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The Ghost Galleon (1974)

El buque maldito (original title)
R | | Horror | 1976 (USA)
The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director:

Amando de Ossorio

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Maria Perschy ... Lillian
Jack Taylor ... Howard Tucker
Bárbara Rey ... Noemi
Carlos Lemos Carlos Lemos ... Professor Grüber
Manuel de Blas ... Sergio
Blanca Estrada Blanca Estrada ... Kathy
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Storyline

The model Noemi questions her employer Lillian about her roommate Kathy that is missing after receiving a call from Lillian, and she tells that she will go to the police. Lilian explains that Kathy is in an afloat boat in the Atlantic with another model participating of a publicity stunt, and she brings Noemi to meet Howard Tucker and his henchman Sergio that have idealized the advertising campaign. Kathy uses the radio to report that a ghost galleon without crew has arrived and Tucker sends a helicopter to bring the models back; however the pilot does not find them at the location. Tucker contacts Professor Grüber that studies the Sixteen Century galleon and they use a boat to reach the ghost vessel with Sergio, Lillian and Noemi. Soon Professor Gruber learns that the damned galleon is stranded in another dimension and the crew is composed of excommunicated Templar zombies. Now they try to leave the galleon and return to their own dimension. Will they succeed in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ship of Zombies See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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The film has been released multiple times on DVD over the years. It was first released on DVD on December 3, 2002 by BCI. Blue Underground later released a limited edition version on September 27, 2005; Anchor Bay Entertainment released another version of the film later that same year. The film was last released on DVD by Desert Island Films on August 1, 2012. See more »

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When the boat catches fire near the climax of the film, the fire is too large and reveals the fact that it is a model that's burning, not a real ship. See more »

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Murder Ahoy!
10 April 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

The Knights Templar, the hooded blind dead brought to life so vividly in Tombs of the Blind Dead and The Return of the Blind Dead by Amando d'Ossorio, are back to reek their vengeance upon the living. This time the setting is a galleon from the 16th century that only appears to small watercraft. The plot is pretty typical as a pair of models on a boat hook up with the galleon as it comes out of a consuming fog and mist. They disappear and others go after them. We eventually learn that the ship is centuries old traveling in its own time field. The prey, as with most Ossorio films, is filled with beautiful, bikini-clad women warbling out their death-screams, thus alerting their predators of their whereabouts. Atmosphere over plot to be sure here, and the film does pretty good as a suspense vehicle. The special effects...well they are not too special. The ship is quite effective in close-ups and mid-shots, but long shots reveal that it is nothing more than a model. The acting is pretty typical of such films, but certainly not detracting in any way. All in all this is a fine edition to the Blind Dead series....not the best...but entertaining nonetheless.


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