ABKCO's new reissue of Blindman (which has been mastered from its original 35 mm negative, will be released November 4th in DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download formats).
Filmed both in Spain and at the legendary Cinecitta Studios in Rome, Blindman features more lavish sets than are typical for the genre, probably because of the money that Alan Klein and ABKCO were pumping into the production. (The newly restored version of the film does ample justice to Riccardo Pallottini's gorgeous cinematography.)
Klein himself makes an un-credited appearance in one of the early scenes playing a sweaty bandit. Former Beatles road manager Mal Evans appears in the same scene.
The Ringo's song "Blindman" recorded shortly after he returned to England from Spain, with the help of Klaus Voormann and Badfinger's Pete Ham. It later appeared on the flip side of "Back Off Boogaloo".