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Full Moon Newsflash Vol. 167

Serious horror film fans have long loved Charles Band's 1976 psycho thriller MANSION OF THE DOOMED, citing it as one of the scariest films of its decade, a period which yielded so many landmark shockers (among them, Band's legendary TOURIST TRAP).

But there's never really been a GOOD home video release of MANSION OF THE DOOMED, even from Full Moon, as the elements just weren't anywhere to be found.


Until now, that is.


Full Moon is super stoked to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of one of the most lurid and unsettling exploitation films of all time, presented now for the FIRST TIME EVER fully uncut and remastered from the recently uncovered original 35mm negative!


Richard Basehart (BEING THERE, TVs 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 eyeball, dumping their bleeding bodies into a filthy basement cage. His master plan? To use these ill-gotten orbs and transplant them into the skull of his daughter, who herself was blinded in a tragic accident years before.


Taking its cues from Georges Franju's notorious 1960 French shocker EYES WITHOUT A FACE but careening off in wild, gruesome new directions, MANSION OF THE DOOMED (aka THE EYES OF DR. CHANEY and HOUSE OF BLOOD) is producer and Full Moon founder Band's first horror film (and is officially labelled as #1 in the Full Moon catalog) and also features an early co-starring role from future genre icon Lance Henriksen (ALIENS) as well as a memorable performance from Hollywood legend Gloria Grahame (OKLAHOMA!, BLOOD AND LACE) as Chaney's complicit nurse.


The Terror Trap says MANSION OF THE DOOMED is "a ghastly, underrated shocker. Exploitative and sick, but consistently powerful enough to sear its images onto your retina."


And trust us, your retinas have NEVER seen the movie look this good. Get ready to be wowed when MANSION OF THE DOOMED goes on sale this Wednesday, November 10th only at www.FullMoonDirect.com!