Santa Sangre is a temple torn down by bulldozers over the protestations of its leader Concha (Bianca Guerra); the wife of an unfaithful circus performer (Guy Stockwell) and the mother of Fenix (Axel Jodorowsky). The Church is built on a gruesome crime scene, the first of many primal scenes for the young Fenix which also includes the death of the beloved circus elephant, the surreal funeral which follows, and above all the hideous violence which separates him from his family and leaves him confined in an asylum till his adult life. When he finally escapes, Fenix’s nightmares are ready to become awful reality.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s inimitable style is on full display in Santa Sangre. The director of cult classics like El Topo (a favorite of John Lennon and David Lynch) creates a truly disturbing blend of horror and melodrama. Accompanied with this release are deleted scenes with comments from Mr. Jodorowsky and two short documentaries – The Jodorowsky Connection and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Cult Cinema.
‘Liberating vision’ Time Out
‘Hallucinatory brilliance… visionary and haunting, keeps springing astonishingly to life’ Rolling Stone ‘A movie like none I have seen before: Santa Sangre is a film in which the inner chambers of the soul is laid bare’ Chicago Sun Times 'Stands out like Charles Manson at a children's party' Q Magazine 'The king of cult cinema, a unique voice’ Jonathan Ross 'The best filmmaker ever’ Marilyn Manson
Main Feature / Optional commentary by Jodorowsky and journalist Alan Jones / Alejandro Jodorowsky's Cult Cinema / La Constellation Jodorowsky by Louis Mouchet / Deleted scenes with commentary from Jodorowsky and journalist Alan Jones / Jodorowsky interview at ICA, London (2002) / Echek - A short film by Adan Jodorowsky (Alejandor's son and star of Santa Sangre) / Mr Bongo Trailer
DVD - Technical: Certificate 18 / Colour / Anamorphic 16:9 / 1:85 : 1 / Dolby Digital 2.0 / DVD9 / PAL Multi-Region / English / 119 minutes / Licensed from Wildbunch / 1989
Blu-ray - Technical: Certificate 18 / Colour / 16:9 / 1:85 : 1 / DTS 2.0 HD MA / BD50 / AVC Codec / English / 119 minutes / Licensed from Wildbunch / 1989