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MANSION OF THE DOOMED Available on Blu-ray from 101 Films Black Label (4 May)

MANSION OF THE DOOMED Available on Blu-ray from 101 Films Black Label (4 May)

101 Films presents gruesome exploitation shocker Mansion of the Doomed (1976), available in the UK for the very first time. This limited-edition release includes a brand-new documentary on producer Charles Band’s Full Moon Features, an interview with editor Harry Keramidas, artwork from the original UK “video nasty” release and a booklet featuring brand new essays on the film. Pre-order direct at 101-films-store.com


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Seized and confiscated under the Obscene Publications Act in the UK during the video nasty panic of the 1980s, Mansion of the Doomed (aka The Eyes of Doctor Chaney and House of Blood, and known variously as The Terror of Doctor Chaney and Massacre Mansion in the UK) was the first horror film from Charles Band’s Full Moon Features, the legendary B-movie studio that endeavoured to create low-budget horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films while retaining a somewhat “big-budget” feel, which led to the creation of cult classics like Trancers, Puppet Master and Demonic Toys.

MANSION OF THE DOOMED Available on Blu-ray from 101 Films Black Label (4 May)

Richard Basehart (Being There, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) stars as the maniacal Dr. Leonard Chaney, a brilliant surgeon who compulsively kidnaps people and rips out their eyeballs, dumping their bleeding bodies into a filthy basement cage. His masterplan? To transplant these ill-gotten orbs into the skull of his daughter, who herself was blinded in a tragic accident years before.

Title 035 on the 101 Films Black Label, this limited-edition release includes a brand-new documentary produced exclusively for this release on Charles Band’s Full Moon Features. Enclosed in a limited-edition slipcase featuring the original artwork from the confiscated video nasty release of the 80s. This package also features a limited edition booklet with brand new writing on the film: ‘On Mansion of the Doomed’ by filmmaker and critic Chris Alexander and ‘The Eye is Blind if the Mind is Absent: The Legacy of Ocular Violence & Video Nasties Within Mansion of the Doomed’ by writer Andy Marshall-Roberts.

Ken Wynne

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