In flashback we meet a young Fenix, the son of two circus performers, his father being the adulterous circus master and mother, a trapeze artist who also leads a cult of the Santa Sangre temple, the site of a gruesome crime where a young girl was dismembered. However, more gruesome crimes are to follow Fenix, not least the death of his beloved elephant, the funeral of which is a fantastical set piece in a film filled with Freudian relationships, bloody imagery and gruesome body horror. We see Fenix into adulthood where his painful childhood memories haunt him to become brutal reality.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s inimitable style is on full display in Santa Sangre. The director of cult classics like El Topo creates a disturbing blend of horror and melodrama. Accompanied with this release are deleted scenes with comments from Jodorowsky and two short documentaries – The Jodorowsky Connection and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Cult Cinema.
"Hallucinatory brilliance… visionary and haunting, keeps springing astonishingly to life" - Rolling Stone
Blu-ray contents: 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
Blu-ray: Certificate 18 / Colour / 16:9 / 1:85 : 1 / DTS 2.0 HD MA / BD50 / AVC Codec / English / 119 minutes / 1989
DVD: Certificate 18 / Colour / Anamorphic 16:9 / 1:85 : 1 / Dolby Digital 2.0 / DVD9 / PAL Multi-Region / English / 119 minutes / Licensed from Wildbunch / 1989
Licensed from WILD BUNCH on behalf of Porduzioni Intersound (Roberto Leoni, Alehandro Jodrowsky, Claudio Argento).