sure you will like this sequel. I look forward with anticipation to watching the third and fourth installments of this gothic, moody series.


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