In just about two weeks Severin Films will be unleashing the cult favorite Santa Sangre on to Blu-ray high definition, and we’ve nabbed three stills from the flick that celebrate its over the top weirdness! Dig it!
To commemorate the long awaited re-release of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s masterpiece Santa Sangre on DVD and Blu-Ray, Severin Films and The American Cinematheque will be presenting a 35mm screening of the film, preceded by a reception, at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Blvd. There will be a special Q&A after the film with soundtrack composer Simon Boswell, whose other credits include work for Danny Boyle, Clive Barker and Dario Argento.
Additional screenings are set to take place across the country to celebrate this long awaited release. Details below:
Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
7:30 Santa Sangre followed by Q&A with composer Simon Boswell
(double feature with Jodorowsky’s debut Fando and Lis)
American Cinematheque here!
Alamo Downtown, 320 E. 6th St, Austin, TX
6:30pm Santa Sangre
Alamo Theater info here!
reRun Theater, 147 Front Street Brooklyn, NY
10:00 pm Santa Sangre
Rerun Theater info here!
The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
9:30pm Santa Sangre
followed by Q&A with star Sabrina Dennison
Brattle Theater info here!
From the Press Release
The term “cult director” applies to no one more than Chilean-born filmmaker and visionary shaman Alejandro Jodorowsky. Now Jodorowsky’s long-unseen masterpiece Santa Sangre will make its eagerly anticipated American Blu-ray and DVD debut on January 25, 2011, from Severin Films via MPI Media Group. The internationally acclaimed tale of madness, passion and redemption will be fully retored and accompanied by a wealth of extras, carrying an SRP of $29.98 on DVD and $34.98 on Blu-Ray.
Jodorowsky exploded onto the international scene with his notorious 1970s sensations El Topo and Holy Mountain. Endorsed by John Lennon and embraced by underground culture worldwide, the films redefined movies as both art and entertainment while single-handedly creating the midnight movie genre.
Legal frustrations with the films’ owner (and Beatles manager) Allen Klein, as well as a failed attempt to direct a 14-hour movie adaptation of Dune starring Orson Welles and Salvador Dali, kept Jodorowsky from making movies for 16 years until his triumphant return with SANTA SANGRE. Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell and the filmmaker’s sons Axel and Adan Jodorowsky star in this surreal epic about a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother and deaf-mute lover.
“This is a movie like none I have seen before,” wrote Roger Ebert in his original four-star review, “a wild kaleidoscope of images and outrages, a collision between Freud and Fellini. It contains blood and glory, saints and circuses, and unspeakable secrets of the night. And it is all wrapped up in a flamboyant parade of bold, odd, striking imagery, with Alejandro Jodorowsky as the ringmaster. SANTA SANGRE is a movie in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.”
Bonus features on the Blu-ray and two-disc DVD include:
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