Friday 24 August 2012

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre

Like some Fellini-esque nightmare…a strange, violent, but ultimately liberating vision’ Time Out
A mind blowing exercise in amputation and religious weirdness’ The Guardian

It’s the ultimate midnight movie, the cult film to end all cults films, one of the weirdest, strangest and visually stunning films you’ve ever seen, appealing to cineastes, horror buffs, drive-in movie fans, heads, freaks and weirdoes… It is Santa Sangre (Holy Blood), a mind trip of a film due for a long-overdue revival at UK cinemas in a sumptuous, fully remastered version on September 21, 2012.

Described as one of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s finest films Santa Sangre received huge critical acclaim on its initial release, and now Mr Bongo Films presents the phenomenal masterpiece in a version that fully highlights this visual feast.
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge

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