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El ataque de los muertos sin ojos (1973)

Country of Origin: Spain
Year of Production: 1973
Running Times: 87m (UK)/91m
Length: 7817 ft
Format: 35mm
Colour Format: colour
Aspect Ratio:
Sound: mono


DIRECTION

Director: Amando de Ossorio (Amando Ossori on English language prints)


CREW

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Ancla Century Films (Michael Arthur Film Productions on English language prints)
Production Manager: Ramón Plana (Raymond Planta on English language prints)

SCRIPT
Script/Story: Amando de Ossorio (Amando Ossori on English language prints)

DIRECTION
Assistant Director: Paulino Gonzalez

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Miguel F. Mila (Michael Mila on English language prints)
2nd Operator: Miguel Barqero
Camera Assistant: Ramon Perdiguero
Stills: Manuel Martinez
Lab: Fotofilm Madrid

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Jose Antonio Rojo (Joseph Anthony on English language prints)
Assistant Editor: rafael dela Cueva

MUSIC
Music: Anton Garcia Abril (Tony Abril on English language prints)

SOUND
Sound Editors: Estudios Vallehermosa

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Make Up: José Luis Campos (Joe Louis Campos on English language prints)
Assistant Make Up: Antonio Campillo
Hair: Marita Sanchez
Wardrobe: Humberto Cornejo, Galerias Preciados

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Amobag S.A.

VISUAL EFFECTS
Titles: S. Film, Pablo Nuñez

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Designer: Cruz Baleztena
Assistant Designer: Eduardo Hidalgo
Set Constructors: Lega-Michelena
Furnishings: Vazquez Hermanos

OTHER CREW
Production Secretary: Blanca Astiasu
Production Assistant: Jose Angel Santos
2nd Production Assistant: Jose Sanchez
Horses: Fernando Lopez

LOCATIONS
Locations: Ruinas de la Abadia de El Cercon; Casa de Toledo en la Feria del Campo de Madrid; Pueblo de El Vellon
Studio: Ballesteros


CAST

Tony Kendall (Jack)
Fernando Sancho (Duncan)
Esperanza Roy (Esther Roy on English language prints) (Vivian)
Frank Braña (Frank Blake on English language prints) (Dacosta)
Jose Canalejas (Murdo)
Loretta Tovar (Moncha)
Ramon Lillo (Beirao)
Lone Flening (real name: Lone Fleming, Lone Flemming in English language prints) (Amalia)
Maria Nuria (Amalia's daughter)
Jose Thelman (Juan)
Juan Cazalilla (Governor)
Betsabe Ruiz (Governor's maid)
Marisol Delgado (Doncella)
Luis Bardoo (real name: Luis Barboo) (Cabellero)
Paco Sanz (Factor)
Ramon Centenero (farmer #1)
Cristino Almodovar (farmer #2)


PLOT SUMMARY

500 years after they were blinded and executed for sacrificing humans, the knights Templar return to life and move in on a small, remote town. Tracking their victims by their screams, the Templars massacre the townspeople, leaving just a small group of survivors to take refuge in a church...


AVAILABILITY

Canada
Theatrical Distributors: Cinépix Film Properties Inc

Spain
Theatrical Distributors: Belén Films

UK
Theatrical Distributors: London International
Video Distributors: Intervision; Redemption (RETN037)

USA
Video Distributors: Anchor Bay Entertainment; Bingo Video Inc; Genesis Home Video Inc; JEF Films
DVD Distributors: Anchor Bay Entertainment


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Australia
Rating: MA

UK
Rating: X; 18

West Germany
Rating: 18


TIMELINE

1973
October

29: Spain - theatrical release

1974
August
23: UK - theatrical release (in London)

October
25: Belgium - theatrical release


POSTER TAGS

Have they heard your heart beating?

Scream... So They Can Find You


ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Attack of the Blind Dead
Cavalcata dei morti senza occhi, La
- Italian title
Cavalcata dei resuscitati ciechi, La - Italian title
Mark of the Devil 5  Return of the Blind Dead - US title
Return of the Blind Dead
Return of the Evil Dead
Révolte des morts-vivants, La
- French Canadian title
Rückkehr der reitenden Leichen, Die - West German title


LINKS

SEQUEL TO
Noche del terror ciego, La (1971)

SEQUELS
Buque maldito, El (1974)
Noche de las gaviotas, La (1975)


REFERENCES

Broadcast no.1203 (11 April 1983) p.37 (UK)
note (Dead liberty?)

Cineinforme no.172/173 (April 1973) p.4 (Spain)
review

Cineinforme no.230/231 (September 1975) p.48 (Spain)
review

CinemaTV Today no.10097 (24 August 1974) pp.12-13 (UK)
credits, review (by Marjorie Bilbow)

Flesh and Blood no.3 (1994) pp.13, 14 (UK)
illustrated note

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.43 no.513 (October 1976) p.211 (UK)
credits, synopsis, review (by Richard Combs)

Sight and Sound vol.4 no.9 (September 1994) p.60 (UK)
review (by Peter Dean)

Stars & Cinéma vol.3 no.3 (March 1975) p.26 (Belgium)
review

Video Business vol.4 np.20 (16 July 1984) p.29 (UK)
review

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits


KEYWORDS

churches, horses, sequels, knights templar, zombies

 


Last Updated: 3 January, 2010

 


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