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Tombs of the Blind Dead: Details on 3-disc steelbook Blu-ray release unveiled

Synapse Films is giving Tombs of the Blind Dead a 3-disc Blu-ray steelbook release! The details of what will be on the discs are now revealed

It’s been nearly a year since we heard that Synapse Films was putting together a 3-disc Blu-ray release of director Amando de Ossorio’s 1972 classic Tombs of the Blind Dead (check it out HERE, read Arrow’s recommendation HERE), and this weekend some lucky genre fans are going to have the chance to pick up copies of this steelbook release! Synapse will be selling a limited number of prerelease copies at the Cinema Wasteland convention in Strongsville, Ohio over the weekend. In anticipation of this, they gave the folks at Rue Morgue details on what can be found on the discs.

In case you’re not familiar with Tombs of the Blind Dead, a synopsis on IMDb goes like this: 

In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy deeds, the Templars bodies were left out for the crows to peck out their eyes. Now, in modern day Portugal, a group of people stumble on the Templars abandoned monastery, reviving their rotting corpses to terrorize the land.

And here’s what can be found in the Synapse steelbook:

Disc 1

– Original Spanish-language and English/Spanish hybrid soundtrack versions
– Lossless Spanish PCM 2.0 mono soundtrack
– Lossless “hybrid” English/Spanish PCM 2.0 mono soundtrack
– Optional English subtitles for the Spanish track and the Spanish sections of the hybrid soundtrack
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the hybrid soundtrack
– Audio commentary by horror film historian and author Troy Howarth
– Audio commentary by star Lone Fleming
– Audio commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the NaschyCast podcast
– MARAUDERS FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN, a feature-length documentary exploring the history of the Spanish zombie film, featuring interviews with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD writer/producer John Russo, Sitges Film Festival deputy director Mike Hostench, film critic John Martin, academic Calum Waddell, THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE director Jorge Grau, TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD star Lone Fleming, actors Helga Liné, Manuel de Blas, Antonio Mayans and Jack Taylor, Paul Naschy’s son Sergio Molina, author/film critic Kim Newman and academic/writer Steve Jones
– REVENGE OF PLANET APE: alternate U.S. opening sequence
– Awakening of Spanish Horror Cinema featurette
– Salem’s Pop “Templar’s Tears” music video
– Original theatrical trailer
– Still gallery

Disc 2

– Re-edited U.S. theatrical cut of the film
– Lossless English PCM 2.0 mono soundtrack
– Optional English subtitles

Disc 3: Exclusive TRIBUTE TO THE TEMPLARS CD
Audio CD created exclusively for this limited edition, containing music inspired by TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD. Featuring tunes from Zoltan, Cathedral, Hooded Menace, Machetazo and The Transylvania Hellhounds

The steelbook release of Tombs of the Blind Dead will be limited to 4000 copies. The package features art by Wes Benscoter and a slipcover bearing the original theatrical poster, plus a booklet with liner notes by film historian/home video columnist Patrick McCabe.

Release information for genre fans not attending Cinema Wasteland this weekend will be coming soon.

Do you want to pick up a copy of this Tombs of the Blind Dead release? Let us know by leaving a comment below. To see the package artwork, head over to Rue Morgue.

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