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Return of the Evil Dead

aka El ataque de los muertos sin ojos; Return of the Blind Dead; The Return of the Evil Dead

  • Year:1973
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Amando de Ossorio
  • Length: 91 min
  • IMDb rating: Return of the Evil Dead (1973) on IMDb
Poster of Return of the Evil Dead

The sequel to the popular Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) may take a while to get going, but once it does it’s a fun filled ride. ...Return has all the same ingredients as the first film but manages to have a more cohesive flow. De Ossorio has full command of his Templar Knights, and his positing them in a real town (as opposed to their ruined one of the first film) helps move the action along. The comparisons to Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) are obvious but only add to the fun.

Danny Shipka, Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980 (McFarland & Company, 2011)

Selected disc options for Return of the Evil Dead

Extras
Gabita Barbieri box art
Gabita Barbieri BD-ALL/ES 2021
Blue Underground box art
Blue Underground DVD-1/US/OOP 2006
Blue Underground box art
Blue Underground DVD-1/US/OOP 2005
Anchor Bay box art
Anchor Bay DVD-0/US/OOP 1998
Amando de Ossorio: The Last Templar (TV Documentary, 2001, 24:54) has extra
En casa con Lone Fleming - Interview with Actress Lone Fleming (60:32) has extra
Unearthing the Blind Dead - Interview with Director/Writer Amando de Ossorio (10:41) has extra
Alternate Spanish Opening Title Sequence (3:24) has extra
Stills Gallery (89 Images) has extra has extra
Spanish Theatrical Trailer (4:20) has extra has extra has extra
US Theatrical Trailer (1:58) has extra has extra
“Amando de Ossorio: Farewell to Spain’s Knight of Horror” - Written by Mike Hodges (PDF, 4 Pages) has extra
“Así se hizo: ‘El último guión’ (How it was Done: ‘The Last Script’)” (In Spanish, 27:30) has extra
“El último guión (The Last Script)” - Directed/Written by David García Sariñena (Short, 2016, 20:32) has extra
“La virgen descalza” - Directed/Written by Lone Fleming (Short, 15:15) has extra
Interview with Filmmaker David García Sariñena - On “El último guión” (In Spanish, 13:10) has extra

Notes

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • Amando de Ossorio: The Last Templar (TV Documentary, 2001, 24:54)
  • En casa con Lone Fleming (60:32)
  • Unearthing the Blind Dead (10:41)
  • “El último guión (The Last Script)” (Short, 2016, 20:32)
  • “La virgen descalza” (Short, 15:15)
Presentation Gabita Barbieri BD 2021
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 23.42 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
      • Length:1:31:34.405
      • File size: 16.16 GiB
      • Notes: Spanish Version
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: Spanish DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 895 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 192 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 3
      • Language: Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 320 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
Blue Underground DVD 2005
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-2
      • Resolution: 480p
      • Overall bit rate: 5.41 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.68:1 Anamorphic
      • Length:1:31:11.966
      • File size: 3.57 GiB
      • Notes: Spanish Version
    • File 2
      • Codec: MPEG-2
      • Resolution: 480p
      • Overall bit rate: 5.77 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 Anamorphic
      • Length:1:27:00.381
      • File size: 3.63 GiB
      • Notes: US Version
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 192 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
      • Notes: Spanish Version
    • File 2
      • Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 192 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
      • Notes: US Version
  • Subtitles
    • English
Extras Amando de Ossorio: The Last Templar (TV Documentary, 2001, 24:54, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
En casa con Lone Fleming - Interview with Actress Lone Fleming (60:32, 1080i60) Gabita Barbieri BD
Unearthing the Blind Dead - Interview with Director/Writer Amando de Ossorio (10:41, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
Alternate Spanish Opening Title Sequence (3:24, 480p) Gabita Barbieri BD
Stills Gallery (89 Images) Blue Underground DVD
Spanish Theatrical Trailer (4:20, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
US Theatrical Trailer (1:58, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
“Amando de Ossorio: Farewell to Spain’s Knight of Horror” - Written by Mike Hodges (PDF, 4 Pages) Blue Underground DVD
“El último guión (The Last Script)” - Directed/Written by David García Sariñena (Short, 2016, 20:32, 480p) Gabita Barbieri BD
“La virgen descalza” - Directed/Written by Lone Fleming (Short, 15:15, 1080i60) Gabita Barbieri BD