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The Ghost Galleon

aka El buque maldito; The Blind Dead 3; Horror of the Evil Dead; Horror of the Zombies; Ship of Zombies

  • Year:1974
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Amando de Ossorio
  • Length: 89 min
  • IMDb rating: The Ghost Galleon (1974) on IMDb
Poster of The Ghost Galleon

Living dead men – existing on the flesh of the young and beautiful!

The third in the popular Blind Dead series has a great premise, but unfortunately bad pacing, and some of the worst special effects imaginable, sabotage it. ... The problem with the film is that it takes forever to get to the good stuff. Before the arrival of the Templars we’re treated to a kidnapping plot as well as a lot of senseless arguing with characters we don’t care about and some amazingly bad special effects. When the Knights arrive on the scene, the movie picks up immensely, as de Ossorio’s creatures are the stuff of nightmares and the ship’s atmosphere, with rolling fog, genuinely enhances the chilling effect they have. De Ossorio wisely puts his Templar Knights back on land for the final instalment, Night of the Seagulls (1975).

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

Selected disc options for The Ghost Galleon

Extras
Gabita Barbieri box art
Gabita Barbieri BD-ALL/ES 2022
Blue Underground box art
Blue Underground DVD-1/US/OOP 2006
Blue Underground box art
Blue Underground DVD-1/US/OOP 2005
Amando de Ossorio: The Last Templar (TV Documentary, 2001, 24:54) has extra
Unearthing the Blind Dead - Interview with Director/Writer Amando de Ossorio (10:41) has extra
Alternate Spanish Opening Title Sequence (0:53) has extra
Soundtrack (38:09) has extra
Stills Gallery [Blue Underground] (30 Images) has extra has extra
Stills Gallery [Gabita Barbieri] (6:10) has extra
English Theatrical Trailer (2:46) has extra has extra has extra
US Theatrical Trailer as “Horror of the Zombies” (0:48) has extra has extra has extra
US TV Spot as “Horror of the Zombies” (0:33) has extra has extra
US Radio Spots as “Horror of the Zombies” (0:30, 0:55) has extra has extra
“Amando de Ossorio: Farewell to Spain’s Knight of Horror” - Written by Mike Hodges (PDF, 4 Pages) 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)
  • Unearthing the Blind Dead (10:41)
Presentation Gabita Barbieri BD 2022
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 25.73 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
      • Length:1:30:14.450
      • File size: 19.19 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1071 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 320 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
    • File 4
      • Language: Spanish DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1080 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 5
      • Language: Russian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 320 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
Blue Underground DVD 2005
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-2
      • Resolution: 480p
      • Overall bit rate: 8.20 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.82:1 Anamorphic
      • Length:1:30:16.077
      • File size: 5.42 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 192 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 192 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
Extras Amando de Ossorio: The Last Templar (TV Documentary, 2001, 24:54, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
Unearthing the Blind Dead - Interview with Director/Writer Amando de Ossorio (10:41, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
Alternate Spanish Opening Title Sequence (0:53, 1080i60) Gabita Barbieri BD
Soundtrack (38:09) Gabita Barbieri BD
Stills Gallery [Blue Underground] (30 Images) Blue Underground DVD
Stills Gallery [Gabita Barbieri] (6:10, 1080i60) Gabita Barbieri BD
English Theatrical Trailer (2:48, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
US Theatrical Trailer as “Horror of the Zombies” (0:48, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
US TV Spot as “Horror of the Zombies” (0:33, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
US Radio Spots as “Horror of the Zombies” (0:30, 0:55) Blue Underground DVD
“Amando de Ossorio: Farewell to Spain’s Knight of Horror” - Written by Mike Hodges (PDF, 4 Pages) Blue Underground DVD